Two Calgary Flames prospects join the Calgary Wranglers

Jaden Lipinski, Calgary Flames
Jaden Lipinski, Calgary Flames / Dave Sandford/GettyImages

While the Calgary Flames struggled to make the post-season this year, the same can't be said for their AHL affiliate the Calgary Wranglers, who are gearing up for yet another strong run through the playoffs. Now, it appears as though reinforcements are on the way, as the Flames have assigned two promising prospects to the Wranglers ahead of the post-season.

First was Etienne Morin, whose 2023-24 season with the Moncton Wildcats came to an end after an impressive 49 points in 58 games played as a defenseman. The Flames 2024 second-round pick tallied a career high 72 points in 67 games played last season, and now he will join the Wranglers as the Flames look to reap the rewards of the major improvements they've made to the future of their blue line in recent years.

Now, the team have also added Jaden Lipinski after his season with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL ended, and while Samuel Honzek has also come to Calgary, he is day-to-day with an injury, and hasn't been given an official designation. As for Lipinski, he has well out performed his draft stock, as the former fourth-round pick put up an impressive 66 points in 67 games, with 24 goals in that time playing alongside Honzek.

With the Flames and many of their fans now looking towards this summer and the future, these two could play a big part in that, with both Morin (D) and Lipinski (C) playing at major positions of need for the Flames. It's still very early however, but after impressive seasons in the QMJHL and the WHL respectively, they've shown that they could have the potential to be key NHLers one day, and now comes the next step in proving that.