As 2021 comes to a close, the Calgary Flames are a much different team than they were a year ago. Many new additions to the roster, prospect cupboards, and coaching staff has pushed and pulled the team in different directions all year. Of course, the biggest wildcard of 2021 was the COVID pandemic, and it will likely be a major factor in 2022 as well.
The Flames enter 2022 as one of the best teams in their division and in line to make the playoffs after missing it last season. To wrap up the 2021 calendar year, we break down the statistical leaders for the Flames over the 2021 year.
Over the course of the 2021 calendar year, the Flames’ leading goal scorer was Andrew Mangiapane. Over his 85 games in 2021, he scored 36 goals to pace the team, five more than Johnny Gaudreau and six more than Elias Lindholm.
Gaudreau finishes 2021 as the set-up king of the team. He lead the year with 51 assists, seven more than Lindholm and 11 more than Matthew Tkachuk who were right behind him. Gaudreau also led by a large margin with 39 primary assists, Tkachuk behind him with 27.
In terms of points, Gaudreau also won this category with 82 total points in 85 games played in 2021. Lindholm trailed him with 74 points. Gaudreau also led the team by a very large margin in primary points. His 70 primary points were 14 more than Tkachuk who trailed with 56.
Over the course of 43 games with the team, all in the 2020-21 season, Derek Ryan led the Flames with 59.71 CF%. His play has taken a nosedive in Edmonton this season, but Ryan was a fantastic third line center for the Flames over his tenure with the team.
Tkachuk was the team’s best forward when looking at possession stats over the course of the 2021 calendar year.
However, Mangiapane leads the team in expected goals percentage at an incredible 58.89%. Behind him is Tanev and Josh Leivo.
The Flames had five goalies suit up for a regular season game in the 2021 calendar year. Louis Domingue and Artyom Zagidulin only played one game ;the remainder were split between Jacob Markstrom, David Rittich, and Dan Vladar.
Vladar leads in GAA with a sensational 2.10 GAA over his seven games with the Flames this season. He also leads in save percentage with a .928 mark, Markstrom trailing him in both categories with a 2.45 GAA and .913 SV%.
Looking deeper, Vladar also leads the team in goals saved above average with a nice 3.25 mark. Markstrom is the only other Flames goalie in the positive with 1.79 GSAA.
Continued success in 2022
The Flames have put together a strong season so far and will look to carry their momentum forward into 2022. Hopefully the team can continue to play well and earn a postseason berth, maybe even winning a few rounds as well.
Thank you for your support this year. See you in 2022 for more Flames content!