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Do the Flames have a plan in net?

It’s pretty clear when looking at his moves that Brad Treliving generally has a plan when it comes to his roster. Over the past few weeks, he’s added 21-year-old Noah Hanifin, 23-year-old Elias Lindholm and 25-year-old Austin Czarnik to his club. If you look at the Flames’ roster and pay special attention to the key…

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Report: Flames re-sign Jon Gillies (two years, $750k)

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has been busy over the past few days. A report from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie indicates that he’s crossed another item off his to-do list. Per Lavoie’s reporting, the Flames have re-signed restricted free agent goaltender Jon Gillies to a two year deal worth $750,000 annually. The first year is…

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Development camp 2018: Dmitry Zavgorodniy is chasing his dreams

The Calgary Flames seem comfortable leaving their comfort zone in the late rounds of the NHL Draft. In recent years they’ve become more comfortable with grabbing undersized scorers, with the likes of Matthew Phillips and Andrew Mangiapane being snapped up by the club. But this past June they did something they rarely do: select a…

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Development camp 2018: Milos Roman is adept at adaptation

The most prominent trade the Calgary Flames made on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft was obviously the one with the Carolina Hurricanes. But just before that they added a draft pick when they swapped a 2019 fourth round pick to Montreal for a 2018 fourth round selection, taking Vancouver Giants forward Milos…

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Development camp 2018: Martin Pospisil is playing on the edge

Martin Pospisil is a very intriguing hockey player. The first of three players selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Draft – and the first player they selected over their weekend – his talent is almost overshadowed by the conception that he’s the Tasmanian Devil on skates. But the…

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Development camp 2018: Emilio Pettersen was a pre-teen YouTube sensation

When you google Emilio Pettersen, the first things that pop up in the search results are a series of YouTube videos. The videos show a pint-sized Pettersen dekeing and dodging around larger players and scoring many slick goals in his native Norway. While he was a YouTube sensation as a youngster, nowadays Pettersen – the…

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Development camp 2018: Demetrious Koumontzis is taking the scenic route

At the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, the Calgary Flames did something they’ve only done four times in the past decade: they drafted a player out of high school. In this case, the Flames selected Minnesota high schooler Demetrious Koumontzis from Edina with one of their three fourth round selections. Koumontzis comes from a unique…

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Takeaways from the development camp scrimmage

The Calgary Flames put a bow on their annual development camp at Winsport on Sunday morning with a scrimmage. The on-ice session pitted Team Conroy (in red) against Team Gelinas (in white) in an all-out battle for camp supremacy. Team Conroy won 6-4 in the “game” sessions, while Team Gelinas triumphed in the shootout sessions…

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Development camp concludes with a scrimmage (9:30 a.m., Winsport)

The Calgary Stampede can be a challenge of anybody’s temperament and resolve, and so it can be helpful to find indoor activities to recover. Well, the Calgary Flames are happy to provide one today, as they conclude their annual prospect development camp with a scrimmage! Today’s festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. at the main…

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Juuso Valimaki is ready for pro hockey

Juuso Valimaki is a very focused young man. Just 19 years of age, he’s already represented his country at several major international competitions, moved halfway across the world to pursue his dreams of stardom, been an All-Star in a highly-regarded junior league, and been drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft. Listening to…