Calgary Flames Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Mikael Backlund Centre 28 6ft 1in 199 Backlund was drafted by the Flames in the first round of the 2007 draft and slowly emerged into one of the game’s best underrated two-way centres. He’s a solid skater with a good shot but excels largely due to excellent hockey sense.
Matt Bartkowski Defence 29 6ft 1in 196 Matt Bartkowski is a depth defenceman who, despite his modest size, plays a very physical game. He doesn’t add much offensively, but Bartkowski is reliable in the defensive zone.
Sam Bennett Centre/LW 21 6ft 1in 186 The fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Sam Bennett boasts loads of skill but has yet to put it together at the NHL level. In junior, he coupled his high-end skill with a pesky, fiery play style, but he’ll need to get bigger before he can play that way professionally.
TJ Brodie Defence 27 6ft 1in 182 TJ Brodie might not have the size of a prototypical defenceman, but he makes up for it with excellent skating and puck moving ability. He can quarterback a power play, join the rush, and create offence, making him a very effective, big minute defenceman.
Troy Brouwer Right wing 32 6ft 3in 215 Troy Brouwer was inked to a multi-year contract after a productive playoff run with the St. Louis Blues. He’s a big, physical veteran presence with a lot of playoff experience, but is wearing down and doesn’t produce offensively like he used to.
Michael Ferland Left wing 25 6ft 2in 208 Michael Ferland has become a fan favourite in Calgary because of his gritty, high energy play style. He’ll work hard, throw hits, drop the gloves, get under the skin of opposing players, and can chip in offensively.
Michael Frolik Right wing 29 6ft 1in 194 Signed as a free agent in 2015, Michael Frolik is an incredibly underrated two-way winger who has become a darling of the advanced stats community. He’s got some offensive flair and his skating ability and hockey sense make him a strong defensive player.
Johnny Gaudreau Left wing 24 5ft 9in 157 Though he’s usually the smallest guy on the ice, Johnny Gaudreau is one of the league’s moth lethal offensive talents. He possesses tremendous offensive instincts, skates well, is creative with the puck, and has a sharp shot. He’s the driving force behind Calgary’s offence.
Mark Giordano Defence 34 6ft 0in 210 Mark Giordano was never drafted and spent a season overseas in the KHL before breaking into the league with the Flames. Since then, he’s emerged as a top defenceman and was named the Flames’ captain in 2013 after the departure of franchise legend Jarome Iginla. Giordano is undersized for a defenceman, but compensates with a smart all-around game and great work ethic.
Dougie Hamilton Defence 24 6ft 6in 210 Once drafted with the ninth overall pick by the Boston Bruins, the Flames acquired Dougie Hamilton in a trade in 2015. He’s a big, lanky, smooth skating defenceman with excellent puck moving abilities. Though his large frame leaves a lot to be desired in terms of physical play, Hamilton is emerging into a top defenceman.
Freddie Hamilton Centre 26 6ft 1in 195 Months after acquiring Dougie Hamilton, the Flames traded for his older brother Freddie. He doesn’t have the size or skill his brother does, but Freddie Hamilton is a solid depth forward who can play on the defensive side of the puck and on the penalty kill.
Travis Hamonic Defence 27 6ft 2in 205 For years, Travis Hamonic has wanted to play in Western Canada to be closer to his family. Finally in the 2016 off-season, the Flames acquired Hamonic from the Islanders, giving them a solid shutdown defenceman for their second pair. While he doesn’t boast much of an offensive game, he’s physical and responsible and can log major minutes.
Jaromir Jagr Right wing 45 6ft 3in 230 An NHL legend who currently sits second in history with 1919 points, Jaromir Jagr joined the Flames late in the off-season on a one-year deal. Despite being 45 years old, Jagr continues to defy logic by being a solid offensive contributor who can make a team’s top six better.
Mark Jankowski Centre 23 6ft 4in 202 Back in 2012, the Flames were laughed at for using a first round pick on Mark Jankowski. But after slow and steady development, he looks to be coming into his own as an effective pivot who can produce offensively.
Brett Kulak Defence 24 6ft 2in 187 Brett Kulak was drafted by the Flames back in 2012 and has evolved into a solid, all-around depth defenceman. He boasts a projectable frame, good skating ability, and a hard point shot. He isn’t dominant in one area, but has a variety of skills that make him effective.
Eddie Lack Goaltender 30 6ft 4in 187 Once a prospect in the Vancouver Canucks system, Eddie Lack has bounced around the league for a couple years and now finds himself as Calgary’s backup. He has an ideal frame and excellent agility for his size, but Lack has yet to show he can be a consistent goalie at the NHL level.
Curtis Lazar Right wing 22 6ft 0in 209 Once a first round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators, Curtis Lazar was acquired at the 2017 Trade Deadline as a reclamation project. He’s a hard working, two-way forward but has yet to find his offence at the NHL level. He needs to get bigger and stronger before he can play the same physical game he did in the WHL.
Sean Monahan Centre 23 6ft 3in 195 Sean Monahan was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft and has evolved into one part of the Flames’ dynamic offensive duo along with Johnny Gaudreau. He’s a big, smooth skating centre with two-way ability capable of making his linemates better at both ends of the ice.
Mike Smith Goaltender 35 6ft 4in 215 The Flames acquired veteran goaltender Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes during the 2017 off-season to solidify the net. While somewhat inconsistent due to injuries over his career, Smith has the ability to steal a game for a team. He’s also a leader from the between the pipes.
Matt Stajan Centre 34 6ft 1in 195 The only player left from the blockbuster Dion Phaneuf trade back in 2010, Matt Stajan has continued to carve out a role on the Flames as a veteran role player. He doesn’t provide much offensively anymore, but Stajan can take defensive zone draws and kill penalties.
Michael Stone Defence 27 6ft 3in 210 Michael Stone was acquired during the 2016-17 season in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes but signed a contract extension with the Flames in the summer. While inconsistent and prone to mistakes, Stone boasts a big frame and solid skill that allows him to be a solid all-around defenceman in the NHL.
Matthew Tkachuk Left wing 20 6ft 2in 202 The sixth overall pick in the 2016 has quickly jumped into the NHL as a player you hate to play against but love to have on your team. Tkachuk is a pest with a nose for the net and the skill to finish at the NHL level. He’ll spend his fair share of time in the penalty box as a key part of his game is physicality and agitating the other team.
Kris Versteeg Right wing 31 5ft 11in 176 A member of two Stanley Cup winning teams in Chicago, Kris Versteeg has carved out a nice career as a depth, two-way forward who can chip in offensively despite his size. He has great offensive instincts, is great with the puck, and has a nose for the net, making him a great low-key offensive threat.