SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #28 – Calgary Flames


With this pick the Flames got from the Penguins in the Jarome Iginla deal, the Flames will get their third pick of the first round.  There is still lots of talent available on the board and they will have plenty of directions to go.


Apr 25, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) scores a goal against the Calgary Flames during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Blues defeated the Flames 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-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:  Laurent Dauphin,  Morgan Klimchuk, Mirco Mueller, Curtis Lazar, Jacob de la Rose

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK:  Flame for Though selected Anthony Duclair

SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Mirco Mueller from the Everett Silvertips of the WHL.  Having taken a couple of highly skilled centres earlier in the draft, the Flames need to take a defenseman, and Mueller is a great choice.  When he fully develops he will have more than the current 175 lbs on his 6’3 frame, and he has the defensive awareness and the offensive upside to make him a strong 2 way threat in the future.  He is still steadily improving and will continue to do so, but might be 3 years away from regular NHL action. Patience will be a key with Mueller.

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)
23WASHINGTONRyan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24VANCOUVERRyan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
25MONTREALValentin Zykov, Baie Comeau (QMJHL)
26ANAHEIMJosh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL)
27COLUMBUSAndre Burakovsky, Malmo (SEL)
28CALGARYMirco Mueller, Everett (WHL)