This was the type of week that you want to see from your prospect pool. Most of the Calgary Flames’ young guns had a point on the scoresheet, and looked quite decent across the board. Calgary Wranglers goalie Dustin Wolf had a standout game against the Henderson Silver Knights, making numerous huge stops. Another goal for two of the Flames’ Big Four forward prospects, with only Matthew Phillips and Jakob Pelletier—the latter of which is currently in Calgary, not hitting the scoresheet.
There is so much to dive into this week. Let’s jump into it!
Welcome to the TWC Calgary Flames prospect update. Each week, we’ll take a dive into how the Flames’ prospects have done in their respective leagues. We have defined a prospect as a skater who has played fewer than 65 NHL games, and is younger than 25 years of age. All data is from QuantHockey and EliteProspects. We also use an NHLe calculator built by Christian Roatis (@Croatis) which is used to estimate a player’s equivalent point total in the NHL based on how they are performing in their respective league. The calculator uses the difficulty of the given league combined with the ease at which a player puts up points to determine the NHLe.
Flames prospect happenings
- It was a bit of a rough week for the Wranglers, who went 0–2–0, dropping both games to the Henderson Silver Knights, Ben Jones and Oscar Dansk’s former club.
- The first one was a 3–1 loss, with Connor Zary recording the only goal. Dansk stopped 27 of 29, with former Flames’ prospect Spencer Foo potting one of the three goals for the Knights.
- The second one was an incredible game for Dustin Wolf, who was left pretty high and dry by his team and made numerous ten bell saves including this one:
- And this one:
- Mathias Emilio Petersen and not-a-prospect Rahim Zohorna potted the two goals for the Wranglers.
- After an absence, it was great to see Jeremie Poirier back in the lineup. He’s an incredible offensive defenceman who is continuing to work on his defensive game, and it’s starting to come together.
- Rory Kerins and Ilya Nikolayev spent time with the Wranglers this week, with Nikolayev getting game time. Kerins has been sent down to the ECHL.
- Jakob Pelletier and Walker Duehr continue to be with the Flames, but only the latter has made his way into game action. We don’t need to talk abut who deserves to be there and who does not. However, with the Fames sending Kerins and Matt Marcinew down to Rapid City, there is a good chance that a corresponding move is coming from the Flames.
- No points this week for Cade Littler.
- No points this week for Lucas Feuk in Rapid City. Expect more production from Kerins when he gets back there next week.
- Daniil Chechelev continues to play big minutes for the team in Rapid City and sits third in games played in the league with 28. His 0.905 save percentage could use a bit of a boost, but it’s substantially better than 2021 first-round pick Sebastian Cossa’s in similar numbers of games.
- One assist this week for Jack Beck this week. He’s back on the ice after spending months on the shelf with an undisclosed injury, and the team has been slowly working him back into the lineup. He’s been mostly on the team’s third line, so take his production with a grain of salt.
- Another assist this week for Cam Whynot in Halifax. He’s pushed above a point-per-game pace now, which is good to see.
- Two goals this week for Cole Huckins at Sherbrooke. He’s been a solid middle-six player for the team this season. It would be great if he could hit a point-per-game mark before the end of the season. He’s not too far from it.
- Lucas Ciona played two games this week, but did not pick up any points. Unfortunately he picked up a two game suspension and did not play in the team’s other games this week.
- A goal and an assist for Parker Bell at Tri City this week. He has been very consistent this year in the WHL.
- Cole Jordan will be out for the rest of the season.
- A goal this week for Matt Coronato at Harvard. Take a look at it here:
- He’s moved back over to the wing from playing centre for most of the season, which should be good for his production.
- No games this week for Arseni Sergeev at UConn. The Huskies moved into their new arena this week, which looks very nice.
- No points this week for Jake Boltmann at Notre Dame.
- No points as well for Josh Nodler. He’s back to playing top line for UMass, but has struggled to be much of anything for the team.
- No points for Demetrios Koumontzis at ASU. It was great to see him back on the ice after a couple weeks on the shelf.
- A goal and an assist for William Stromgren in the SHL with Brynas. He saw some time on the team’s second line, which is huge for his development.
- Topi Ronni was the 13th forward in Tappara’s CHL game this week, but spent time in the U20 SM Sarjaa as well, where he had a couple of assists. He’s a bit of a tweener at this point, but in his D+1 season, that’s about normal.
NHLe is a metric used to estimate a player’s offensive output at the NHL level from their point totals in their respective league. Here are the Flames’ current top 5 (bracketed numbers denote movement from the previous week)
- Matthew Phillips: 57.8 (Same)
- Jakob Pelletier: 43.9 (Same)
- Connor Zary: 39.9 (Same)
- Mathias Emilio Pettersen: 34.7 (NEW)
- Lucas Ciona: 34.4 (Same)
Overall regular season totals for Flames prospects
|Jack Beck||LW/RW||16||4||15||19||1.19||4||31.5||Ottawa 67’s||OHL|
|Parker Bell||LW||36||17||28||45||1.25||43||31.0||Tri-City Americans||WHL|
|Lucas Ciona||LW||36||18||32||50||1.39||55||34.4||Seattle Thunderbirds||WHL|
|Matthew Coronato||RW||17||10||10||20||1.18||8||27.1||Harvard Crimsons||NCAA|
|Walker Duehr||RW||31||10||6||16||0.52||20||20.7||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Mathias Emilio Pettersen||C/LW||30||10||16||26||0.87||14||34.7||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Lucas Feuk||C/W||25||1||8||9||0.36||12||N/A||Rapid City Rush||ECHL|
|Cole Huckins||C||40||15||20||35||0.88||53||20.5||Sherbrooke Phoenix||QMJHL|
|Ben Jones||C||34||6||21||27||0.79||21||31.5||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Rory Kerins||C/LW||26||13||14||27||1.04||0||N/A||Rapid City Rush||ECHL|
|Adam Klapka||RW||25||3||6||9||0.36||32||14.3||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Demetrios Koumontzis||LW||23||5||4||9||0.39||25||11.3||Arizona State Sun Devils||NCAA|
|Cade Littler||C||36||18||23||41||1.14||20||12.2||Wenatchee Wild||BCHL|
|Ilya Nikolayev||C||29||10||14||24||0.83||27||N/A||Rapid City Rush||ECHL|
|Jakob Pelletier||C/LW||31||15||19||34||1.10||22||43.8||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Matthew Phillips||C/RW||29||21||21||42||1.45||6||57.8||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Martin Pospisil||C/W||20||4||6||10||0.50||24||19.9||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|4||1||6||7||1.75||4||N/A||Tappara U20||U20 SM-sarja|
|Cole Schwindt||C/RW||33||9||11||20||0.61||11||24.3||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|William Stromgren||LW||1||3||0||3||3.00||0||N/A||Rogle BK J20/Brynas IF J20||J20 Nationell|
|Connor Zary||C||35||12||23||35||1.00||41||39.9||Stockton Heat||AHL|
|Jake Boltmann||RHD||24||1||2||3||0.13||42||3.5||Notre Dame||NCAA|
|Cole Jordan||LHD||17||2||5||7||0.41||15||10.2||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL|
|Yan Kuznetsov||LHD||29||2||6||8||0.28||10||11.2||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Jeremie Poirier||LHD||33||4||17||21||0.64||16||25.5||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Ilya Solovyov||LHD||33||0||7||7||0.21||18||8.4||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
|Cameron Whynot||LHD||36||3||17||20||0.56||14||13.0||Halifax Mooseheads||QMJHL|
|Daniil Chechelev||G||28||3.20||0.905||Kansas City Mavericks||ECHL|
|Arseni Sergeev||G||12||2.55||0.918||University of Connecticut||NCAA|
|Dustin Wolf||G||27||2.12||0.930||Calgary Wranglers||AHL|
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