Calgary Flames

Everything you need to know about the Calgary Flames 2022 development camp roster

Now that the 2022 NHL Draft is behind us, most teams, including the Calgary Flames, will be holding their prospect development camp this week. The Flames announced their plans for development camp on the weekend which kicks off on Tuesday at the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex.

There will be lots of on ice sessions and a scrimmage on the final day, but the Flames are putting extra emphasis on the off ice sessions this year. Since the past two development camps were held over Zoom due to the pandemic, the Flames’ development team is planning many opportunities for the prospects to bond with each other.

The off ice bonding will include a cooking class and competition, something we’ve seen before and the first time we saw the eliteness of Andrew Mangiapane.

There will also be a softball game with the Flames alumni followed by a hotstove. The Flames want to show the prospects how important their legacy and history are to the organization and are integrating the Flames alumni into several parts of the week.

Joining the coaching staff for development camp is Rebecca Johnston, a mainstay in women’s hockey and the Canadian national team for many years. Johnston will be involved with every aspect of the week, both on and off the ice.

The Flames will host 43 players at development camp, some you’ll recognize and some you wont.


Cooper BlackInvitee21Nanaimo ClippersBCHL332.62.924224–7–1
Patrick LeaverInvitee18Oshawa GeneralsOHL493.20.908222–19–5
Matthew KieperInvitee18Regina PatsWHL353.68.876116–14–1
Daniil Chechelev2020 Draftee21Kansas City MavericksECHL3.64.894112-12-5


  • Cooper Black backstopped the Clippers to the finals of the BCHL playoffs with a record of 12–3–1, 2.26 GAA, .935 SV%, and three shutouts. He won 12 straight games before ultimately falling in four games to the Penticton Vees. He’s committed to Dartmouth College in the NCAA in 2022–23.
  • Patrick Leaver was the Generals’ starting goalie this year, putting up a 3.20 GAA and .908 SV% in 49 games.
  • Matthew Kieper was eligible for this year’s draft but was not selected. His numbers don’t stand out but the Pats were the worst team in their division this season.
  • Arsenii Sergeev, TWC’s 12th ranked prospect this year and winner of the USHL’s Goalie of the Year award, is not in attendance.
  • Daniil Chechelev played professional hockey for the Flames organization last season, splitting time between the AHL and ECHL but mostly in the ECHL. He could be the backup goalie in the AHL full time next season.
  • Croix Kochendorfer was originally on the roster but will not be attending.


Dylan AnhornInvitee23Union CollegeNCAA29713206
Jake Boltmann2020 Draftee20University of Notre DameNCAA401121328
Caeden CarlisleInvitee18Soo GreyhoundsOHL5554959
Mikael DiotteInvitee19Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL491121332
Aiden DubinskyInvitee18Tri-City StormUSHL593121550
Cole Jordan2021 Draftee19Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL36291140
Yan Kuznetsov2020 Draftee20Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL252111314
Simon LavigneInvitee21Blainville-Broisbriand ArmadaQMJHL656303680
Jake LeeInvitee20Kelowna RocketsWHL6616304640
Jeremie Poirier2020 Draftee20Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL6716415738
Rhett RhinehartInvitee20Saskatoon BladesWHL537202784
Christoffer SedoffInvitee20Red Deer RebelsWHL657546152
Trevor ThurstonInvitee20Lethbridge Hurricanes
Prince Albert Raiders
Mason WardInvitee20Brandon Wheat KingsWHL41681482
Cameron Whynot2021 Draftee19Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL454131748


  • Almost every defenceman at this year’s camp is huge. Many are 6’5″ and 200+ lbs. There is clearly a type being targeted by Flames brass.
  • Dylan Anhorn was born and raised in Calgary, playing for the Calgary Buffaloes in AAA and for the Olds Grizzlies in the AJHL before heading to college.
  • Boltmann just wrapped up his rookie NCAA season with the University of Notre Dame, putting up one goal and 13 points in 40 games playing on the second pair. Check out our interview with Boltmann, and our breakdown of Boltmann’s game.
  • Caeden Carlisle was eligible for this year’s draft but was not selected.
  • Aiden Dubinsky was eligible for this year’s draft but was not selected. He was teammates with Sergeev and Ilya Nikolayev at Tri-City this season. He is committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2022–23.
  • Cole Jordan missed a large portion of the season with illness and injury, but has a lot going for him. Check out our breakdown of Jordan’s game.
  • Kuznetsov signed his NHL contract last summer and split time between the AHL Stockton Heat and QMJHL Saint John Sea Dogs this season. He won the Memorial Cup and was a force of nature for the Sea Dogs, earning a spot on Craig Button’s tournament All-Star team. Check out our interview with Kuznetsov, why he’s TWC’s 10th ranked Flames prospect, and our breakdown of his incredible Memorial Cup performance.
  • Simon Lavigne was his team’s captain this season as an over-ager.
  • Jake Lee has played parts of six seasons in the WHL, suiting up for Canada’s U-17 team back in 2017-18.
  • Jeremie Poirier signed his NHL contract last summer and also won the Memorial Cup with the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs this season. Poirier set a new Sea Dogs franchise record and was TWC’s seventh ranked prospect. He will push hard to make the NHL next season.
  • Rhett Rhinehart served as an alternate captain for the Blades this season. He played for Canada’s U17 Red Team in 2017–18.
  • Christoffer Sedoff is the highest scoring defender at camp with 61 points in 65 games. He’s from Finland and has suited up for Finland’s national team at almost every level.
  • Cameron Whynot served as an alternate captain for the Mooseheads this season. Check out our breakdown of Whynot’s game.


Jack Beck2021 DrafteeLW19Ottawa 67sOHL3622224414
Parker Bell2022 DrafteeLW18Tri-City AmericansWHL6418314933
Evan BoucherInviteeLW20Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL3725154028
Braeden BowmanInviteeRW19Guelph StormOHL6027103918
Lucas Ciona2021 DrafteeLW19Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL5317183577
Elias CohenInviteeC19Erie OttersOHL6524376148
Matthew Coronato2021 DrafteeRW19Harvard UniversityNCAA3418183614
Lucas Feuk2019 DrafteeLW21Vasby IKHockeyEttan2711142514
Landen HookeyInviteeRW18Soo GreyhoundsOHL4314525
Max GrahamInviteeLW18Kelowna RocketsWHL6410233343
Cole Huckins2021 DrafteeC19Acadie-Bathurst TitanQMJHL4112142661
Jagger JoshuaInviteeLW23Michigan State UniversityNCAA3226868
Rory Kerins2020 DrafteeC20Soo GreyhoundsOHL67437511849
Adam Klapka2022 SigneeRW21Bili Tygri LiberecCzechia446121872
Cade Littler2022 DrafteeC17Wenatchee WildBCHL5020254532
Ilya Nikolaev2019 DrafteeC21Tri-City StormUSHL5823497283
Josh Nodler2019 DrafteeC21Michigan State UniversityNCAA3678154
Billy NorcrossInviteeC19Crushing AcademyUSHS-Prep26112031
Topi Ronni2022 DrafteeC18Tappara U20

U20 SM-sarja






William Stromgren2021 DrafteeLW19Rogle BK J20J20 Nationell4413233618
Gleb VeremyevInviteeLW19Lincoln StarsUSHL55161228133
Liam WalshInviteeC22Merrimack CollegeNCAA3410172741
Cooper WalkerInviteeC20Guelph StormOHL6815203518
Carter WilkieInviteeC22RIT (Rochester Inst. Of Tech.)NCAA3813173037


  • The forward invitees are also very large. Many over 6’3″ and 180 lbs. There is a definite theme to this year’s camp.
  • Jack Beck had a breakout season and was one of the highest scoring OHLers before he lost a good chunk of the season to injury. Check out our breakdown on Beck, and why he is TWC’s 11th ranked prospect.
  • Parker Bell was drafted this year by the Flames. Check out our breakdown on Bell’s game.
  • Braeden Bowman missed last year’s OHL season due to COVID, so this was his first OHL season for all intents and purposes. He was second in team scoring with 27 goals, trailing Anaheim Ducks second rounder Sasha Pastujov. The Storm were very good this season with six draftees on the team (some taken in this year’s draft).
  • Lucas Ciona was excellent for Seattle in the WHL playoffs, putting up nine goals and 14 points in 24 games. He served as an alternate captain this season. We broke down Ciona’s season here.
  • Elias Cohen had a breakout year for the Otters. He put up 19 points in 57 games in 2020, missed 2021 due to COVID, and was almost at a point per game this year. 2021 draft eligible OHLers are an interesting group; since they all lost a full year of development, there are a lot of potential diamonds in the rough.
  • Matthew Coronato was the Flames highest pick in last year’s draft. this will be the only time Flames fans will get to see him with the rest of the organization’s players as he will not attend training camp or the Penticton Young Stars tournament as it conflicts with his college season starting. Check out our breakdown of Coronato’s game, a recap of his excellent season with Harvard, and why he’s TWC’s third ranked prospect.
  • Lucas Feuk played in Sweden’s third tier men’s league this season. He’s a long shot to even play pro hockey in North America.
  • Landen Hookey and Max Graham were eligible for this year’s draft but were not selected.
  • Cole Huckins was placed on leave by the Titan this season due to off-ice issues, and missed a large portion of the season as a result. He was traded this offseason and will play for the Sherbrooke Phoenix next year in the Q.
  • Jagger Joshua was teammates with Josh Nodler and Mitchell Mattson this year in Michigan. This is likely where Flames scouts picked up on him.
  • Rory Kerins had an incredible season for the Greyhounds. He signed his entry-level contract this year and was injected into Stockton’s roster for the playoffs. Despite a crowded field, he managed to play five AHL playoff games this season. Check out our breakdown on Kerin’s game, context on his huge season, and why he is TWC’s eighth ranked prospect.
  • Adam Klapka is a former member of the Tri-City Storm and is a huge RW signed out of Czechia.
  • Cade Littler was drafted this offseason. He’s just 17 and played in the BCHL this season. He’ll return there next year but is committed to Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2023–24.
  • Ilya Nikolayev had a massive season in the USHL. He was a bit old for the league but it was enough for the Flames to sign him to an ELC. Check out our breakdown of Nikolayev’s game and why he’s TWC’s 13th ranked prospect.
  • Josh Nodler is in attendance but teammate Mitchell Mattson is not. No surprise there.
  • Topi Ronni was the Flames’ first draft pick this year. Check out our breakdown of Ronni’s game.
  • William Stromgren was drafted last year by the Flames in the second round. He had a decent year in Sweden, but played primarily on the U20 team instead of the SHL men’s team. It will be the first viewing of Stromgren in North America.
  • Gleb Veremyev is a very big winger committed to Colorado College in the NCAA for 2022–23.
  • Liam Walsh was al alternate captain in Merrimack College this season and finished fourth in team scoring for both goals and points. He is committed to Northeastern University in the NCAA for 2022–23.
  • Carter Wilkie was born in Calgary and played for the Calgary Mustangs in the AJHL in 2017–18, but most recently played out of RIT in the NCAA.
  • Notable omissions include Demetrios Koumontzis.

Development camp sets the tone

As always, development camp is one of the first events after the NHL Draft that truly transitions a season from the old to the new. The set of prospects will want to impress as much as they possibly can in hopes of earning a boost to their depth rankings. We’ll soon see which players are standouts and which ones will need more time to work on their game.

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