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Calgary Flames draft day: the 2024 NHL Draft, Rounds 2-7 (9:30am MT, SN)

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Ryan Pike
25 days ago
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The Calgary Flames made two selections on the first day of the 2024 NHL Draft. They could make up to seven more on the second day.
The Flames added Zayne Parekh and Matvei Gridin to the fold on Friday night. They could be one of the league’s busiest teams on Saturday morning as they attempt to convert the draft capital they’ve accumulated through their many trades into player capital.
The second day of the draft starts bright and early at 9:30 a.m. MT on Sportsnet.

Calgary’s picks

As noted yesterday, the Flames have seven picks on the second day of the draft:
  • 41st overall (2nd round)
  • 62nd overall (2nd round) – from Dallas (Chris Tanev trade)
  • 74th overall (3rd round)
  • 84th overall (3rd round) – from Vegas (Noah Hanifin trade)
  • 106th overall (4th round)
  • 107th overall (4th round) – from Vancouver via New Jersey (Elias Lindholm trade)
  • 170th overall (6th round)

Calgary’s current prospect cupboard

Here’s a quick snapshot of what the Flames currently have in their prospect mix. We’re only counting players on entry-level deals or unsigned draft picks for simplicity.
  • Goalies: Daniil Chechelev, Waltteri Ignatjew, Arsenii Sergeev and Yegor Yegorov
  • Defencemen: Jake Boltmann, Hunter Brzustewicz, Artem Grushnikov, Axel Hurtig, Joni Jurmo, Etienne Morin, Zayne Parekh and Jeremie Poirier
  • Forwards: Parker Bell, Lucas Ciona, Matt Coronato, Matvei Gridin, Samuel Honzek, Rory Kerins, Demetrios Koumontzis, Jaden Lipinski, Cade Littler, Ilya Nikolaev, William Strömgren and Aydar Suniev
The Flames added an OHL defenceman and a college-bound forward on Friday. We suspect they’ll look for a little of everything on Saturday.

Calgary’s drafting tendencies

The Flames delved into the OHL and USHL on Friday, which is pretty much right in line with their historical trends – typically, they’ve leaned on the WHL and OHL quite a bit, and they’ve supplemented that in recent years with more of a focus on the USHL and Russia.
Several players who were projected as possible first-round talents remain available as Day 2 of the draft opens:
We’ll see how many of these players remain available when the Flames select for the first time at 41st overall!

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