NHL Draft retrospective: A look back on the No. 9 overall pick

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Veteran Stars - Mikhail Sergachev (2016), Timo Meier (2015), Nikolaj Ehlers (2014)

Now this is what the Flames will be hoping for when they hit the clock, as any comparison to these three players would certainly be a homerun for Calgary in the 2024 NHL Draft. Nik Ehlers, Timo Meier and Mikhail Sergachev have all been consistent pieces for their teams over the better part of the last eight years, and while Meier has been traded and Ehlers may be moved soon, they continue to play well for their teams.

Sure, none of these players rank in the top 2-3 in their position in the NHL, but those type of players can come from anywhere, as the Flames found out when the greatest player in recent franchise memory was selected in the fourth round. Ultimately, the Flames are expected to have their choice of several talented players when they are on the clock, and if they hit on it right, they would absolutely love to land players the calibre of any of these three players.