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Flames cut a dozen players from training camp

The Calgary Flames have made their first roster moves of 2021’s training camp, cutting a dozen players from camp and reducing the main camp roster to 51 players.

Here’s the rundown:

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  • Amateur try-out players Benjamin King (Red Deer, WHL), Connor Ungar (Red Deer, WHL) and Carter Serhyenko (Prince Albert, WHL) have been released from their ATOs and returned to their junior teams.
  • Pro try-out players Koletrane Wilson, Greg Moro and Reid Perepeluk – all signed to AHL deals already – have been released from their PTOs and assigned to the AHL’s Stockton Heat.
  • Unsigned junior players Lucas Ciona (Seattle, WHL), Cole Huckins (Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL), Cole Jordan (Moose Jaw, WHL), Rory Kerins (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), Ilya Nikolaev (Tri-City, USHL) and Cameron Whynot (Halifax, QMJHL) have been assigned to their junior teams.

The players who were cut were all part of the early group in training camp, prospects who were working with the development coaches and never really considered serious contenders for NHL roster spots.

So who’s left in camp?

(Note: Connor Zary and Johannes Kinnvall are injured.)

Goaltenders (5)

No. Player Age 2020-21 Team(s)
81 Matt Greenfield (AHL) 26 Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
25 Jacob Markström 31 Calgary Flames (NHL)
80 Daniel Vladar 24 Boston Bruins (NHL)
Providence Bruins (NHL)
HC Dynamo Pardubice (Extraliga)
35 Adam Werner 24 Colorado Eagles (AHL)
HC Vita Hästen (Allsvenskan)
32 Dustin Wolf 20 Stockton Heat (AHL)
Everett Silvertips (WHL)
United States (WJC)

Cuts: Carter Serhyenko (9/25), Connor Ungar (9/25)

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Unsigned and not invited: Arsenii Sergeev (USHL), Daniil Chechelev (AHL/visa issues)

Signed and not invited: Tyler Parsons

Defensemen (17)

No. Player Age Shot 2019-20 Team(s)
4 Rasmus Andersson 24 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
57 Nick DeSimone 26 R San Jose/Rochester (AHL)
43 Kevin Gravel 29 L Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
44 Erik Gudbranson 29 R Ottawa/Nashville (NHL)
55 Noah Hanifin 24 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
95 Johannes Kinnvall 24 R HV71 (SHL)
37 Yan Kuznetsov 19 R Univ. of Connecticut (NCAA)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
Russia (WJC)
58 Oliver Kylington 24 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
3 Connor Mackey 25 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
United States (WHC)
72 Jérémie Poirier 19 R Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
46 Colton Poolman 25 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
98 Ilya Solovyov 21 L Dynamo Minsk (KHL)
Belarus (WHC)
26 Michael Stone 31 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
8 Chris Tanev 31 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
6 Juuso Välimäki 22 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
Ilves (Liiga)
45 Andy Welinski 28 R Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
16 Nikita Zadorov 26 R Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Russia (WHC)

Cuts: Cole Jordan (9/25), Greg Moro (9/25), Koletrane Wilson (9/25), Cameron Whynot (9/25)

Unsigned and not invited: Jake Boltmann (NCAA)

Forwards (29)

No. Player Age Shot 2020-21 Team(s)
11 Mikael Backlund 32 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
20 Blake Coleman 29 L Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
29 Dillon Dubé 22 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
61 Walker Duehr 23 R Minnesota State (Mankato) (NCAA)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
65 Ryan Francis 19 R Cape Breton/Saint John (QMJHL)
38 Byron Froese 30 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
90 Alex Gallant (AHL) 28 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
13 Johnny Gaudreau 28 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
42 Glenn Gawdin 24 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
52 Justin Kirkland 25 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
22 Trevor Lewis 34 R Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
28 Elias Lindholm 26 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
17 Milan Lucic 33 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
88 Andrew Mangiapane 25 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
Canada (WHC)
23 Sean Monahan 26 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
49 Jakob Pelletier 20 L Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
Canada (WJC)
64 Emilio Pettersen 21 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
Norway (WHC)
41 Matthew Phillips 23 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
39 Luke Philp 25 R Stockton Heat (AHL)
18 Tyler Pitlick 29 R Arizona Coyotes (NHL)
76 Martin Pospisil 21 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
HC Kosice (Tipsport Liga)
15 Brad Richardson 36 L Nashville Predators (NHL)
24 Brett Ritchie 28 R Calgary Flames (NHL)
63 Adam Ruzicka 22 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
54 Mark Simpson (AHL) 26 L Stockton Heat (AHL)
19 Matthew Tkachuk 23 L Calgary Flames (NHL)
75 Eetu Tuulola 23 R Stockton Heat (AHL)
SaiPa (Liiga)
Västerviks IK (Allsvenskan)
47 Connor Zary 19 L Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
Canada (WJC)
78 Dmitry Zavgorodniy 21 R Stockton Heat (AHL)
SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

Cuts: Lucas Ciona (9/25), Cole Huckins (9/25), Rory Kerins (9/25), Benjamin King (9/25), Ilya Nikolaev (9/25), Reid Perepeluk (9/25)