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is there any situation where calgary could end up with tij iginla and Carter Yakemchuk? If not,what is the most likely 1st round picks?

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Who can the Calgary Flames target at No. 9 overall in the 2024 NHL Draft?

By Nathan Smith

 

2023 NHL Draft, Samuel Honzek

 

2023 NHL Draft, Samuel Honzek / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

After weeks of anticipation, a deflating 2024 NHL Draft Lottery saw the Calgary Flames make absolutely no movement, solidifying them in the No. 9 slot for the upcoming 2024 NHL Draft. While this draft isn’t considered a deep one, the top of the draft certainly has some top level talent, with the Flames potentially targeting a game-changing player.

Sure, they impossible dream of landing Macklin Celebrini unsurprisingly didn’t come true, but with the Flames building a solid young core of B level prospects, now is the time for them to target a big name in this draft.

 

Anton Silayev (Available in two mock drafts, drafted in one)

LHD, Torpedo, KHL.
2023-24 stats: 63 GP, 3 goals, 8 assists.

Silayev comes in at 6-foot-7 and brings great skill as well as size, so if the Flames see him on their draft board, no one who has watched this team draft for the past few decades would bat an eye if he was the selection.

Sam Dickinson (Available in four mock drafts, drafted in none)

LHD, London, OHL.
2023-24 stats: 68 GP, 18 goals, 52 assists.

With good size and a great skating ability, the Flames could do a lot worse, and depending on who you ask, this could be a deflating pick, or it could be the one that leads this blue line going forward for years.

Zeev Buium (Available in two mock drafts, drafted in none)

LHD, University of Denver, NCAA.
2023-24 stats: 42 GP, 11 goals, 39 assists.

Depending on how the front office sees their priorities, it would make sense, but if they want a game-changing defenseman, than look no further.

Zayne Parekh (Available in two mock drafts, drafted in one)

RHD, Saginaw, OHL.
2023-24 stats: 66 GP, 33 goals, 63 assists.

Parekh’s work defensively certainly needs work, but with raw offensive skills that we’ve rarely seen heading into the draft, the Flames could certainly do much worse if he fell to them at No. 9.

Konsta Helenius (Available in eight mock drafts, drafted in one)

C, Jukurit, Liiga.
2023-24 stats: 51 GP, 14 goals, 22 assists.

Like many centres in this draft, he comes in somewhat undersized, but with the skill and the experience playing against grown men already, and while it may not be a popular pick, it wouldn’t be a bad one.

Carter Yakemchuk (Available in all 10 mock drafts, drafted in one)

RHD, Calgary, WHL.
2023-24 stats: 66 GP, 30 goals, 41 assists.

However, there’s questions over his poise and how much work it would take for him to translate to the NHL, and that type of patience is shown by the fact that only one mock draft has him landing in Calgary, as he’s not quite ready to contribute right away.

Berkly Catton (Available in nine mock drafts, drafted in none)

C, Spokane, WHL.
2023-24 stats: 68 GP, 54 goals, 62 assists.

If Iginla is drafted, it makes sense that Catton is the next logical pick given he plays arguably the most important position in hockey, and with the Flames needs being C and D, Catton could be a very bright star of the future.

Cole Eiserman (Available in seven mock drafts, drafted in none)

LW, USNTDP.
2023-24 stats: 24 GP, 25 goals, 9 assists.

The reason for that is very likely due to the amount of wingers the Flames have, and unless the draft falls in a very interesting way, it’s unlikely that the team will look into Eiserman.

Tij Iginla (Available in nine mock drafts, drafted in six)

F, Kelowna, WHL.
2023-24 stats: 64 GP, 37 goals, 47 assists.

At this point, it seems almost inevitable that the Flames would draft Iginla, that is if he is truly available, as his stock seemingly continues to rise. Iginla has improved in every way, physically, mentally and skillfully over the past year, and it appears as though those in hockey media see this draft playing out in a consistent fashion.

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Flames Draft Picks 2024

 

* Subject to change

 

1st Round (9th overall)

 

1st Round (28th overall)

 

2nd Round (41st overall)

 

2nd Round (64th overall)

 

3rd Round (74th overall)

 

3rd Round (84th overall)

 

4th Round (106th overall)

 

4th Round (125th overall)

 

5th Round (none)

 

6th Round (170th overall)

 

7th Round (none)

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On 5/30/2024 at 1:47 AM, frostbyte25 said:

is there any situation where calgary could end up with tij iginla and Carter Yakemchuk? If not,what is the most likely 1st round picks?

Nevermind Yakemchuk if Calgary doesn't gey Iggy Jr someway somehow it'll be a catastrophic failure of a draft season in my opinion...

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