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How many first-round picks will the Calgary Flames have in 2025 and 2026?

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Ryan Pike
23 days ago
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The 2024 NHL Draft has been completed! The Calgary Flames made 10 selections overall, including two in the first round – Zayne Parekh at ninth overall and Matvei Gridin at 28th overall.
The Flames have added draft choices for the next two upcoming drafts, but some of the picks have complicated conditions attached. As we look to the future, we thought we’d attempt to entangle the web a bit.
Let’s dive in!

Three trades with unresolved conditions attached

July 22, 2022: The Flames traded Matthew Tkachuk to Florida in exchange for Jonathan Huberdeau, Cole Schwindt, MacKenzie Weegar and Florida’s 2025 first-round pick
If Florida’s 2025 pick is top 10, Calgary receives Florida’s 2026 pick instead.
August 18, 2022: The Flames traded Sean Monahan and a 2025 first-round pick to Montreal in exchange for future considerations
If Calgary receives Florida’s 2025 pick (because it wasn’t in the top 10):
-If Calgary’s pick isn’t top 10, Montreal receives the earlier of the Calgary/Florida picks
-If Calgary’s pick is top 10, Montreal receives Florida’s pick
If Calgary does not receive Florida’s 2025 pick (because it was in the top 10):
-If Calgary’s pick is not first overall, Montreal receives Calgary’s pick
-If Calgary’s pick is first overall, Montreal’s conditional pick shifts to 2026 AND they receive Calgary’s 2025 third-rounder
June 19, 2024: The Flames traded Jacob Markstrom (31.25% retained) to New Jersey in exchange for Kevin Bahl and New Jersey’s 2025 first-round pick
If New Jersey’s 2025 pick is top 10, Calgary receives New Jersey’s 2026 pick instead.

2025 draft

Zero
  • Florida and New Jersey’s picks are top 10, but Calgary’s isn’t.
  • Florida and New Jersey keep their picks (both defer to 2026), Montreal receives Calgary’s.
Zero
  • All three picks are top 10, but Calgary’s isn’t first overall.
  • Florida and New Jersey keep their picks (both defer to 2026), Montreal receives Calgary’s.
One [CGY]
  • All three picks are top 10, and Calgary’s is first overall.
  • Florida and New Jersey keep their picks (both defer to 2026), Calgary keeps their pick (it defers to 2026) and Montreal receives Calgary’s 2025 third-rounder.
One [CGY]
  • Calgary and New Jersey’s picks are top 10, but Florida’s isn’t.
  • New Jersey keeps their pick (it defers to 2026), Calgary receives Florida’s, Montreal receives Florida’s.
One [NJD]
  • Florida’s pick is top 10, but Calgary and New Jersey’s aren’t.
  • Florida keeps their pick (it defers to 2026), Calgary receives New Jersey’s, Montreal receives Calgary’s.
One [NJD]
  • Calgary and Florida’s picks are top 10 (and Calgary’s isn’t first overall), but New Jersey’s isn’t.
  • Florida keeps their pick (it defers to 2026), Calgary receives New Jersey’s, Montreal receives Calgary’s.
One [later of CGY/FLA]
  • New Jersey’s pick is top 10, but Calgary and Florida’s aren’t.
  • New Jersey keeps their pick (it defers to 2026), Calgary receives Florida’s, Montreal receives the earlier of the Calgary/Florida picks.
Two [NJD & later of CGY/FLA]
  • None of the Calgary, New Jersey or Florida picks are in the top 10.
  • Calgary receives Florida and New Jersey’s picks; Montreal receives the earlier of the Calgary/Florida picks.
Two [NJD & CGY]
  • Calgary’s pick is top 10, but Florida and New Jersey’s aren’t.
  • Calgary receives Florida and New Jersey’s picks, Montreal receives Florida’s pick.
Two [NJD & CGY]
  • Calgary and Florida’s picks are top 10 (and Calgary’s is first overall), but New Jersey’s isn’t.
  • Florida keeps their pick (it defers to 2026), Calgary receives New Jersey’s, Calgary keeps their pick (it defers to 2026) and Montreal receives Calgary’s 2025 third-rounder.

2026 draft

Two [CGY & VGK]
  • None of the 2025 picks are in the top 10.
Two [CGY & VGK]
  • Calgary’s 2025 pick is top 10 (but not first overall), but Florida and New Jersey’s aren’t.
Two [VGK & later of CGY/FLA]
  • Calgary and Florida’s 2025 picks are top 10 (and Calgary’s is first overall), but New Jersey’s pick isn’t.
Three [CGY, VGK & FLA]
  • Florida’s 2025 pick is top 10, but Calgary and New Jersey’s arent.
Three [CGY, VGK & NJD]
  • New Jersey 2025 pick is top 10, but Calgary and Florida picks aren’t:
Three [CGY, VGK & FLA]
  • Calgary and Florida’s 2025 picks are top 10 (but Calgary’s not first overall), but New Jersey’s pick isn’t.
Three [CGY, VGK & NJD]
  • Calgary and New Jersey’s 2025 picks are top 10, but Florida’s isn’t.
Three [VGK, NJD & later of CGY/FLA]
  • All of the 2025 picks are in the top 10 (and Calgary’s is first overall).
Four [CGY, VGK, NJD & FLA]
  • Florida and New Jersey 2025 picks are top 10, but Calgary’s pick isn’t.
Four [CGY, VGK, NJD & FLA]
  • All of the 2025 picks are in the top 10 (but Calgary’s isn’t first overall).

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