Calary Flames select Matvei Gridin with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft

Matvei Gridin, Calgary Flames
Matvei Gridin, Calgary Flames / Michael Miller/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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The Calgary Flames landed Zayne Parekh with their first pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, and now, they've added another intriguing prospect in the form of Russian winger Matvei Gridin. The reaction in Vegas wasn't quite as loud as their first pick, but in Gridin, the team are getting another highly talented offensive player.

The 18-year old may not be the biggest name in the draft, but he led the USHL in points in 2023-24 with 83 in 60 games played, fueled by an impressive 38 goals. STanding at 6-foot-1 and weighing 185 pounds, Gridin has the size that the Flames love while leading the way with his offensive talent, with many projections having him as a solid middle six winger of the future.

Sure, it may not be the home run selection that the Flames made at No. 9 overall, but Craig Conroy continues to develop their prospect group going forward, and if he can develop well, he could potentially be a key piece of the organization moving forward.