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Calgary Flames prospect update: Rory Kerins leads the way

Folks, we talk a lot about Calgary Flames prospect Rory Kerins on this website. And for good reason: he’s among the best players in Canadian junior hockey. But with all the hubbub about Dustin Wolf and Jakob Pelletier these days, maybe we’re not saying enough to put Kerins’ excellence into context.

Kerins is second in scoring in the OHL after basically having his entire Draft+1 season wiped out due to the pandemic. That’s pretty amazing.

Let’s check in on the Flames’ other youngsters.

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This and that:

  • G Tyler Parsons remains on the Flames’ season-opening injury reserve.
  • D Johannes Kinnvall was activated from the season-opening injury reserve and assigned to Stockton.
  • We’re not including Juuso Välimäki’s AHL run in here because he’s played enough NHL games that we no longer consider him a prospect. He has seven points in 10 AHL games and missed this week’s games with an injury.

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 is expected back from his injury before the end of January.

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 23 1 8 9 8 5 4 10.68
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.02

Notre Dame played twice but Boltmann was held off the scoresheet.

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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 28 5 8 14 11 10 7 12.38
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 n/a

Ciona maintained his scoring pace with a primary assist in a Seattle blowout win.

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 13 6 6 12 9 11 9 21.19
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.77

Coronato was held off the scoresheet in his lone outing this week.

Walker Duehr – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 23 5 6 11 5 8 4 19.06
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 +0.08

Duehr had a secondary assist this weekend.

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Lucas Feuk – LW, Västerviks IK, HockeyAllsvenskan / Nybro Vikings IF/Väsby IK, 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 10 1 1 2 2 1 1 6.51
Change from last week
HockeyEttan up to date 13 4 6 10 6 7 5 n/a
Change from last week

Väsby was off this week.

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

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
QMJHL up to date 18 6 17 23 12 17 9 29.76
Change from last week

The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

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 29 12 16 28 17 19 13 38.48
Change from last week 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 +0.10

Gawdin had a pair of goals – one even strength and one on the power play – and continued his very consistent offensive season.

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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 31 9 4 13 11 12 10 20.49
Change from last week 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 +0.94
CHL up to date 9 4 1 5 4 5 4 n/a
Change from last week

Heineman played once and scored a goal for Leksands.

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 24 11 11 22 16 18 12 21.35
Change from last week

The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

Cole Jordan – D, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL

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

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 1 2 3 2 2 2 5.71
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 +0.76

The Warriors bounced back from their COVID stoppage by playing three games in three nights. Jordan had a primary assist.

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 34 22 36 58 34 47 30 45.18
Change from last week 2 3 2 5 2 5 2 +1.31

Kerins is second in the Ontario Hockey League in points. He’s having an exceptional season.

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 29 7 6 13 5 10 5 17.86
Change from last week 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 +2.20

The good news is Kirkland had two points. The bad news is he missed Stockton’s other game after entering the COVID protocol.

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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 23 4 7 11 9 8 8 13.06
Change from last week

The Sun Devils were off this week.

Yan Kuznetsov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL / Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

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
AHL up to date 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week
QMJHL up to date 4 1 2 3 1 2 1 19.86
Change from last week

The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

Connor Mackey – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing; #7-ranked prospect

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 31 4 14 18 8 14 6 23.14
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -0.22

Mackey had a primary assist.

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 13 1 2 3 3 2 2 6.30
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 +2.34

Mattson had a secondary assist.

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 27 9 20 29 14 17 9 24.66
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 +0.78

Another week, another nice offensive output for Nikolaev in the USHL.

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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 24 5 7 12 5 10 5 13.65
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.24

Nodler went pointless this week. He’s been bumped from first line centre to middle-six winger for Michigan State over the last few weeks.

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 30 11 20 31 20 22 14 41.18
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.42

Pelletier played once and didn’t hit the scoresheet. He missed Stockton’s other game after entering the COVID protocol.

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 22 1 6 7 6 4 3 11.61
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 +0.74

Pettersen played a bunch with some of his teammates in the COVID protocol. He “only” registered an assist, but he was buzzing and hopefully it’s a sign of his game turning the corner.

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 28 13 17 30 20 24 18 42.70
Change from last week 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 +1.32

With a bunch of key players absent due to COVID this week, the Heat really leaned on Phillips. And he came through, as he usually does.

Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 8 10 18 8 12 6 24.74
Change from last week

Philp missed both games this week as he was in the COVID protocol.

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 30 9 23 32 23 20 15 24.84
Change from last week

The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 25 0 5 5 4 1 1 7.97
Change from last week

Poolman missed both games this week as he was in the COVID protocol.

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 21 5 7 12 8 10 7 22.77
Change from last week

Pospisil missed both games this week as he was in the COVID protocol.

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

Ruzicka is on Calgary’s taxi squad.

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 23 3 2 5 4 4 4 8.66
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.83

Solovyov played both games this week and was solid, if unspectacular. The Heat were missing a bunch of more experienced blueliners and he was very reliable in their absence.

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

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
SHL up to date 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week
J20 up to date 32 10 14 24 14 17 12 11.87
Change from last week 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 +0.13
CHL up to date 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 n/a
Change from last week

Strömgren scored a goal, but missed the following game due to a minor injury.

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 26 8 4 12 8 11 7 18.39
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 +0.12

Tuulola only had a secondary assist this week, but he’s been one of Stockton’s more noticeable and consistent players lately. With bigger names out with injuries and/or COVID, that’s been huge for the Heat’s continued success.

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 28 3 12 15 7 9 4 12.48
Change from last week

The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

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 22 4 5 9 6 7 5 16.30
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.78

Zary was injured in the only game he played this week.

Dmitry Zavgorodniy – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL / HC Sochi, KHL

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

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
AHL up to date 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Change from last week
KHL up to date 10 0 3 3 1 1 0 19.78
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.20

The KHL is on a COVID pause.

Daniil Chechelev – G, Stockton Heat, AHL / Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

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

GP TOI SV%
Up to date 13 776 .897
Change from last week -1 61 +.003

Chechelev returned to the ECHL and played a game before their All-Star Break.

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 24 1384 .934
Change from last week 2 106 +.002

Sergeev was named the USHL’s top goaltender of the week, getting that honour for the third time this season. He was also tossed from a game for getting into an altercation with an opposition forward – hitting anybody in the head is a no-no in the USHL. He remains the top goaltender in the USHL by basically every statistical measure.

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 10 603 .890
Change from last week 1 60 +.010

Werner’s gotten about half the starts for Stockton recently and he’s been performing rather well. He’s still Stockton’s second-best goalie, but he’s been very solid for them lately.

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 20 1216 .931
Change from last week 1 60 -.005

Wolf allowed five goals in a Stockton loss. Despite this, he remains one of the top goaltenders in the AHL. He’s first in wins, first in save percentage and second in goals against average. He has yet to register a shutout this season, too, so his numbers are the product of sheer youthful consistency.

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