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Calgary Flames prospect update: Jakob Pelletier stays hot this week

The Calgary Flames are a quarter of the way through the 2021-22 regular season. And their prospects are a similar proportion through their respective schedules – those Europeans are a little bit ahead of everybody else, though.

Let’s see how the up-and-coming future Flames have fared this past week, led by some strong performances by recent first-rounders Jakob Pelletier and Matthew Coronato.

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This and that:

  • Johannes Kinnvall and Tyler Persons are on the Flames’ season-opening injury reserve after suffering injuries.

Jack Beck – RW, Ottawa 67’s, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (168th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 11 6 17 9 15 9 37.52
Change from last week

Beck hasn’t played in a couple of weeks due to an unspecified injury.

Jake Boltmann – D, University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s third round pick (80th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 1 6 7 6 5 4 14.70
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.19

Boltmann has settled into a top four role with the Irish. He got his “usual” point per two games. He projects as more of a shutdown defender, but it’s encouraging to see him put up some points consistently this season.

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Lucas Ciona – LW, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (173rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 2 4 6 5 4 3 12.38
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.48

Ciona had a really quiet week, failing to hit the scoresheet in a pair of Thunderbirds games.

Matthew Coronato – RW, Harvard University Crimson, NCAA/HE

Calgary’s first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #1-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 4 6 10 7 9 7 28.70
Change from last week 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 +2.46

Harvard had most of the week off, so Coronato attended Calgary’s game in Boston against the Bruins. Then he hit the ice on Tuesday night and had a goal and an assist in Harvard’s decisive 5-2 win over those stuffed shirts at Brown.

Walker Duehr – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 2 1 3 2 2 2 23.91
Change from last week

Duehr remains in the NHL.

Lucas Feuk – LW, Västerviks IK, HockeyAllsvenskan / Nybro Vikings IF, HockeyEttan

Calgary’s fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Allsvenskan up to date 9 1 1 2 2 1 1 7.23
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.91
HockeyEttan up to date 5 0 2 2 2 1 1 n/a
Change from last week

Feuk played in one of Västerviks’ two games, missing one with a minor injury. His offensive output remains minor.

Ryan Francis – C, Stockton Heat, AHL / Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s fifth round pick (143rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #8-ranked prospect

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week n/a
QMJHL up to date 9 4 7 11 3 9 2 28.46
Change from last week 3 1 3 4 1 2 0 +1.29

Francis is starting to find his offensive swagger with the Sea Dogs, scoring at over a point-per-game pace this week. it’s worth noting that he had just a single five-on-five point and is pretty reliant on special teams for production right now. He’s serving as Saint John’s second line centre.

Glenn Gawdin – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

St. Louis’ fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft; free agent signing; #10-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 11 2 11 13 9 7 6 47.10
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 -1.61

Gawdin’s offensive output is slowing down a little bit – he’s now “only” a point-per-game AHLer – but he remains one of the organization’s most reliable and consistent two-way players.

Emil Heineman – LW, Leksands IF, SHL/CHL

Florida’s second round pick (43rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; acquired via trade; #14-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
SHL up to date 20 5 1 6 5 6 5 14.66
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.63
CHL up to date 7 4 1 5 4 5 4 n/a
Change from last week 1 3 0 3 2 3 2

Heineman had a hat-trick in Leksands’ 8-1 win over KAC Klagenfurt (of Austria) in the Champions League. He was able to play a bigger role in the CHL games than he usually does in the SHL – he was top six in the CHL after being bottom six in the SHL – and he made the most of the opportunity. Leksands will be playing better teams in the next round of the CHL, so we’ll see if Heineman can continue to adjust.

Cole Huckins – LW, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (77th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #19-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 7 7 14 10 11 7 18.11
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.81

Huckins had a power play goal this week for the Titan but was otherwise quiet offensively.

Cole Jordan – D, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL

Calgary’s fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week

Jordan remains out with what the WHL weekly report is calling an illness. He hasn’t played since early October.

Rory Kerins – C, Soo Greyhounds, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #18-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 10 18 28 16 20 12 41.20
Change from last week 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 +1.47

After a bit of a dip in output last week, Kerins produced at a two point per game pace this past week (including a three point evening that saw him score the game-winning goal). As of now, he’s firmly in the OHL’s top 10 in scoring.

Justin Kirkland – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Nashville’s third round pick (62nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft; free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 3 2 5 2 4 1 15.33
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.78

Kirkland’s been playing on the third line pretty consistently, but that entire trio was fairly quiet offensively this past week.

Demetrios Koumontzis – LW, Arizona State University Sun Devils, NCAA/Ind.

Calgary’s fourth round pick (108th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 2 2 4 3 3 3 9.10
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 +0.91

The Sun Devils were off this week.

Yan Kuznetsov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s second round pick (50th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #15-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Kuznetsov is rotating in and out of the third pairing with Ilya Solovyov, so they split the two games this week. (Colton Poolman is the other third pairing defender.)

Connor Mackey – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing; #7-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 0 4 4 2 4 2 12.26
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.23

Despite playing on the first pairing, Mackey had a quiet week offensively.

Mitchell Mattson – C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s fifth round pick (126th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 1 1 2 2 2 2 6.83
Change from last week

Mattson was a scratch in both of Michigan State’s games this week.

Ilya Nikolaev – C, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s third round pick (88th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 4 9 13 6 8 5 27.13
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 +4.17

Nikolaev continues to be a really nice developmental story. He continues to consistently produce for Tri-City and has quietly worked his way from the fourth line all the way to centring their top unit.

Josh Nodler – C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s fifth round pick (150th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 14 4 7 11 4 9 4 21.45
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 +0.97

Now a fixture on Michigan State’s top line, Nodler is playing key minutes in basically every game situation. Taking advantage of this opportunity, he’s producing quite reliably. (He projects as a two-way, shutdown centre, but it’s encouraging that he’s moving the needle offensively in a tough conference.)

Jakob Pelletier – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (26th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft; #3-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 6 10 16 10 12 6 49.05
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 2 2 1 +1.95

Pelletier, who turned 20 in March and can’t rent a car without paying a bunch of extra insurance fees, is currently eighth in the AHL in points and is tied with Adam Ruzicka for Stockton’s points lead. (Ruzicka is seventh in the AHL in points because he has more goals.) For a first-rounder in his first year pro, it’s hard to say many negative things about his output thus far.

Emilio Pettersen – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (167th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #11-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 12 0 3 3 3 0 0 9.96
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.00

Pettersen played both games after being a scratch in one game the previous week. Beyond that, he was very quiet.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (166th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; #5-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 5 8 13 8 12 8 39.85
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 +3.62

Phillips is incredibly consistent. Last week? He had three points in two games. This week? He had three points in two games. He’s a first liner and very much an integral part of what makes the Heat tick this season.

Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 6 2 8 5 7 4 24.52
Change from last week 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 +6.41

Philp has developed a reputation as a pro as being a really reliable goal-scorer. He’s continued that momentum this season. He’s not quite an elite offensive talent, but he can play with anybody and is a steady contributor in whatever role the Heat staff give him.

Jérémie Poirier – D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (72nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #9-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 20 5 13 18 12 10 8 20.96
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 -2.33

Poirier has quieted down a little bit lately, registering just a single assist this week.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

The good news is Poolman wasn’t scratched this week! The bad news is Poolman is still looking for his first points this season.

Martin Pospisil – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (105th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #16-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 7 2 2 4 2 3 2 15.94
Change from last week

Pospisil remains out with an unspecified injury.

Adam Ruzicka – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (109th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft; #6-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 10 6 16 9 13 9 49.05
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -5.29

Ruzicka is still Stockton’s leading scorer, but his relatively meagre output this week – just a single power play goal – allowed Jakob Pelletier to catch him for the team lead in points. Ruzicka’s still the club’s outright leader in goals, though.

Ilya Solovyov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #20-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Solovyov played one game and was scratched in one game, as he rotates on the third pairing with Yan Kuznetsov. He’s still looking for his first AHL point.

William Strömgren – LW, Rögle BK, J20 Nationell/CHL

Calgary’s second round pick (45th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #13-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
J20 up to date 23 8 14 22 13 15 11 15.14
Change from last week 4 1 4 5 2 4 2 +0.98
CHL up to date 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 n/a
Change from last week

Strömgren had a nice offensive week, including a goal and three assists in a single game. Unfortunately for Rögle, nobody else had anything going on that occasion and they lost that game by a 5-4 score.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (156th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 8 2 1 3 3 3 3 14.94
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4.99

Tuulola remained in the lineup for Stockton – he’s a right shot forward, so he’ll probably be in until Walker Duehr gets sent back from the NHL – but he didn’t hit the scoresheet in a quiet week.

Cameron Whynot – D, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (89th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 17 2 7 9 4 5 2 12.33
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 -0.09

Whynot missed a game with an illness this weekend, and he was otherwise completely fine on Halifax’s second pairing. He had a secondary even strength assist, but so far remains really reliant on special teams to generate offense for the Mooseheads.

Connor Zary – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (24th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #2-ranked prospect

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 7.97
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5.31

The good news the Heat are playing well, are very deep, and so they’re able to ease Zary into full-time pro hockey this season after his injury. The bad news is he’s not really moving the needle very much yet, but it’s still early.

Dmitry Zavgorodniy – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (198th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week

Zavgorodniy was a healthy scratch in both Stockton games this week.

Daniil Chechelev – G, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (96th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 2 118 .903
Change from last week 2 118 +.903

Chechelev finally got some game action in, playing this weekend for the first time since playing in a MHL game (Russian junior) in mid-February. He was excellent in a Kansas City win, and then a little less good in a loss. (The Mavericks were playing their third game in as many nights against the same opponent.)

Arsenii Sergeev – G, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 11 660 .951
Change from last week 2 120 +.001

What more can we say about Sergeev? He allowed two goals this week, high by his standards, and was named the USHL’s goaltender of the week for the second time in three weeks. He’s been excellent for Tri-City so far.

Adam Werner – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Colorado’s fifth round pick (131st overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; free agent signing

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 5 302 .899
Change from last week 1 58 -.023

Werner played once and allowed five goals in a Stockton regulation loss, their first of the season. The game got away from the Heat collectively in the third period, so you can’t exactly hang it on their goalie.

Dustin Wolf – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (214th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #4-ranked prospect

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 8 486 .931
Change from last week 1 60 +.001

Wolf played one game and got a regulation win, allowing two goals in the process. As a first-year AHL goalie (and for a kid who turned 20 in April), there’s not much more you can ask of him.

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