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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4. The Flames are set in net, but could target a goaltender

In the past decade, the Calgary Flames have swung and missed on several goaltending prospects, but after landing back-to-back AHL Goalie of the Year and 2022-23 AHL MVP Dustin Wolf in the 7th round of the 2019 NHL Draft, the future appears to be very bright at the position. Still, you never know when injuries can strike, and for that reason, Calgary could still look to target a goaltender late in the draft, but with so many other pressing needs, it’s not a position they’ll use a premium pick on.

The team also have veteran star Jacob Markstrom in net, and after recently re-signing Oscar Dansk, the depth and talent is there for Calgary, but if they want to ensure long-term success, there’s no reason why they can’t take another risk late in the draft like they did for Wolf four years ago.