4. Fabian Lysell – Boston Bruins
While the Bruins might see Matthew Poitras as too valuable to move given his production at the NHL level already, but if the Flames are looking for players to stack their AHL squad this season and likely make an impact for them next season and beyond, then look no further than Fabian Lysell.
The 20-year-old was a first-round pick of the Bruins back in 2021 and has been stellar in his one-and-a-half seasons in the AHL, posting 18 goals and 49 points in 67 games, with all the physical attributes and skill to make it at the next level. His hockey IQ has come under question since he’s been revealed as a potential trade chip for Boston, but given the talent and the age, he’s the perfect target for Calgary.
The Bruins have started red-hot, and with their links to Elias Lindholm and potentially making another Stanley Cup push, they could be interested in several of Calgary’s pieces, and it would be a perfect opportunity for the Flames to land a talented piece for the Wranglers this season and the Flames of the future.