Calgary Flames 50 Days Until the Season Starts: #50 Patrick Sieloff

ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 9: Patrick Sieloff
ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 9: Patrick Sieloff /

With 50 days left until the regular season starts up again, let’s take a look at a former Calgary Flames player with that number.

Since the start of August, we’re counting down the number of days left until the regular season starts up again! Everyday until the start of the season, we’ll be talking about a Calgary Flames player whose number correlates with how many days there are left.

We missed yesterday, but the Flames missed the playoffs in the 2015-2016 season so who’s the real loser here? It’s still me. But last time, we talked about grit-filled player Brandon Bollig.

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With 50 days left until the season starts, let’s take a look at #50 Patrick Sieloff.

Who is Patrick Sieloff?

Name: Patrick Sieloff

Birth place: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Position: D

Shoots: Left

Birthdate: 1994-05-15

Height: 6’1” / 185 cm

Weight: 91 kg / 201 lbs

Drafted by: Calgary Flames, 42nd Overall 2012

Stats with minor teams, regular season:

See normally we put the players’ stats with their NHL team(s) during the regular season, but Sieloff has only ever played in one NHL game, so it wasn’t exactly necessary. Sieloff has however two Gold medals! One with the U18 IIHF World Championship and the World Juniors in 2013, both for Team USA.

Sieloff was playing with the Calgary Flames affiliate before finally getting the call up on the last game of the regular season in 2016.

In his first NHL game, he scored his first NHL goal, and it ended up being a game-winner too. During the off-season last year, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Alex Chiasson. Who scored 12 goals and 24 points in 81 games. He was also on an $800,000 one-year contract, so that ended up benefitting the Flames.

In September of last year, 2016, the Senators had their annual fan fest during a training camp scrimmage. During the game, Sieloff gave somewhat of a blindsided hit to fellow teammate, Clarke MacArthur. MacArthur fell to the ground and another teammate, Bobby Ryan, immediately went after him in a fight. Chris Neil later joined and Sieloff had to leave the game for safety reasons.

Head Coach Guy Boucher was quick to defend him, saying he knows it was not intentional.

Via Sportsnet:

"When you’re sitting in the stands you see lots of space, but that’s not what it’s like on the ice. When you’re a player all you see is bodies in front of you, one in front of the other. Things are happening in a fraction of a second.More from All-Time ListsCalgary Flames: Ranking the top 5 coaches in team historyCalgary Flames 2 days until the season starts: #2 Al MacInnisCalgary Flames 3 days until the season starts: #3 Dion PhaneufCalgary Flames 4 days until the season starts: #4 Brad McCrimmonCalgary Flames 5 days until the season starts: #5 Mark GiordanoI can guarantee you that if you ask him who was in the corner he has no idea who it was. We were in the stands and I wasn’t even sure who it was. When you can see him it’s because it was pre-meditated, its because it’s retaliation and a player is going after someone, but when it happens quickly during a game you don’t see who it is. Whether it’s in society or in hockey you have to be very careful before laying blame, before pointing fingers.There was nothing pre-meditated, nothing exaggerated, but it’s sad because it happened to someone that’s important in the room and someone we wish well because of what happened last year."

It may have affected Sieloff, because he hasn’t played a game with the Senators yet. Just their farm-team. Whereas the season before, Chiasson played in 77 regular season games with the Sens. And many other prospects have been playing in the NHL while Sieloff is still waiting for his chance.

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Hopefully his career turns around for the 23 year old. Now, just 50 more days. Just two more Joe Nieuwendyk‘s…