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Calgary Flames prospect update: the dog days

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Ryan Pike
9 months ago
We’re into the dog days of the junior and college seasons, friends. In college, seasons are starting to creep towards their end and the conference playoff pictures are becoming clearer. In junior, the seasons look to be sprawling onward a bit given all the COVID rescheduling that happened earlier this season.
Let’s check in on the Calgary Flames’ youngsters this week.

This and that

  • G Tyler Parsons remains on the Flames’ season-opening injury reserve.
  • He’s not technically a prospect anymore, but D Juuso Valimaki has seven points in 14 AHL games for Stockton.
  • F Adam Ruzicka has gotten a full-time residence in Calgary, so it seems likely that he won’t be returning to Stockton anytime soon.

Jack Beck – RW, Ottawa 67’s, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (168th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date161372011171133.11
Change from last week3213222-1.53
Beck’s been back from his injury for a couple weeks and he appears to be getting his swagger back. He had points in two of three games this week, including a two-goal game.

Jake Boltmann – D, University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s third round pick (80th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3211213118611.09
Change from last week2000000-0.74
Notre Dame swept a pair of games with Michigan State, but Boltmann didn’t register any points.

Lucas Ciona – LW, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (173rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date4115132818231216.91
Change from last week2112121+0.40
Ciona isn’t the driver of Seattle’s offense, but he’s a big body who’s generally staying out of the penalty box and picking up goals and assists fairly consistently. He did so again this week, albeit in a pair of quite one-sided Thunderbirds wins.

Matthew Coronato – RW, Harvard University Crimson, NCAA/HE

Calgary’s first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #1-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date2511102114191319.29
Change from last week2101111-0.68
Harvard is riding a bit of a string of strong play as a team, winning both of their weekend games (and they’ve gone unbeaten in four). Coronato had a goal in Harvard’s win over those stuffed shirts at Princeton.

Walker Duehr – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3351015812718.11
Change from last week2000000-1.17
Duehr continues a very nice season as an energy winger in Stockton. He had no points this week.

Lucas Feuk – LW, Västerviks IK, HockeyAllsvenskan / Nybro Vikings IF/Väsby IK, HockeyEttan

Calgary’s fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Allsvenskan up to date101122116.51
Change from last week
HockeyEttan up to date2491120151311n/a
Change from last week2235533
On one hand, Feuk had two multi-point games and five points this past week so maybe fans should get excited. On the other hand, he did so in Sweden’s far-flung third division, so maybe they shouldn’t be.

Ryan Francis – C, Stockton Heat, AHL / Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s fifth round pick (143rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #8-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
AHL up to date40000000.00
Change from last week
QMJHL up to date247212816221327.17
Change from last week2112121-0.35
Francis missed a game with a minor injury. He also had a multi-point game and a zero point game, which really encapsulates how Francis’ season has gone this year. On a per-game basis, he’s one of Saint John’s more productive players this season.

Glenn Gawdin – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

St. Louis’ fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft; free agent signing; #10-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3812253719231438.80
Change from last week2022111+0.05
Gawdin had a two assist game over the weekend, setting up goals on the power play and at even strength. He remains one of Stockton’s most consistently productive offensive players.

Cole Huckins – LW, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (77th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #19-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date2812132517211320.79
Change from last week
Huckins missed Acadie-Bathurst’s games this week due to an illness.

Cole Jordan – D, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL

Calgary’s fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date201454336.19
Change from last week2000000-0.69
Jordan played this week, which is great. It’s great because injuries have limited him to less than half of Moose Jaw’s games and so his season has been pretty disjointed.

Rory Kerins – C, Soo Greyhounds, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #18-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date4730497947644244.52
Change from last week3404242-0.63
Kerins played three games. He scored four goals, which is actually less than his usual scoring pace. He’s currently second in the OHL in points and one of the top offensive players in that circuit.

Johannes Kinnvall – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date806632129.89
Change from last week1011111+1.42
Kinnvall missed one game, but it’s not clear if it’s injury, illness or a healthy scratch. When he got back in, he had an assist, continuing a nice offensive season thus far.

Justin Kirkland – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Nashville’s third round pick (62nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft; free agent signing
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3914102413191024.52
Change from last week2314130+2.98
On one hand, Kirkland is 25 and isn’t really a prospect age-wise anymore. But he’s on a really nice run of offensive weeks recently, albeit somewhat skewed towards power play production. For a guy that wasn’t scoring a ton previously, power play production is better than no production.

Demetrios Koumontzis – LW, Arizona State University Sun Devils, NCAA/Ind.

Calgary’s fourth round pick (108th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date23471198813.06
Change from last week
Koumontzis remains out with an injury.

Yan Kuznetsov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL / Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s second round pick (50th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #15-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
AHL up to date120000000.00
Change from last week
QMJHL up to date1225755415.45
Change from last week3011111-2.21
The Flames sent the defensive-minded Kuznetsov to the Q this season hoping he’d find some offensive swagger. He’s not quite Jeremie Poirier quite yet, but he’s chipping in really consistently. He got a primary even strength assist this week.

Connor Mackey – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing; #7-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date40521261317725.90
Change from last week2044020+2.83
Since Juuso Valimaki arrived in Stockton in early December, Mackey has 22 points in 25 games. He had two multi-point games this week, with four power play assists.

Mitchell Mattson – C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s fifth round pick (126th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date201122222.73
Change from last week1000000-0.14
Mattson played once, was scratched once, and had zero points.

Ilya Nikolaev – C, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s third round pick (88th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3613284120261326.15
Change from last week1000000-0.75
Tri-City only played once and Nikolaev uncharacteristically missed the scoresheet, so it’s a rare quiet offensive week for him.

Josh Nodler – C, Michigan State University Spartans, NCAA/Big10

Calgary’s fifth round pick (150th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date325712510510.24
Change from last week2000000-0.68
Nodler was quiet offensively this week, yet again. Michigan State has lost 12 in a row, with their last victory coming in a regional tournament in late December.

Jakob Pelletier – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (26th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft; #3-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date4015254024291739.85
Change from last week2123110+1.05
Pelletier had a productive week, albeit one skewed a bit towards the power play. A point-per-game season as a pro rookie remains a pretty impressive feat.

Emilio Pettersen – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (167th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #11-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date344812118714.07
Change from last week2101111+0.37
Pettersen scored a goal this week for the Heat.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (166th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; #5-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3819244323342045.10
Change from last week2156342+4.14
He’s one of the older players in Stockton so you would hope that Phillips would drive the bus offensively for them. And he’s doing just that, consistently putting up many, many points – especially at key times in games.

Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3915122714201227.59
Change from last week2303232+1.74
Philp scored three times this week, including twice at even strength.

Jérémie Poirier – D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (72nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #9-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date3810283828221623.29
Change from last week3022200-0.66
Sitting third in defensive scoring in the QMJHL, Poirier had two assists this week.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
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Up to date350665116.83 7.25
Change from last week2000000-0.42
Poolman didn’t register a point this week.

Martin Pospisil – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (105th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #16-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date306915913819.93
Change from last week1000000-0.68
Pospisil didn’t register a point this week, though he missed Stockton’s second game due to injury.

Ilya Solovyov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #20-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date333365557.25
Change from last week2000000-0.46
Solovyov didn’t register a point this week.

William Strömgren – LW, Rögle BK, J20 Nationell/CHL/SHL / IF Björklöven, HockeyAllsvenskan

Calgary’s second round pick (45th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #13-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
SHL up to date40000000.00
Change from last week2000000n/a
J20 up to date3912203216231212.99
Change from last week1112110+0.50
CHL up to date2123121n/a
Change from last week
Strömgren was busy this week, playing twice for a shorthanded pro side and then rejoining his regular junior group and having a two point game.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (156th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date368614911715.50
Change from last week2011100+0.26
Tuulola had one assist in two games this week. His offensive output has been modest, but consistent, this season.

Cameron Whynot – D, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (89th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date303121579411.64
Change from last week1000000-0.41
Whynot was injured in Friday’s game and missed the remainder of the week for Halifax.

Connor Zary – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (24th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #2-ranked prospect
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
Up to date295813911817.86
Change from last week2123232+3.10
Zary had a big offensive week with three points. He’s had a tough season, with injuries here and there really slowing his momentum, so hopefully this is a sign of positive things ahead for him.

Dmitry Zavgorodniy – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL / HC Sochi, KHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (198th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft
GPGAP5v5 PP15v5 P1NHLe
AHL up to date60000000.00
Change from last week
KHL up to date1003311019.78
Change from last week
The KHL season for Sochi has been completed, as they haven’t qualified for the playoffs. It’s yet to be seen what’s happening with Zavgorodniy, but most likely he’ll be returning to Stockton.

Daniil Chechelev – G, Stockton Heat, AHL / Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (96th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft
GPTOISV%
Up to date231294.900
Change from last week165+.004
Chechelev had 39 saves in a shootout win for the Mavericks.

Arsenii Sergeev – G, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GPTOISV%
Up to date291671.929
Change from last week
Sergeev missed this week’s games due to being suspended.

Adam Werner – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Colorado’s fifth round pick (131st overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; free agent signing
GPTOISV%
Up to date14803.894
Change from last week165n/a
Werner backstopped Stockton to a shootout win.

Dustin Wolf – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (214th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #4-ranked prospect
GPTOISV%
Up to date271624.926
Change from last week160-.002
Wolf backstopped Stockton to a win, but allowed four goals in the process.

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