Some moves and some updates from the Calgary Flames front. The NHL Draft went down to the wire, even before it began, with a rumored 3-way trade with Columbus, Edmonton, and Calgary. Nothin materialized and Calgary stuck with the #6 pick, and by some miracle thanks to Vancouver (again), managed to land RW (although a left-shot) Matthew Tkachuck.
Here’s how the other rounds unraveled.
MATTHEW TKACHUK (LW)
Drafted: 1st round (6th overall)
HT: 6’1” WT: 202 lbs.
TYLER PARSONS (G)
Drafted: 2nd round (54th overall)
HT: 6’1” WT: 185 lbs.
DILLON DUBÉ (C)
Drafted: 2nd round (56th overall)
HT: 5’10” WT: 183 lbs.
ADAM FOX (D)
Drafted: 3rd round (66th overall)
HT: 5’10” WT: 181 lbs.
LINUS LINDSTROM (C)
Drafted: 4th round (96th overall)
HT: 5’11” WT: 165 lbs.
MITCHELL MATTSON (C)
Drafted: 5th round (126th overall)
HT: 6’4” WT: 191 lbs.
EETU TUULOLA (RW)
Drafted: 6th round (156th overall)
HT: 6’2” WT: 227 lbs.
MATTHEW PHILLIPS (C)
Drafted: 6th round (166th overall)
HT: 5’7” WT: 150 lbs.
STEPAN FALKOVSKY (D)
Drafted: 7th round (186th overall)
HT: 6’7” WT: 224 lbs.
On the free-agency front, the Flames today announced qualifying offers for 4 players:
Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Freddie Hamilton and Tyler Wotherspoon
The former two expected to get big raises.
Then the interesting pieces of who wasn’t qualified, a sign of new management putting their identity on the team.
Not Qualified: Kenny Agostino, Bill Arnold, Joe Colborne, Turner Elson, Josh Jooris, Joni Ortio, Kevin Poulin, Drew Shore, Bryce Van Brabant.
Colborne and Jooris rumored to be negotiating still (you have until July 1) and Ortio apparently not in the picture anymore.
The team also moved Patrick Sieloff to Ottawa for RW Alex Chiasson.
What do you think of the moves?