Calgary Flames Daily: Prospects Going To World Juniors

The Calgary Flames have two of their five draft picks from 2016 going to the World Juniors. The competition starts tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Calgary Flames fans! Of course, this is posted later than I would like, but it’s Christmas. What can you do? First and foremost, I hope you’re all having a great day with your families and loved ones.

Now on to this. What’s been happening in the last 24 hours in the world of hockey?

Well first, Christmas isn’t only my favorite holiday because of all the joy and fun and presents. But also because it means that there’s only one more day until World Juniors start! December 26th will kick off the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. And two of Calgary’s picks in this year’s draft have been named.

Adam Fox and Tyler Parsons have been named to team USA’s 23-man roster.

Parsons is a goaltender who was drafted in the second round at the draft. He won a memorial cup with the London Knights in the 2015-2016 season, with fellow Flame, Matthew Tkachuk.

Per the Calgary Flames: “He’s a real competitive kid, he’s really athletic, he’s a battler, and he’s won,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said after the draft. “There’s still lots of growth to come but they love his resume, love how competitive he is and love the athleticism.”

Adam Fox is a defenseman who plays for Harvard. The Flames drafted him in the third round. He currently has 16 points in 11 games this year.

Per the Calgary Flames: “To be able to go in and be over a point a game already, as a defenceman … wow,” Flames assistant general manager Craig Conroy told CalgaryFlames.com.

Some links surrounding the Calgary Flames to get you through your relaxing Christmas day

Now, there isn’t a whole lot because it’s Christmas after all. Many people are taking breaks from story telling to spend time with their families. But here’s what we got for you:

Fox, Parsons named to USA’s final WJC roster (Calgary Flames).

Flames captain Mark Giordano rounding into form (Canoe).

Some other links surrounding the NHL

‘Tis the season: A gift for every NHL team, and one for hockey fans (Toronto Sun).

NHL Capsules (Faceoff).

Top NHL viral moments of 2016 (NHL.com).

Christmas Q&A: What has been the NHL’s biggest surprise? (NBC Sports).

Since it’s Christmas, here are some of our holiday themed articles from the last month:

Christmas wish list: What the Flames asked for from Santa.

15 last-minute affordable Christmas gift ideas for Flames fans.

The 12 days of Flames Christmas.

And of course, we can’t go wrong with some Flames tweets relating to Christmas:

Merry Christmas everybody! Take this time to spend time with your loved ones and relax. We’ll all need it before the Calgary Flames play their next game again and we all start stressing.