Apr 21, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri (13) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #22 - Calgary Flames


The rebuild continues in Calgary, with the Flames stepping to the podium for the second of three times in the first round.

 #22 – CALGARY FLAMES

 

TEAM STRENGTHS:  there are really none to speak of, this is a team that should have started to rebuild much sooner

TEAM WEAKNESSES:  goaltending, scoring, depth

HOCKEY’S FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL PROSPECT RANK20th of 30 teams

UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Josh Morrisey, Nicolas Petan, Andre Burakovsky, Laurent Dauphin, Morgan Klimchuk

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK:  Flame For Thought Selected Kerby Rychel

 

 

SENSHOT’S CHOICE: Nicolas Petan from Portland Winterhawks of the WHL . Although undersized at 5’9″ and 165 lbs, Petan has the ability to follow in the footsteps of little guys like Martin St. Louis and Nathan Gerbe. His offensive instincts are impressive, and his 120 points a +68 rating in 71 games this season would indicate he can play both ends of the ice.  Obviously with numbers like that, size has a big factor in his draft ranking, but the Flames are in desperate need of offensive players and Petan could fit that mold as a supporting centre.

 

SENSHOT’S MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

PICK TEAM PICK
1 COLORADO Seth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2 FLORIDA Jonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3 TAMPA Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4 NASHVILLE Valeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5 CAROLINA Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6 CALGARY Sean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7 EDMONTON Nikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8 BUFFALO Max Domi, London (OHL)
9 NEW JERSEY Alexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10 DALLAS Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11 PHILADELPHIA Zachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12 PHOENIX Anthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13 WINNIPEG Elias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14 COLUMBUS Bo Horvat, London (OHL)
15 NYI Adam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16 BUFFALO Frederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17 OTTAWA Robert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18 DETROIT Alexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19 COLUMBUS Samuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20 SAN JOSE Kerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21 TORONTO Rasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22 CALGARY Nicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)

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