As the Calgary Flames continue their pursuit of a Pacific Division regular season crown, the same thing is happening down in the American Hockey League. Not only are the Stockton Heat battling the Ontario Reign for the top spot in their division, but whoever comes out on top there could clinch bragging rights as the top team in the entire AHL.
As you’ll see, Stockton’s sustained success is being driven by a lot of strong performances by the Flames organization’s best and brightest young faces.

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  • The playing seasons are over for F Mitchell Mattson (Michigan State), F Josh Nodler (also Michigan State), F Demetrios Koumontzis (Arizona State), D Jake Boltmann (Notre Dame) and F Matt Coronato (Harvard).

Jack Beck – RW, Ottawa 67’s, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (168th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
30
17
19
36
22
30
19
31.78
Change from last week
3
1
3
4
4
1
1
+0.39
Beck had a productive week, with four points (all at even strength). Despite missing a good chunk of his season with an injury, he’s among the 67’s top point-getters.

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

Calgary’s third round pick (80th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
40
1
12
13
11
8
6
8.87
Change from last week
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.47
Notre Dame lost to Minnesota State in their regional final, and their season is over.

Lucas Ciona – LW, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (173rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
49
17
15
32
20
24
14
16.17
Change from last week
Ciona remains out with an injury.

Matt Coronato – RW, Harvard University Crimson, NCAA/ECAC

Calgary’s first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #1-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
34
18
18
36
24
28
20
24.31
Change from last week
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
-0.04
Coronato hit the scoresheet against the powerhouse Minnesota State team in Harvard’s regional semi-final appearance, but they were ousted. Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, his representatives are expected to chat with the Flames about his future, but it sounds like he’s staying in school for his sophomore season.
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Walker Duehr – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
46
9
10
19
12
16
11
16.46
Change from last week
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.75
Duehr was held off the scoresheet 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
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Allsvenskan up to date
10
1
1
2
2
1
1
6.51
Change from last week
HockeyEttan up to date
32
11
16
27
20
18
16
n/a
Change from last week
Vasby has advanced to the HockeyEttan semi-finals: there are six best-of-three series, with the six winners playing in a round robin for a spot in the second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan next season. Vasby is up 1-0 in that best-of-three semi-final against Vimmerby HC.

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
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
AHL up to date
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Change from last week
QMJHL up to date
39
17
30
47
29
41
26
28.07
Change from last week
3
3
2
5
4
5
4
+0.90
Francis has been playing well offensively of late, and he continued his hot streak. He had one game where he was held off the scoresheet, but that was sandwiched between a three-point game and a two-goal game.

Glenn Gawdin – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

St. Louis’ fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft; free agent signing; #10-ranked prospect
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GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
52
13
32
45
22
28
16
34.49
Change from last week
2
1
1
2
0
2
0
+0.22
Gawdin scored a shorthanded goal and set up a shorthanded goal this week.

Cole Huckins – LW, Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (77th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft; #19-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
28
12
13
25
17
21
13
20.79
Change from last week
Huckins hasn’t played since Feb. 13. He’s listed on game sheets by the team as a healthy scratch.
Friend of the site Patrick McNeil (who’s the play-by-play voice of the Cape Breton Eagles) got an update on Huckins from the Titan GM earlier this week:

Cole Jordan – D, Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL

Calgary’s fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
29
1
7
8
7
3
3
6.83
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
1
0
0
+0.64
Jordan got an assist in a blowout win for the Warriors. He got no points in a blowout loss for the Warriors.

Rory Kerins – C, Soo Greyhounds, OHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #18-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
61
39
63
102
56
79
51
44.29
Change from last week
3
3
1
4
3
3
3
-0.46
Kerins became the second player in the OHL to hit the 100 point mark over the weekend. We’re running out of superlatives to describe how well his season is going. Let’s just say this: he’s really, really good at junior hockey.
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Johannes Kinnvall – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
13
0
7
7
3
2
1
21.46
Change from last week
Kinnvall was scratched for both of Stockton’s games this week. He’s sat out the last five games.

Justin Kirkland – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Nashville’s third round pick (62nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft; free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
53
16
20
36
19
28
14
27.07
Change from last week
2
1
2
3
1
3
1
+1.28
Kirkland continues to be a really steady contributor for the Heat recently. He had three primary points, two of them on the power play.

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
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G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
AHL up to date
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Change from last week
QMJHL up to date
19
2
6
8
6
6
5
11.15
Change from last week
Kuznetsov remains out with a lower-body injury.

Connor Mackey – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing; #7-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
52
5
31
36
16
20
8
27.59
Change from last week
2
0
3
3
1
0
0
+1.29
Mackey’s production is skewed towards power play assists lately. But that’s better than not generating any offense at all. He’s been a fixture on the Heat’s top pairing all season.

Ilya Nikolaev – C, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s third round pick (88th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
48
20
40
60
31
39
20
28.70
Change from last week
2
2
1
3
1
3
1
+0.25
Nikolaev had a fairly typical week by his standards, with three points (two on the power play) as Tri-City keeps rolling along atop the USHL standings. He’s not the primary driver of his team’s offense, but he’s somebody who can play with play-drivers and bury the chances that they generate for him.
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Jakob Pelletier – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (26th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft; #3-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
54
26
29
55
30
41
23
40.59
Change from last week
2
1
1
2
0
2
0
-0.03
Pelletier had a shorthanded goal and a shorthanded assist this week. (In case you’re wondering: he set up Gawdin’s shortie, while Gawdin set up his.)

Emilio Pettersen – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (167th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #11-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
47
9
12
21
19
15
13
17.81
Change from last week
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
+1.35
Pettersen missed a game due to a non-COVID illness, but he’s continuing a really nice stretch of hockey with an offensive outburst after being in more of a defensive role this season.

Matthew Phillips – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (166th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; #5-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
52
25
33
58
34
45
28
44.45
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
1
1
1
-0.98
Noted poor offensive player Phillips lived down to expectations with “just” a primary assist this week. Despite this quiet week, he remains one of the top offensive contributors on any team in the AHL.
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Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
53
21
18
39
21
29
18
29.33
Change from last week
2
3
1
4
1
3
1
+1.98
Philp has been on a bit of a heater over the last little bit and it continued this week. His goal-scoring prowess pushed him over the 20 goal mark for the second time in three seasons – last season really shouldn’t count due to how short it was, though. I wouldn’t be shocked if Philp got an NHL look after the Flames clinch.

Jérémie Poirier – D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (72nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #9-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
53
13
35
48
33
29
19
21.09
Change from last week
3
1
0
1
0
1
0
-0.80
Poirier had a quiet offensive week, by his standards, and has fallen off his previous point-per-game scoring pace. He’s tied for fifth in points among QMJHL defencemen, though.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
49
0
11
11
9
4
4
8.95
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
1
0
0
+0.47
Poolman generated an assist this week. He’s playing on Stockton’s third pairing.

Martin Pospisil – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (105th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft; #16-ranked prospect
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GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
35
7
12
19
11
11
9
21.63
Change from last week
2
0
2
2
1
1
0
+1.10
Pospisil’s season has been derailed a couple times by injuries and/or illness, but he had a couple assists this past week. Hopefully it’s a sign that he’s back on track, because he seems like a Darryl Sutter player: big, skilled and someone who can really agitate the opposition when he’s on his game.

Adam Ruzicka – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s fourth round pick (109th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft; #6-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
15
10
8
18
11
14
1
47.82
Change from last week
Ruzicka missed this weekend’s games with a non-COVID illness.

Ilya Solovyov – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #20-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
44
3
3
6
5
5
5
5.43
Change from last week
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.13
Solovyov played once, didn’t get a point, and then was a healthy scratch when Andy Welinski finally returned from his injury.

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
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
SHL up to date
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Change from last week
J20 up to date
44
13
23
36
17
25
13
12.95
Change from last week
CHL up to date
2
1
2
3
1
2
1
n/a
Change from last week
It’s not reflected in the above table (that’s for regular season production), but Stromgren had two points as Rogle advanced to the second round of the J20 Nationell playoffs with two straight wins in their best-of-three series. They play HV71 in the next round.
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Eetu Tuulola – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (156th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
48
11
10
21
15
17
13
17.44
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
+0.11
Tuulola had a power play assist this week playing in Stockton’s bottom six.

Cameron Whynot – D, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL

Calgary’s third round pick (89th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
43
4
13
17
9
11
6
9.21
Change from last week
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.45
Whynot was held off the scoresheet this week.

Connor Zary – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s first round pick (24th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #2-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
43
9
12
21
14
17
13
19.46
Change from last week
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
+0.99
Zary had a slow offensive start to the season and has had to battle through injuries, but his two points this week continue a really nice second half to his season thus far.

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

Calgary’s seventh round pick (198th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
AHL up to date
9
0
1
1
1
0
0
4.43
Change from last week
KHL up to date
10
0
3
3
1
1
0
19.78
Change from last week
Zavgorodniy was a healthy scratch for Stockton this weekend.

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

Calgary’s fourth round pick (96th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft
GP
TOI
SV%
Up to date
28
1601
.897
Change from last week
The Mavericks were off this week.

Arsenii Sergeev – G, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
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GP
TOI
SV%
Up to date
35
1988
.924
Change from last week
1
60
+.001
Sergeev is splitting starts with Tri-City’s backup goalie – a good plan given he’s off to college this season. Sergeev allowed one goal in a win. He’s the runaway statistical leader in the USHL in virtually every goaltending category.

Adam Werner – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Colorado’s fifth round pick (131st overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft; free agent signing
GP
TOI
SV%
Up to date
18
1006
.880
Change from last week
1
60
-.004
Werner started once and picked up the win in a bit of a track meet: he allowed five goals, driving his save percentage down to just .880, but Stockton scored seven goals so he won.

Dustin Wolf – G, Stockton Heat, AHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (214th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; #4-ranked prospect
GP
TOI
SV%
Up to date
38
2267
.925
Change from last week
1
60
+.001
Wolf started once and picked up the win in a rather simple game where he allowed one goal. He’s among the statistical leaders in the AHL for most goaltending categories – and he’s the outright leader in wins.
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