Which Calgary Flames will be on the team when their rebuild ends?

Connor Zary, Calgary Flames
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C/LW Connor Zary

While Connor Zary has slotted in mostly as a winger this year alongside the duo of Nazem Kadri and Martin Pospisil, but as of late he has slid back into his natural spot down the middle, and simply put, that's where his future as a Flame lies. This summer or in the very near future, it's likely that the team will look to trade Nazem Kadri, and it's the skill, hockey IQ and production on a poor team in his rookie year that projects Zary to play either the third or second line center role in years to come.

At just 22-years of age, Zary will be entering his prime at 25 when the Flames new arena opens, and after tallying 12 goals and 18 assists in 58 games this season with a +12 differential, and while there's several prospects on the way, none of them quite project to be as good down the middle as Zary. A former first-round draft pick, the team have shown patience in his development, and now, it appears that the Saskatchewan native will play a huge role in the teams future, with his versatility making him even more valuable.