6 – Austin Czarnik
Austin Czarnik could be a great fit on the bottom-six to provide some secondary scoring. He doesn’t have a whole lot of NHL experience, playing a total of just 59 games and 10 games last season, he was one of the best forwards in the AHL last season. He had 25 goals and 69 points in 64 games with the Providence Bruins last season and could provide any team with some depth on the RW.
Czarnik could also play at centre if needed, but the Calgary Flames biggest concern, as we all know, is their RW.
Last season, Czarnik played in just ten games with the Boston Bruins and posted four assists. However, right now, it’s been reported that several teams are interested in the highly-touted prospect. He could be signed at a sub-$1 million contract, but with the amount of interest he’s been generating, that could be difficult.
Signing a player like Czarnik on a cheap two-way contract would be a low-risk high-reward for any team, including the Flames. He’s well on his way to entering his prime and can be a reliable bottom-six to start his career off.