6. Matthew Poitras – Boston Bruins
Given Elias Lindholm’s link to the Boston Bruins this past summer, it comes as no surprise that Flames fans have kept a close eye on their prospects, and after a dominant run in the OHL, Matthew Poitras may just be the best of the bunch. In 131 games with the Guelph Storm over two seasons, Poitras added 37 goals and 145 points, and now, he’s making an impact at the NHL level for a loaded team.
In 15 games for Boston this season, Poitras has four goals and four assists for eight points, and while the Bruins see him as a key piece of their future, if they believe Lindholm can be an effective 1C alongside Brad Marchand or David Pastrnak, there’s a good chance Calgary can push for a blockbuster deal. Like Shane Wright, he’s considered a key piece of the team’s future, so prying him away from the Bruins may not be easy to do, but if there’s an opportunity, the Flames could be looking at their 1C of the future, so making a deal here could be the blockbuster that Craig Conroy needs.