Solid NHL Players – Nikita Zadorov (2013), Sonny Milano (2014), Juuso Valimaki (2017)
The Calgary Flames fingerprints are all over the ‘solid NHL player’ tier, as they have featured all three of them on their team at one point or another, even selecting D-man Juuso Valimaki with the No. 16 pick the last time they held it way back in 2017.
Beyond that, we’ve got current Flames D-man Nikita Zadorov as a pick of the Sabres back in 2013, as well as 2023 PTO Sonny Milano, and while none of these three have turned out to be franchise changing stars, they’ve all got significant roles with their current team.
Given the Flames need for elite young talent, they’ll be hoping that someone drops to them that can come into the Wranglers and make an impact immediately, but ultimately, they would no doubt settle for a solid contributor like these three if it helps them progress forward in an increasingly tough Pacific Division.