Calgary Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane to represent Team Canada

Calgary Flames, Andrew Mangiapane
Calgary Flames, Andrew Mangiapane / Derek Leung/GettyImages

The Calgary Flames 2023-24 season may have ended in disappointing fashion, but there were a few bright spots on the year that have given the fans optimism moving forward. Unfortunately, Andrew Mangiapane wasn’t one of those, as he had his second straight down year following a career year in 2021-22, but it hasn’t stopped him from being rewarded.

On Friday, Team Canada announced the roster that would head to Czechia for the 2024 IIHF World Championships, with Mangiapane the lone Flame to represent Canada.

In 75 games this season, Mangiapane tallied 14 goals and 40 points, and will now be a veteran presence on a roster that also includes the likes of Adam Fantili, Connor Bedard and Macklin Celebrini, giving him a key role as Team Canada look to secure gold once more.

Back in 2021, Mangiapane joined Team Canada for this same event, excelling with 7 goals and 11 points in 7 games played, being named tournament MVP, and while his role won’t quite be as large this time around, he’s fired up for the opportunity to represent his country. In Calgary, there’s plenty of pressure on the 28-year old forward, but hopefully this will allow him the opportunity to have fun with his hockey once again, and if he has success this time around, it could translate when the 2024-25 season rolls around.