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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2. The. Flames need to find a top winger

The 2023 NHL Draft is one of the most stacked in recent memory, and at No. 16, the Flames are going to have plenty of options, that is if they don’t go out and land a rumoured top star on the trade market in the days before the draft. Sure, Calgary aren’t going to find themselves with one of the top prospects in this draft, but there’s going to be at least three top names available at No. 16, and with depth for now, they could look to swing for the fences on potential.

Ultimately, if the Flames come out of this draft with a close to NHL ready prospect, it needs to be on the wing, as scoring was a major issue for the team in 2022-23, and with a new regime in charge ready to turn that around, a young, energetic winger to add to this young core would be a blessing.