March 23, 2011; San Jose, CA, USA; Calgary Flames forward Greg Nemisz (48) before a face off against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Calgary 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Calgary Flames And The 2008 Draft Selection: Greg Nemisz

In 2008, Jeff Spicoli Steven Stamkos was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning and by 2012, the guy had already broken all sorts of records and set all kinds of standards for what is expected of a first round draft pick.  The Calgary Flames selected 25th overall and went with right wing Greg Nemisz.  Since being drafted, Nemisz has spent more time in the AHL honing his skills than up with the Flames (he’s played in 15 NHL games over two seasons) and has racked up 27 goals and 34 assists in his two seasons with the Abbotsford Heat.

In the coming seasons, Nemisz may not see much ice time, however with the introduction of Bob Hartley into the coaching staff, the young player might see an improvement in his game.  He could also find himself as part of a package deal and headed to another city.

Other players the Calgary Flames could have picked up in the 2008 NHL Draft?

It was a small draft class, 211 players went that year and of those 211, many of them are still waiting for their shot in the NHL.  Greg Nemisz and the Calgary Flames may part ways soon, but until the deal is done, we can only hope that Nemisz finds success with Abbotsford and the Flames.

Go Flames Go!

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