The Calgary Flames are just now beginning to reap the rewards of patience with the prospect group. After three consecutive quality drafts, there are a number of quality prospects already signed with the team that are either on the verge of playing in the NHL or already there. Among them, Sam Bennett is at the top of the heap, and for good reason.
With nine draft picks heading into the 2015 NHL Draft, Calgary Flames‘ GM Brad Treliving utilized a package of three picks to acquire one of the most promising up-and-coming defencemen in the game, Dougie Hamilton. GM Treliving sent the 15th pick overall and two second round picks (45 and 52) to the Boston Bruins in return for the 22-year-old blueliner. Last year, in his third NHL season, Hamilton posted career-highs in scoring with 10 goals and 32 assists. Calgary recently signed Hamilton to a six year contract, solidifying their defensive core for the long-term with a new key component. Read more»
Welcome to an all new series at Hockey’s Future, where over the course of the next six weeks, we’ll take a look at a wide range of prospects hoping to hear their name called in late June at the 2015 NHL Draft. Thanks to NHL Central Scouting, NHL Draft Primer will review select prospects from North America and Europe in this twice-weekly series. Read more»