Ranking the Calgary Flames needs in the 2023 NHL Draft

Jun 21, 2019; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Jakob Pelletier poses for a photo after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2019; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Jakob Pelletier poses for a photo after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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The 2023 NHL Draft is just over a week away, and with the Calgary Flames holding picks No. 16, 48, 112, 176 and 208, there’s plenty of work for them to do as they look to contend for a playoff berth in 2023-24, as well as restocking their somewhat depleted prospect cupboard. With many trade pieces potentially on the way out such as Tyler Toffoli, Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm, the Flames have the chance to reshape the entire roster in this draft, but with those picks, where should the team be focusing?

Sure, the Flames have some great talents on the verge of being key pieces in the NHL with Dustin Wolf, Jakob Pelletier, Matt Coronato, Walker Duehr and Connor Zary, but beyond that, the elite level prospects just aren’t there, and in Craig Conroy’s first draft as General Manager, they’ll be looking to swing for the fences on upside. So today, let’s take a look at the Flames biggest needs in this upcoming 2023 NHL Draft.