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A look into Ryan Pike’s PHWA awards ballot

The 2021-22 season was my fourth as a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the first time I was selected as a voter in the annual awards. (Spoiler: I was equal parts excited and terrified at the proposition.) In the interest of transparency, our organization posts breakdowns of everybody’s votes for each award…

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Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Jacob Markstrom named to NHL season-end All-Star Teams

Three Calgary Flames players have been voted to the National Hockey League’s two season-end All-Star Teams, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. #Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team. Jacob Markstrom and Matthew Tkachuk both selected for the Second All-Star Team. pic.twitter.com/Qvnae2xeCU — Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) June 22, 2022…

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Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau finishes fourth in Hart Trophy voting

Friends, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews won the Hart Memorial Trophy at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. But Calgary Flames sniper Johnny Gaudreau placed well, finishing fourth in the balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. #Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau finished fourth in 2021-22 Hart Trophy voting, including three first place votes. Toronto’s…

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Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom finishes second in Vezina Trophy race

It was no big shocker at the 2022 NHL Awards when New York Rangers netminder Igor Shesterkin won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender. But finishing second in balloting was Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom. #Flames goaltender Jacob Markström finished second in 2022 Vezina Trophy voting, but with no first place votes. New…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Vinzenz Rohrer

As we inch towards the 2022 NHL Draft, we’re previewing several players that the Calgary Flames could be interested in selecting with their second round pick (59th overall). Next up on that list is Ottawa 67’s winger Vinzenz Rohrer, an Austrian import who impressed in his first season in North America.

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Mikael Backlund remained the Calgary Flames’ two-way Swedish king in 2021-22

For much of the past decade, Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund has been a picture of Swedish consistency and efficiency. He’s been a fixture on the team’s “tough minutes” second line, facing the best and brightest of the National Hockey League. As he creeps towards his mid-30s, he remains a definitive net positive for the…