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.


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

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


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):

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12PHOENIXAnthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13WINNIPEGElias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14COLUMBUSBo Horvat, London (OHL)
15NYIAdam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16BUFFALOFrederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17OTTAWARobert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18DETROITAlexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19COLUMBUSSamuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20SAN JOSEKerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21TORONTORasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22CALGARYNicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)