It’s been an interesting year for many of the Calgary Flames prospects. Some have excelled, like Rory Kerins, Dustin Wolf, Jakob Pelletier and a few others. Some have struggled at times, like Emilio Pettersen and Lucas Feuk. Heck, some have done both: Jack Beck was one of the top OHL scorers before his injury.
Let’s check in on the Flames’ youngsters and see who’s experiencing triumphs and who’s experiencing struggles this week.

This and that:

  • G Tyler Parsons remains on the Flames’ season-opening injury reserve.
  • We’re not including D Juuso Välimäki’s AHL run in here because he’s played enough NHL games that we no longer consider him a prospect. He has seven points in 10 AHL games and missed this week’s games with an injury.
  • F Adam Ruzicka is on the Flames’ main roster. D Connor Mackey is on the Flames’ taxi squad.

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
12
11
6
17
9
15
9
37.52
Change from last week
Beck is expected back from his injury before the end of January.

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
24
1
8
9
8
5
4
10.24
Change from last week
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.44
Notre Dame had a big weekend, beating Boston College. Boltmann was held off the scoresheet, though.

Lucas Ciona – LW, Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL

Calgary’s sixth round pick (173rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
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GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
31
8
10
18
14
13
9
14.38
Change from last week
3
3
1
4
3
3
2
+2.00
Ciona had a pair of multi-point games this week, including one where he scored twice. He nearly doubled his season’s goal output this week, which is (a) impressive and (b) kind of tells you the type of season he’s been having to this point.

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

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
16
6
8
14
11
12
10
20.09
Change from last week
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
-1.34
Harvard played just one game this week, getting shut out by RIT.

Walker Duehr – RW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
26
5
7
12
6
9
5
18.39
Change from last week
3
0
1
1
1
1
1
-0.67
Duehr registered an assist, scoring at a slightly lower pace than he has all season.

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

Calgary’s fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
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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
15
4
7
11
7
7
5
n/a
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
1
0
0
Feuk had an assist. He’s been a pretty productive player in Sweden’s third division, albeit one doesn’t drive five-on-five scoring very much.

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
18
6
17
23
12
17
9
29.76
Change from last week
The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

Glenn Gawdin – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

St. Louis’ fourth round pick (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft; free agent signing; #10-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
32
12
19
31
18
19
13
38.61
Change from last week
3
0
3
3
1
0
0
+0.13
Gawdin averaged out to a point per game, with games of zero, one and two points this week.

Emil Heineman – LW, Leksands IF, SHL/CHL

Florida’s second round pick (43rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft; acquired via trade; #14-ranked prospect
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
SHL up to date
33
9
5
14
12
13
11
20.73
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
1
1
1
+0.24
CHL up to date
9
4
1
5
4
5
4
n/a
Change from last week
Heineman registered an assist 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
24
11
11
22
16
18
12
21.35
Change from last week
The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

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
17
1
4
5
4
3
3
7.28
Change from last week
4
0
2
2
2
1
1
+1.57
Jordan played four games this week – Moose Jaw crammed some COVID postponements into their schedule – and Jordan had a couple of assists. Granted, they were assists in very one-sided Warriors wins, but they’re still better than zero assists.
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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
36
22
38
60
34
49
30
44.14
Change from last week
2
0
2
2
0
2
0
-1.04
As per usual, Kerins had a rock-solid offensive week with a point-per-game performance. It sounds like a broken record, but he’s been consistently productive and ranks among the top offensive performers in all of Canadian major junior hockey.

Johannes Kinnvall – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
19.93
Change from last week
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
+19.93
After suffering an injury in September and then recovering and rehabbing it, Kinnvall finally debuted in North America. By all accounts he was pretty good, registering an assist on a game-winning goal in his first NHL game.

Justin Kirkland – LW, Stockton Heat, AHL

Nashville’s third round pick (62nd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft; free agent signing
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GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
32
10
6
16
8
13
7
19.93
Change from last week
3
3
0
3
3
3
3
+2.07
Kirkland had games of zero, one and two goals. He’s shooting 10.8% this season overall, so while this was an impressive week – averaging a goal per game is top notch – this week was more or less his shooting percentage normalizing.

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

Calgary’s fourth round pick (108th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
23
4
7
11
9
8
8
13.06
Change from last week
Arizona State’s exhibition games were cancelled. They face Minnesota State, the top team in the NCAA, next weekend.

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
GP
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
4
1
2
3
1
2
1
19.86
Change from last week
The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

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
34
4
16
20
10
14
6
23.44
Change from last week
3
0
2
2
2
0
0
+0.30
Mackey had two assists and then was called up to Calgary’s taxi squad.

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

Calgary’s fifth round pick (126th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
15
1
2
3
3
2
2
5.46
Change from last week
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.84
Fourth line centre Mattson played two games but registered zero points.
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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
29
9
24
33
16
21
11
26.13
Change from last week
2
0
4
4
2
4
2
+1.47
Nikolaev played twice, registering games of one and three assists. He’s one of the better players on the USHL’s best team. (Granted, he’s 20 and played minor pro in Russia last season, but it’s still impressive.)

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

Calgary’s fifth round pick (150th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
26
5
7
12
5
10
5
12.60
Change from last week
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
-1.05
Nodler played twice, was held off the scoresheet, and the Spartans lost both games. Dang.

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
33
12
21
33
21
24
15
39.85
Change from last week
3
1
1
2
1
2
1
-1.33
Pelletier had two points this week to remain in the top 10 in AHL scoring. He leads Stockton in points, but Matthew Phillips has more points-per-game.
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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
27
1
7
8
7
5
4
11.81
Change from last week
3
0
1
1
1
1
1
+0.20
Pettersen continues to have a really quiet season offensively. He tallied just a single assist this week.

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
31
13
19
32
20
25
18
41.14
Change from last week
3
0
2
2
0
1
0
-1.56
It was a quiet week by Phillips’ standards with just a pair of assists. Pelletier has more points than him, but Phillips has the points-per-game edge.

Luke Philp – C, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
32
8
11
19
9
13
7
23.66
Change from last week
3
0
1
1
1
1
1
-1.08
Philp chimed in with an assist this week, continuing a somewhat quiet stretch for him.

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
30
9
23
32
23
20
15
24.84
Change from last week
The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

Colton Poolman – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

Free agent signing
GP
G
A
P
5v5 P
P1
5v5 P1
NHLe
Up to date
28
0
5
5
4
1
1
7.12
Change from last week
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
-0.85
Third pairing defender Poolman played three games but registered zero points.

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
24
6
8
14
9
12
8
23.25
Change from last week
3
1
1
2
1
2
1
+0.48
Pospisil’s offensive output has been sporadic this season, exemplified by his performance this week: a two point game breaking up an otherwise quiet offensive stretch fro him.

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
13
10
6
16
9
13
9
49.05
Change from last week
Ruzicka is on Calgary’s roster. He scored a goal in the NHL!

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
26
3
2
5
4
4
4
7.66
Change from last week
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
-1.00
Third pairing defender Solovyov played three games but registered zero points.

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

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
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Change from last week
J20 up to date
35
11
17
28
15
20
12
12.66
Change from last week
3
1
3
4
1
3
0
+0.79
CHL up to date
2
1
2
3
1
2
1
n/a
Change from last week
Strömgren had a productive week! He had three points on the power play, and Rögle won two of their three games this week.

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
29
8
5
13
8
11
7
17.86
Change from last week
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
-0.53
Tuulola had a secondary shorthanded assist this week.
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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
28
3
12
15
7
9
4
12.48
Change from last week
The QMJHL is on a COVID pause.

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
22
4
5
9
6
7
5
16.30
Change from last week
Zary missed this week’s games due to an injury.

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
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Change from last week
KHL up to date
10
0
3
3
1
1
0
19.78
Change from last week
The KHL is on a COVID pause.

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
15
874
.889
Change from last week
2
98
-.008
Chechelev got lit up this weekend. The big culprit was a game where Kansas City got lit up for nine goals by the Newfoundland Growlers. (Don’t take his numbers to heart, the ECHL is very “defense-optional”.)

Arsenii Sergeev – G, Tri-City Storm, USHL

Calgary’s seventh round pick (205th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft
GP
TOI
SV%
Up to date
24
1384
.934
Change from last week
Sergeev was off this weekend, serving a two game suspension for walloping a player a few times in the face for crashing his crease in the previous weekend.
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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
11
661
.892
Change from last week
1
58
+.002
Werner started once, allowed three goals, and took the loss.

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
22
1340
.930
Change from last week
2
124
-.001
Wolf played on back to back nights. The bad news is he gave up five goals in those two games (combined), but he also registered a win and an overtime loss. Statistically, he remains one of the top goaltenders in the AHL.

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