7 Players the Calgary Flames could target with their second first-round pick

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2. Charlie Elick

The Flames second first-rounder depends highly on what they do with the No. 9 overall pick, but if Calgary decide to go the route of choosing a forward with that pick, then Charlie Elick would be a home run selection with No. 28. While born in Austria, the 18-year old moved to Calgary when he was just six years old, and if the team are looking for a physicla difference maker on the back end, the 6-foot-3 defenseman would offer just that.

Elick played three years with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, tallying a career high of just 27 points this last season, but with development, the offensive game has the potential to come along too. Elick isn't a big name heading into this draft, and could potentially slip early into the second-round, but with a great combination of size and the athletic traits it takes to be a star on the blue line, the Flames could find themselves two future pieces if they land a forward early and Elick in the late first round.


1. Trevor Connelly

In every draft, there's at least one player that falls due to issues away from the ice, and in 2024 that could very well be Trevor Connelly, who is one of the most gifted offensive players in this draft, but with those issues, he may very well fall to the Flames at No. 28. It's likely that he's taken in the early 20's, but after an illegal check to the head in the U-18 gold medal game against Canada and other similar incidents, scouts have taken notice and his draft stock has dropped drastically.

Given the Flames long, incoming rebuild, they may opt for a safer pick to develop over the coming years, but if they want out and out offensive flair, Connelly would be the best possible pick if this is the way that the draft falls.