Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Four wins for the Wranglers, five points for Parker Bell

It was a massive week for many Calgary Flames prospects. The Calgary Wranglers stole the show this week, picking up four straight wins. Dustin Wolf may have won the Save of the Year Award with one of his stops this week. Four of the Flames’ prospects’ teams are in the CHL’s top-ten rankings this week, with the Flames skaters on those teams among the top players. There is so much to get into this week, including a filthy goal from a top prospect, let’s jump right 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


  • The Wranglers went a perfect four for four this week, knocking off the Abbotsford Canucks three times then defeating the Ontario Reign last night by a 4–3 margin.
  • Connor Zary was far and away the Wranglers’ best player this week, picking up two goals and four assists. He’s over a point-per-game at this point in the season, and has really improved his two-way game. Being 6’0″ and a tough WHL product, there is a chance he earns a call-up to the Flames before the season is done.
  • Ben Jones also had a huge week, putting up two goals and two assists. He’s been an impressive add by GM Brad Treliving since he was signed this summer. He’s just below a point per game right now, but has been steadily producing.
  • While he did not put up points in the Reign win, Matthew Phillips did log two goals and an assist this week. He’s the Wranglers’ top scorer, and the third top scorer in the AHL. With due respect to Jakob Pelletier and Walker Duehr, Phillips should be in the NHL right now.
  • It was nice to see Jeremie Poirier back in the lineup for the Wranglers this week, after being scratched due to poor performance. He recorded three assists this week.
  • Dustin Wolf picked up three wins this week, and sits with a whopping 0.930 save percentage this season. He leads the league in games played, and sits second in save percentage.
  • He also made a save that could go down as the best of the season this week. Take a look here:


  • No games this week for Cade Littler.


  • One goal this week for Rory Kerins who is back in the ECHL.
  • No points for Lucas Feuk, who has been stuck at nine for some weeks now. I can’t see him sticking around in North America beyond this season.
  • Danii. Chechelev sits third in games played in the league, but sits 30th in save percentage. It took a step up this week, but a 0.902 save percentage is not much to write home about.


  • No points this week for Jack Beck as Ottawa tries to work him back into the lineup. He missed significant time this season, so expect him to take time to hit the point totals expected of him going into the season.
  • The 67’s sit fifth in the CHL’s top 15 this week.


  • It was great to see Cole Huckins record two more goals this week for the Sherbrooke Phoenix. He’s been on a tear of late.
  • Cam Whynot put up three assists for Halifax this week. Great to see him starting to get on the board more often.
  • Both Halifax and Sherbrooke were in the CHL’s top 15 this week, slotting in fourth and seventh respectively.


  • It was a huge week for Parker Bell of the Tri-City Americans, who put up four goals and an assist this week. He has been remarkably consistent all season long, and his point totals just continue to climb. He and Lucas Ciona are tied for points this season, despite Bell being a draft class younger.
  • No points this week for Ciona, but his Seattle Thunderbirds sit third in the CHL’s top-15 this week. They are a top contender for a spot in this year’s Memorial Cup.
  • Cole Jordan will be out for the rest of the season.


  • One goal this week for Matt Coronato at Harvard, and what a goal it was. Take a look at it here:
  • No points for Boltmann, Koumontzis, or Nodler, although Koumontzis did slot in on defence this week for a very depleted ASU squad. Very odd.


  • Topi Ronni has been slotting in as Tappara’s 13th forward a bunch this week, but had no points. This should not be a surprise given his limited minutes, but it’s better for him to be with the big club at this point.
  • No points for William Stromgren. He slotted in on the second line a good amount this week.

NHLe Leaderboard

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)

  1. Matthew Phillips: 56.2(Same)
  2. Jakob Pelletier: 43.9 (Same)
  3. Connor Zary: 41.8(Same)
  4. Ben Jones: 33.5 (NEW)
  5. Lucas Ciona: 32.7 (Same)

Overall regular season totals for Flames prospects


Jack BeckLW/RW19415191.00826.5Ottawa 67’sOHL
Parker BellLW392129501.284931.7Tri-City AmericansWHL
Lucas CionaLW381832501.325532.7Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL
Matthew CoronatoRW191110211.11825.5Harvard CrimsonsNCAA
Walker DuehrRW31106160.522020.7Calgary WranglersAHL
Mathias Emilio PettersenC/LW331116270.811432.3Calgary WranglersAHL
Lucas FeukC/W271890.3312N/ARapid City RushECHL
Cole HuckinsC421720370.885320.5Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL
Ben JonesC38823310.842533.5Calgary WranglersAHL
Rory KerinsC/LW281414281.000N/ARapid City RushECHL
61120.33013.2Calgary WranglersAHL
Adam KlapkaRW2937100.333914.3Calgary WranglersAHL
Demetrios KoumontzisLW255490.362710.4Arizona State Sun DevilsNCAA
Cade LittlerC361823411.142012.2Wenatchee WildBCHL
Ilya Nikolayev C291014240.8327N/ARapid City RushECHL
5000020Calgary WranglersAHL
Josh NodlerC/RW242350.2166.8UMassNCAA
Jakob PelletierC/LW311519341.102243.8Calgary WranglersAHL
Matthew PhillipsC/RW332322451.41656.2Calgary WranglersAHL
Martin PospisilC/W2046100.502419.9Calgary WranglersAHL
Topi RonniC131120.1528.1
41671.754N/ATappara U20U20 SM-sarja
Cole SchwindtC/RW371013230.611324.3Calgary WranglersAHL
William StromgrenLW13033.000N/ARogle BK J20/Brynas IF J20J20 Nationell
LW293470.24610.7Brynas IFSHL
Connor ZaryC391427411.054541.8Stockton HeatAHL


Jake BoltmannRHD261230.12443.3Notre DameNCAA
Cole JordanLHD172570.411510.2Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL
Yan KuznetsovLHD322790.261210.4Calgary WranglersAHL
Jeremie PoirierLHD37420240.641825.5Calgary WranglersAHL
Ilya SolovyovLHD350770.21188.4Calgary WranglersAHL
Cameron WhynotLHD39320230.591613.7Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL


Daniil ChechelevG293.170.902Kansas City MavericksECHL
Arseni SergeevG132.570.918University of ConnecticutNCAA
Dustin WolfG292.150.930Calgary WranglersAHL

Want to know more?

Still want to know more about the Flames’ prospects? Check out our interviews with a number of prospects down below:

Yan Kuznetsov

Ilya Solovyov

Dustin Wolf

Jeremie Poirier

Ryan Francis

Matthew Phillips

Demetrios Koumontzis

Jake Boltmann

Which prospects are you most excited about? Let us know below in the comments or on social media.

Photo via @AHLWranglers on Twitter.

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