Flames 2009-10 NCAA prospects update

By Kent Wilson

Because the Flames tend to concentrate their scouting and draft picks in Canada (particularly Western Canada), they only have a few prospects currently active in the NCAA system. All four are forwards and none are expected to be making an impact in the organization any time soon.

Nick Larson, LW – Notre Dame
6’02" 202lbs
Acquired: 4th round, 108 overall 2008

Larson is younger than the other three and has the most encouraging results. His five goals and eight points thus far this season for Notre Dame aren’t in themselves noteworthy. However, as one of the younger players on the team, Larson is likely well down the depth chart and therefore not getting as much ice time. His five goals tie him with recent first-round draft pick Kyle Palmieri (ANA) in goals among Notre Dame players with with birth dates in 1989 or later.

Aaron Marvin, C – Minnesota
6’02" 192lbs
Acquired: 3rd round, 89th overall 2006

After scoring 10 goals and 17 points in his sophomore effort last season, Marvin’s output has drastically regressed this year. His two goals and five points are 15th on the St. Cloud Huskies in scoring, a poor indication for a player who was tabbed to be capable at both ends of the ice.

C.J. Severyn, LW – Ohio State
6’01" 185lbs
Acquired: 7th round, 186 overall 2007

A grinding forward who was selected more for his work ethic than stats, Severyn has managed four goals and eight points in 23 games played thus far. That total may sound unimpressive, but is right in line with the career-high 12 points he collected last year. Severyn was a long-shot prospect taken in the seventh round, so whatever results he produces beyond college will be considered a bonus for the organization.

Jordan Fulton, C – Minnesota-Duluth
6′ 190lbs
Acquired: 6th round, 179th overall 2006

Like Marvin, Fulton seemingly peaked last year with a 12-goal, 17-point performance. This season he’s well off that pace, scoring just once and adding six assists for seven points in 26 games. Like other Flames college picks, Fulton isn’t expected to provide the team with scoring.