Ranking the 5 Worst Calgary Flames Draft Picks In Recent Memory

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 4: Sam Bennett #93 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 4, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - APRIL 4: Sam Bennett #93 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 4, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) /
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4. Tyler Parsons – No. 54 overall in 2016

Overall, the Flames have to be quite happy with their 2016 NHL Draft, as they managed to land both Matthew Tkachuk and Dillon Dube, as well as Adam Fox who later became a big piece in acquiring Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm, but unfortunately, they weren’t so successful on their other second round pick. That pick was a young goalie named Tyler Parsons out of the London Knights in the OHL, and unfortunately, he started just 28 games for the Stockton Heat to very little success.

The 2018-19 AHL campaign saw him start a career high 20 games, and in that time, Parsons finished with a 3.70 GAA and an .898 save percentage, and he would start just one more game for the Heat after that, and while the Flames now have their goalie of the future in Dustin Wolf, they would have loved for Parsons to see significant NHL time.