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Flames prospect update: Stockton begins their playoff journey

After a bye week, the Stockton Heat began their post-season journey on Tuesday night at home against the Bakersfield Condors – the baby Oilers. Meanwhile, a whole slew of Calgary Flames prospects remain active in their respective league playoffs (and a few have been eliminated).

Let’s check in on all the prospects!

This and that

  • The playing seasons are over for F Mitchell Mattson (Michigan State), F Josh Nodler (also Michigan State), F Demetrios Koumontzis (Arizona State), D Jake Boltmann (Notre Dame), F Matt Coronato (Harvard), F William Stromgren (Rögle), F Lucas Feuk (Väsby), G Arsenii Sergeev (Tri-City) and F Ilya Nikolaev (Tri-City).
  • Connor Mackey, Adam Ruzicka and Adam Werner are with the Flames as extra depth players for the playoffs.
  • The Stockton Heat won Game 1 of their first round series with Bakersfield and has a 1-0 series lead.

Jack Beck – RW, Ottawa 67’s, OHL / Stockton Heat, AHL

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

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
OHL up to date 36 22 22 44 25 38 22 32.37
Change from last week

Beck is with Stockton, practising with the Heat. He has yet to dress.

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 53 17 18 35 23 26 16 16.35
Change from last week

The Thunderbirds are down 2-0 to the Portland Winterhawks in their second round series. Playing on Seattle’s second line, Ciona has two points in this round and five points in the playoffs overall.

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 59 11 12 23 16 19 14 15.54
Change from last week

Duehr played on the fourth line with Alex Gallant and Byron Froese for Game 1 against Bakersfield. He had a goal.

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 54 25 40 65 40 56 36 28.03
Change from last week

Saint John is tied 2-2 with Rimouski in their best-of-five playoff series: the deciding Game 5 takes place on Thursday. Francis missed Game 4 due to an injury or illness. He has one assist in the round so far.

(If Saint John gets eliminated, they’re still active in the playoffs because they’re hosting the Memorial Cup.)

Glenn Gawdin – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

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

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 62 15 35 50 25 32 19 32.14
Change from last week

Gawdin returned to action after missing some time at the end of the regular season. He played on the first line with Jakob Pelletier and Matthew Phillips in Game 1. He had an assist on Pelletier’s shorthanded goal.

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 41 12 14 26 18 22 14 14.77
Change from last week

Acadie-Bathurst trails Halifax in their first round series 2-1, with Game 4 scheduled for Thursday. Huckins has an assist so far and has been bouncing around their middle six so far.

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 36 2 9 11 9 6 5 7.57
Change from last week

Moose Jaw trails Winnipeg 2-1 in their second round series, with Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday. Playing on the third pairing, Jordan has two assists so far in the playoffs.

Rory Kerins – C, Soo Greyhounds, OHL

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

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GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 67 43 75 118 64 93 58 46.65
Change from last week

Soo is down 2-1 to Flint in their second round series, with Game 4 scheduled for Thursday. Kerins has three points in the series and eight points in the playoffs so far.

Johannes Kinnvall – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 19 0 8 8 4 3 2 16.78
Change from last week

Kinnvall was scratched for Stockton’s first playoff game.

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 66 25 23 48 23 39 18 28.98
Change from last week

Kirkland played on the second line with Martin Pospisil and Luke Philp for Game 1 against Bakersfield.

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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 25 2 11 13 10 7 5 13.77
Change from last week

Saint John plays Rimouski in a deciding fifth game of their best-of-five series on Thursday night. Kuznetsov missed Game 2 with an illness or injury, but returned for Game 3. He has one point in the series so far, paired with Jeremie Poirier on Saint John’s second pairing.

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 58 23 49 72 37 46 22 28.50
Change from last week

Nikolaev’s junior season is over, as the Storm were eliminated in three games by Sioux City in the USHL conference final round. He had eight points in five games, including five goals, in Tri-City’s post-season.

Since Nikolaev isn’t headed to college, he could potentially join the Heat for the post-season – but time will tell if that actually materializes.

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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 66 27 35 62 33 46 25 37.44
Change from last week

Pelletier was on the first line with Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips for Game 1 against Bakersfield. He had a shorthanded goal to open the scoring.

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 59 13 13 26 24 20 17 18.24
Change from last week

Pettersen was on the third line with Connor Zary and Eetu Tuulola for Game 1 against Bakersfield. He had an excellent game, with a goal (the game-winner) and an assist on the insurance goal.

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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 65 31 37 68 38 52 33 41.69
Change from last week

Phillips was on the first line with Glenn Gawdin and Jakob Pelletier for Game 1 against Bakersfield.

Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 66 21 23 44 24 29 18 26.57
Change from last week

Philp was on the second line with Justin Kirkland and Martin Pospisil for Game 1 against Bakersfield.

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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 67 16 41 57 40 35 24 19.81
Change from last week

Saint John and Rimouski are headed to a deciding Game 5 in their best-of-five series on Thursday. Poirier has three points in the series, all in the first two games. He’s been playing on the second pairing with Yan Kuznetsov.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 62 0 13 13 11 6 6 8.36
Change from last week

Poolman was paired with Andy Welinski in Game 1 against Bakersfield.

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 47 7 18 25 13 19 11 21.20
Change from last week

Pospisil played on the second line in Game 1 against Bakersfield, playing with Luke Philp and Justin Kirkland.

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 51 3 5 8 7 7 7 6.25
Change from last week

Solovyov was paired with Juuso Valimaki in Game 1 against Bakersfield.

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 61 14 11 25 18 21 16 16.33
Change from last week

Tuulola had an assist in Game 1 against Bakersfield. He’s playing on Stockton’s third line with Connor Zary and Emilio Pettersen.

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 45 4 13 17 9 11 6 8.80
Change from last week

Whynot remains out with an illness with no official word on his timeline. The Mooseheads are up 2-1 on Acadie-Bathurst in their first round series.

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 54 13 12 25 16 21 15 18.80
Change from last week

After missing time late in the season, Zary returned to action for Game 1, playing on the third line with Emilio Pettersen and Eetu Tuulola.

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 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.32
Change from last week
KHL up to date 10 0 3 3 1 1 0 19.78
Change from last week

Zavgorodniy was a healthy scratch for Stockton in their first playoff game.

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%
AHL up to date 1 63 .848
Change from last week
ECHL up to date 30 1715 .894
Change from last week

With Werner in the NHL as Calgary’s third goalie, Chechelev dressed as Wolf’s backup.

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 41 2313 .918
Change from last week

Tri-City has been eliminated in the USHL’s conference final round by Sioux City and Sergeev’s three games sort of shows why that happened. He gave up the game-winning goal in Game 1 with five seconds left and chirped the officials after the goal enough that he was tossed from the game. He didn’t start Game 2, and his backup gave up four goals in the first period before Sergeev was brought into the game in the second period. Sergeev was superb in Game 3, only allowing one goal, but the Storm couldn’t muster any run support.

Sergeev’s season is over. He’s headed to college next season at UConn, so he’s not eligible to join the Heat.

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 47 2810 .924
Change from last week

Wolf was named the AHL’s goaltender of the year this past week. He celebrated by making 27 saves against Bakersfield in Game 1, out-duelling Bakersfield’s Stuart Skinner.

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