Calgary Flames assign three players to AHL’s Calgary Wranglers

Photo credit:Eric Boldt/Calgary Wranglers
Ryan Pike
8 months ago
The Calgary Flames have made some roster reductions in advance of Monday’s roster deadline. The club announced on Saturday that they’ve sent defender Nick DeSimone and forwards Emilio Pettersen and Martin Pospisil to the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers.
All three players cleared waivers on Friday afternoon.
The roster moves reduce the Flames’ roster to 27 players: two goaltenders, nine defencemen and 16 forwards. (But since three of those players are likely headed to the injured/non-roster list – Oliver Kylington, Jakob Pelletier and Kevin Rooney – they’re down to 24 active players.)
DeSimone, 28, split last season between the Flames and Wranglers – four games in the NHL and 65 games with the AHL. He was productive in the AHL, posting 46 points and leading their blueline in that category. He’s a reliable, productive veteran blueliner. He joined the organization as a free agent a year ago.
Pettersen, 23, is from Norway! He’s spent his entire pro career in the Flames system. He’s shown flashes of brilliance due to his speed, smarts and creativity in the AHL, but he’s also drawn criticism – to the point where he’s occasionally been a healthy scratch – due to his inconsistency. If he can put it all together: look out. He was a sixth-round pick back in 2018.
Pospisil, 23, is from Slovakia. He’s spent his entire pro career in the Flames system. Like Pettersen, he’s shown flashes of brilliance, as he’s got size and the willingness to use that size to create havoc. But he’s struggled to stay healthy, unfortunately, and so he’s yet to put together a body of work large enough to get an NHL call-up. He was a fourth-round pick back in 2018.
The Flames have to be down to a cap complaint 20-to-23-man roster by 3 p.m. MT on Monday.
Here’s who’s left on the camp roster:

Goaltenders (2)

No.PlayerAge2022-23 Team(s)
25Jacob Markstrom33Calgary Flames (NHL)
80Daniel Vladar26Calgary Flames (NHL)
Cuts: Jari Kykkanen (released from try-out on Sept. 26), Connor Murphy & Matt Radomsky (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 28), Oscar Dansk (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Dustin Wolf (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5)

Defensemen (9)

No.PlayerAgeShot2022-23 Team(s)
4Rasmus Andersson26RCalgary Flames (NHL)
48Dennis Gilbert26LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
55Noah Hanifin26LCalgary Flames (NHL)
58Oliver Kylington26LDid not play
82Jordan Oesterle31LDetroit Red Wings (NHL)
98Ilya Solovyov23LCalgary Wranglers (AHL)
8Chris Tanev33RCalgary Flames (NHL)
52MacKenzie Weegar29RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Canada (WC)
16Nikita Zadorov28RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Cuts: Charles Cote, Tyson Galloway, Quinn Mantei and Donovan McCoy (released from try-outs on Sept. 26); Etienne Morin (assigned to Moncton, QMHL, on Sept. 29), Jarrod Gourley (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 29), Mikael Diotte (released from try-out on Sept. 29), Yan Kuznetsov, Brady Lyle and Colton Poolman (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Jonathan Aspirot (signed to AHL contract on Oct. 3), Yan Kuznetsov (recalled from Wranglers camp on Oct. 4), Yan Kuznetsov and Jeremie Poirier (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5), Nick DeSimone (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 7)

Forwards (16)

No.PlayerAgeShot2022-23 Team(s)
11Mikael Backlund34LCalgary Flames (NHL)
20Blake Coleman31LCalgary Flames (NHL)
39Matt Coronato20RHarvard University (NCAA)
Calgary Flames (NHL)
United States (WC)
29Dillon Dubé24LCalgary Flames (NHL)
71Walker Duehr25RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
10Jonathan Huberdeau30LCalgary Flames (NHL)
15Dryden Hunt27LNew York Rangers (NHL)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
91Nazem Kadri32RCalgary Flames (NHL)
43Adam Klapka23RCalgary Wranglers (AHL)
28Elias Lindholm28RCalgary Flames (NHL)
88Andrew Mangiapane27LCalgary Flames (NHL)
22Jakob Pelletier22LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
21Kevin Rooney30LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
63Adam Ruzicka24LCalgary Flames (NHL)
79Cole Schwindt22RCalgary Wranglers (AHL)
17Yegor Sharangovich25LNew Jersey Devils (NHL)
Cuts: Nathan Peer, Nathan Pilling and Oliver Tulk (released from try-outs on Sept. 26), Jaden Lipinski (assigned to Vancouver, WHL, on Sept. 26), Rory Kerins, Ilya Nikolaev, Mark Duarte, Alex Gallant and Mitch McLain (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 28); Brett Sutter, William Stromgren and Parker Bell (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 29), Ben Jones and Clark Bishop (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Lucas Ciona and Connor Zary (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5), Samuel Honzek (assigned to Vancouver, WHL, on Oct. 5), Emilio Pettersen and Martin Pospisil (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 7)
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