Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Plenty of playoff hockey in store for many prospects

Two Calgary-based hockey teams are already in the playoffs, and the Calgarys Flames aren’t one of them (though they still have a chance of making it). The Calgary Wranglers picked up two huge wins this week, with Matthew Phillips and Dustin Wolf driving the team as usual.

All of the Flames’ CHL prospects are in the playoffs, and all of their teams are up in their playoff series. Lucas Ciona, Parker Bell, Jack Beck, and others are all at least point-per-game players.

Only one prospect remains in Europe for the Flames right now, as William Stromgren signed an entry-level contract (ELC) with the Flames this week. He hasn’t started with the Wranglers yet, but should soon.

Lots of news to talk about this week, let’s dive 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


  • Yet another big week for the Calgary Wranglers, who picked up two wins out of two against the Henderson Silver Knights. One was a 5–3 win with Oscar Dansk in net and the other was a 5–1 win where Dustin Wolf picked up a win in his 100th AHL game of his career.
  • Adam Klapka led the way for the team with four goals, including his first AHL hat trick. He started off this season very slowly, but has come around of late.
  • Matthew Phillips continues to be the Wranglers’ best forward, and put up two more goals and two most assists. He has hit the 70-point mark for the first time in his career, and sits fourth in the league in scoring. Two of the three prospects ahead of him have played more games than him in the AHL.
  • Ben Jones has been an excellent pick-up for the Wranglers this year, and added three more assists this week. He is starting to look like a player for this team.
  • A rare goal this week for Yan Kuznetsov from the blueline. He also added two more assists this week.


  • Two goals for Cade Littler in Wenatchee as they face off against Cranbrook in the first round of the playoffs. The Wild are up 2–1 in their best of seven series.


  • No points again for Lucas Feuk.
  • Welcome back Rory Kerins! The former OHLer had a goal and two assists this week for the Rapid City Rush.
  • Ilya Nikolayev is also back on the ice, and had a massive week scoring two goals and adding three assists.
  • No points for Demetrios Koumontzis in Idaho this week. He’s very unlikely to sign with the Flames.


  • Topi Ronni and the Tappara U-20 team are Champions of the SM-sarja. Ronni finishes with five goals and 10 assists in 12 games, and was second in playoff scoring in the league.
  • William Stromgren has finished his season in Europe as Brynas was relegated to the Swedish Allsvenskan. He has signed an ELC with the Flames, and will report to the Wranglers for the rest of the year.


  • All of the Flames’ prospects in the NCAA are done for the year.
  • Josh Nodler has entered the transfer portal. After spending his first three years at Michigan State, he transferred to UMass last season. He ended with just five points, and struggled to make the lineup. in the back half of the season. Nodler will be looking for a new home for what should be his fifth and final season in the NCAA.


  • The Ottawa 67’s are up 2–1 over the Oshawa Generals in the first round of the playoffs. Jack Beck has two goals and two assists for the very deep Barber Poles side.


  • Cole Huckins and the Sherbrooke Phoenix are up 3–0 in their first round matchup. Huckins has been playing mostly on the third line, but has a goal and two assists so far.
  • Cam Whynot is still injured, but his Halifax Mooseheads are up 3–0 over the Cape Breton Eagles.


  • The Seattle Thunderbirds have a 3–0 lead in their first round series over Kelowna. Lucas Ciona has two goals so far.
  • Parker Bell and the Tri-City Americans have a 2–1 edge over Prince George so far in their first round series. Bell has been a star so far, with two goals and two assists in three games.
  • Cole Jordan will be out for the rest of the season.

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: 46.6 (Same)
  2. Jakob Pelletier: 43.4 (Same)
  3. Connor Zary: 34.3(Same)
  4. Jack Beck 31.3 (Same)
  5. Ben Jones 30.1 (NEW)

Overall regular season totals for Flames prospects


Jack BeckLW/RW451241531.181631.3Ottawa 67’sOHL
Parker BellLW552539641.166528.7Tri-City AmericansWHL
Lucas CionaLW632847751.198529.5Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL
Matthew CoronatoRW342016361.061424.3Harvard CrimsonsNCAA
Walker DuehrRW411511260.633625.1Calgary WranglersAHL
Mathias Emilio PettersenC/LW571924430.753529.9Calgary WranglersAHL
Lucas FeukC/W4539120.2720N/ARapid City RushECHL
Cole HuckinsC642830580.917921.2Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL
Ben JonesC651535500.775130.1Calgary WranglersAHL
Rory KerinsC/LW341618311.006N/ARapid City RushECHL
61120.33013.2Calgary WranglersAHL
Adam KlapkaRW541211230.437217.1Calgary WranglersAHL
Demetrios KoumontzisLW/D37711180.472914.2Arizona State Sun DevilsNCAA
LW/D60110.170N/AIdaho SteelheadsECHL
Cade LittlerC512939681.332814.2Wenatchee WildBCHL
Ilya Nikolayev C361219310.8627N/ARapid City RushECHL
5000020Calgary WranglersAHL
Josh NodlerC/RW272350.1986.1UMassNCAA
Jakob PelletierC/LW331620361.092243.4Calgary WranglersAHL
Matthew PhillipsC/RW603436701.171246.6Calgary WranglersAHL
Martin PospisilC/W2046100.502419.9Calgary WranglersAHL
Topi RonniC222350.2328.2
728101.434N/ATappara U20U20 SM-sarja
Cole SchwindtC/RW641418320.502519.9Calgary WranglersAHL
William StromgrenLW24263.000N/ARogle BK J20/Brynas IF J20J20 Nationell
LW453580.1889.4Brynas IFSHL
Connor ZaryC662037570.866134.3Stockton HeatAHL


Jake BoltmannRHD371450.14483.8Notre DameNCAA
Cole JordanLHD172570.411510.2Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL
Yan KuznetsovLHD57514190.332613.2Calgary WranglersAHL
Jeremie PoirierLHD63932410.654425.9Calgary WranglersAHL
Ilya SolovyovLHD62313160.263610.4Calgary WranglersAHL
Cameron WhynotLHD48322250.521812.1Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL


Daniil ChechelevG403.550.894Kansas City MavericksECHL
G23.370.881Calgary WranglersAHL
Arseni SergeevG192.610.912University of ConnecticutNCAA
Dustin WolfG512.100.932Calgary 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 by Candice Ward/Calgary Wranglers

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