Calgary Flames Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

The Calgary Flames are an iconic professional ice hockey team based in the city of Calgary, Alberta. As members of the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division and Western Conference, they have been a formidable force since their inception in 1980. The Flames have experienced both success and heartbreak throughout their history with numerous division titles, playoff appearances, and even a Stanley Cup championship win back in 1989. Despite this triumph being over three decades ago now, fans remain passionate about watching some of today’s most talented players compete at the highest level on behalf of their beloved hometown team.

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1. Johnny Gaudreau

Left wing

Johnny Gaudreau Career

  • 2009–10: Team Comcast 18U AAA
  • 2009–10: Team Comcast 18U AAA
  • 2009–10: Gloucester Catholic High School
  • 2010–11: Dubuque Fighting Saints
  • 2011–12: Boston College
  • 2012–13: Boston College
  • 2013–14: Boston College
  • 2013–14: Calgary Flames

Johnny Gaudreau is a 29-year-old American forward who currently plays for the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round, 22nd overall of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

He then signed with Calgary as an unrestricted free agent in July 2014. In his rookie season (2014-15), Gaudreau set career highs in points (73) and assists (38). 

His 73 points were second highest ever to Jarome Iginla, while his 38 assists ranked third behind Patrick Kane and Phil Kessel.

The following season he improved on both numbers, scoring 94 points and assisting on 51 goals – good for fourth place all-time among rookies in both categories behind only. 

Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Mario Lemieux respectively; additionally he made his Stanley Cup playoff debut that year playing 11 games before being eliminated by Anaheim in the first round.

In 2016-17, Johnny continued where he left off from 2015-16 by setting new personal bests again with 97 points (41 goals + 62 assists) en route to being named runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP of the NHL playoffs after leading Calgary to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2004. 

Injury has been a common theme throughout much of Johnny's professional career - missing over 60% of regular season games due to injury three times including 65 contests during 2017–18 which led some pundits [to] question whether or not this would be his last hurrah. 

However, at age 30 there is still plenty of hockey left inside “Johnny Hockey” so fingers crossed.

Johnny Gaudreau was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 104th overall slot of the 2011 NHL Draft. The left winger has spent his entire professional career with the Flames, debuting in 2014-15. 

Johnny is a prolific scorer, having scored at least 20 goals four times and 40 or more once during his time in Calgary. 

He also racked up over 100 points twice, earning him both an Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP of the NHL's postseason competition. 

In April 2018, it was announced that Gaudreau had signed an eight-year contract extension with Calgary worth $49 million CAD (approximately £37 million GBP). 

Johnny is considered one of Canada’s most promising young players and holds dual citizenship with both Canada and the United States; he made his international debut for Team USA at age 19 against Denmark back in October 2013.

2. Jarome Iginla

Right winger

Jarome Iginla Career

  • 1993–94: Kamloops Blazers
  • 1994–95: Kamloops Blazers
  • 1995–96: Kamloops Blazers
  • 1995–96: Calgary Flames
  • 1996–97: Calgary Flames
  • 1997–98: Calgary Flames
  • 1998–99: Calgary Flames

Jarome Iginla was born in Edmonton, Alberta on July 1st, 1977. He played for the Calgary Flames from 1995-2008 and then moved onto the Pittsburgh Penguins for 3 seasons before joining the Boston Bruins in 2011.

Iginla has won a Stanley Cup with both Calgary and Pittsburgh and he also achieved further success with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013/14 season where they made it to the Finals but lost to Dallas Stars. 

In 2020, Jarome Iginla will be inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame after an illustrious career playing right wing for some of hockey's biggest clubs including Calgary, Pittsburgh, Boston and Colorado respectively.

Jarome Iginla is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars in his career.

He was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the 11th overall pick in the 1995 NHL Draft and made his debut with them during the 1996-97 season. 

In 2001, he was traded to Pittsburgh where he won two Stanley Cups before moving to Boston in 2003. He then joined Dallas ahead of the 2005-06 season and helped them win their first ever Stanley Cup that year.

In 2007, Iginla moved back to Calgary but failed to help them reach another Stanley Cup Finals appearance despite playing well for most of the campaign. 

He returned to Pittsburgh at the end of that season and won another cup there before retiring after 17 seasons as a pro player in 2017.

3. Matthew Tkachuk

Left wing

Matthew Tkachuk Career

  • NHL team: Florida Panthers
  • Former teams: Calgary Flames
  • NHL Draft: 6th overall, 2016
  • Calgary Flames

Matthew Tkachuk was born on December 11, 1997, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Tkachuk was drafted by the Flames with their first-round pick, seventh overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. 

He has also played for the Hamilton Bulldogs and London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before joining Calgary's AHL team, the Stockton Heat in the 2018-19 season after finishing his junior career with Team Canada at both worlds championships and world juniors tournaments over two years consecutively.

In 2019 he made his NHL debut playing five games for Calgary as a 19-year-old rookie scoring three goals including an overtime game-winner. 

Vancouver Canucks on November 22nd to help clinch a playoff berth for Calgary - becoming just the third player ever underage to play 10+ NHL games making him one of only four players to do so before turning 21 during playoffs age 20 or younger the others being Wayne Gretzky & Sidney Crosby.

Matthew Tkachuk was drafted sixth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft. He has spent most of his career with the Florida Panthers, but he has also played for the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins. 

Tkachuk is a right-wing who shoots left, and he has been described as an exciting player to watch due to his speed, skill set, and goal-scoring ability. As of early 2019, Matthew Tkachuk ranks fifth in all-time scoring among Canadian players in the NHL.

4. Elias Lindholm


Elias Lindholm Career

  • NHL team: Calgary Flames
  • Former teams: Brynäs IF
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • National team: Sweden
  • NHL Draft: 5th overall, 2013
  • Carolina Hurricanes

Elias Lindholm is a young, talented centre who was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013. He has been playing professionally since he was 18 years old and has amassed over 100 points in his career thus far.

Elias Lindholm is known for his blazing speed and playmaking ability which have helped him to become one of the top centres in the NHL. 

Elias Lindholm will be an important part of the Carolina Hurricanes future as he continues to develop his skills and make a name for himself on the ice.

Elias Lindholm is a skilled forward who has impressed at every level of hockey he's played. He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013 and has since made an impact on the NHL. 

Elias Lindholm is known for his speed and creative play, which makes him a valuable asset to any team. Elias Lindholm also possesses strong puck possession skills, making him difficult to defend against even when he isn't scoring goals.

Elias Lindholm will be playing with Brynäs IF until 2020-21, after which he will join the Calgary Flames for further development before returning to the NHL later in his career. 

As one of Sweden's most promising young forwards, it's only a matter of time before Elias Lindholm becomes an elite player in the NHL.

Also Played For: 2018–19 nhl season

5. Sean Monahan


Sean Monahan Career

  • 2011–12: Ottawa 67's
  • 2012–13: Ottawa 67's
  • 2013–14: Calgary Flames
  • 2014–15: Calgary Flames
  • 2015–16: Calgary Flames
  • 2016–17: Calgary Flames
  • 2017–18: Calgary Flames

Monahan was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the first round, seventh overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Monahan played junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's before being traded to Calgary in exchange for defenceman Dougie Hamilton.

Monahan made his professional debut with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL) on October 9, 2014. On January 14, 2015, Monahan recorded his first career hat-trick against goaltender Keith Kinkaid of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a 5–1 victory at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

He scored his second hat-trick as a Flame on December 28th against Jonathan Bernier and Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre – becoming justthefourth player in franchise history to score multiple hat tricks. 

Within one season and only the second teenager (19 years or younger)to do so since 1967-68 when Darryl Sittler did it for Edmonton Oilers under coach Glen Sather.

He also becamejustthethird the rookie ever to record two multi goal games within a single season and only the second teenager(19yearsoryounger).

Monahan finished runner up for Rookie of The Year honors behind Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov but was awarded an Art Ross Trophy as top scorer in league play with 36 goals and 53 assists over 79 regular season games.

Leading all rookies and ranking sixth amongst all players with at least 80 games played; he is also Calgary’s fourth leading. Jarome Iginla (621 points), Joe Nieuwendyk(513 points)and captain Mark Giordano(545 points). 

In addition to winning both the Ted Lindsay Awardas MVPofan exhibition game against Team Europe on August 6th 2016at Bell MTS Place Winnipeg after scoring four goals including three overtime winners during 7:08 minutes Of ice time.

He won the Lady Byng Memorial Awardadisciplinedplayerfor2015–16afteronly accumulatingsixpenaltyminutesover82gamesearlier that season despite playing more than 21 minutes per game on average through 82 contests.

This award is given “to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct combined with effective performance within their team. Said Brendan Shanahan "Seanmonahancame into pro hockey extremely prepared both.

Also Played For: ottawa 67's

6. Mikael Backlund


Mikael Backlund

Backlund was born in Västerås, Sweden and played junior hockey for Modo Hockey. He made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames in 2008-09 and has since become a mainstay on their roster.

Backlund is one of just six players to have scored at least 50 goals and added 150 assists in the NHL, along with Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Mario Lemieux and Joe Sakic.

In 2014-15 he won the Maurice Richard Trophy as most valuable player of the playoffs after scoring 11 goals and 19 assists over 23 games en route to winning Calgary's first Stanley Cup championship since 1988.

As well as being an accomplished scorer, Backlund is also known for his strong play away from the puck; he has won three Selke Awards (awarded to the best defensive forward) during his career. 

After reaching unrestricted free agency following the 2015-16 season, Backlund opted not to re-sign with Calgary but instead signed a five year contract extension with division rivals Dallas Stars worth $26 million CAD (24 million Euros).

7. Al MacInnis


Al MacInnis Career

  • 1990: Canada
  • 1991: Canada
  • 1998: Canada
  • 2002: Canada

Al MacInnis was a Norris Trophy-winning defenceman in the NHL. He was also a six-time All-Star and two time Stanley Cup champion with the Calgary Flames.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. MacInnis currently serves as an analyst for TSN's Calgary Flames coverage. Al MacInnis is married to former actress Shauna MacDonald and they have three children together: sons Charlie and Ryder (both actors) and daughter Bella Al MacInnis is a Hall of Fame defenseman who played for both the St.

Louis Blues and Calgary Flames in the NHL. He was part of Canada's gold medal-winning ice hockey team at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and he remains one of only three players to have represented his country in all six Olympic Games (along with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux). 

After retiring from playing, Al became an assistant coach with the Flames before being appointed head coach in 2003.

He held that position until he was fired midway through the 2006–07 season; afterward, he served as an ambassador for Hockey Canada until his retirement in 2013. 

Al MacInnis has been honored numerous times by various organizations, including induction into both the Canadian Hockey League Hall of Fame and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, as well as receiving several awards from tournament organizers such as The Memorial Cup (as captain of Edmonton Oiler) and The Legends Game (as captain of Team Canada).

Also Played For: st louis blues trade

8. Mark Giordano


Mark Giordano Career

  • NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Former teams: Calgary Flames
  • Dynamo Moscow
  • Seattle Kraken
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: Undrafted

Giordano is a veteran of the NHL, having played since 2002. He has been with the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2012 and has become one of their most important players.

Giordano is known for his solid defense and ability to contribute offensively as well. He was named an All-Star in 2013 and 2018, respectively, making him one of the best defenders in the league.

Giordano can also play on the penalty kill and score goals from time to time; he is not just a defender. His contract with Toronto expires at the end of the 2022-23 season, so there's still some football left in him.

Giordano often helps lead Canada during international competitions such as World Cups and Olympic Games where he excels both defensively and offensively (once scoring 7 goals in a single game). 

8 As we approach his 40th birthday it will be interesting to see how long he continues playing at an elite level - hopefully many more years.

9. Joel Otto


Joel Otto

Joel Otto is a 61-year-old American actor and director. He began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in supporting roles in films such as The Outsiders and WarGames.

In 1991, he starred in the psychological thriller film Shadow of the Vampire, which earned him widespread critical acclaim and made him an overnight sensation. His subsequent projects include leading roles in both successful sequels – 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula: Prince of Darkness and 1997's Van Helsing – as well as critically acclaimed indies like To Die For (1995) and Stranger Than Paradise (2000).

Otto has also directed several feature films over the course of his career, including 1993's A Few Good Men, 1996's Se7en, 2001's The House on Haunted Hill, 2010's Psycho II & 2013′s Poltergeist remake Poltergeist: Aftermath. 

In 2017 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for his critically acclaimed drama The Florida Project.

10. Joe Nieuwendyk


Joe Nieuwendyk Career

  • Calgary Flames
  • Dallas Stars
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Florida Panthers
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 27th overall, 1985
  • Calgary Flames

Joe Nieuwendyk was born in Oshawa, Ontario and played for the Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

Joe Nieuwendyk is one of only two players to score over 1,000 goals and capture a Stanley Cup championship (the other being Wayne Gretzky). 

Nicknamed "The Jet" due to his speed on the ice, he holds numerous NHL records including most career assists (1,834) and most points (2,887).

Injuries forced him to retire at age 36 after playing just 416 games over 10 seasons - an average of less than 60 per year. Joe Nieuwendyk was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the 27th overall pick in 1985. He played for Calgary, Florida and Dallas before retiring in 2006. 

Joe finished his playing career with a record of 611 goals and 1,040 assists for 1,651 points in 953 games.

In 2002 he won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars after scoring 16 goals during the playoffs including 5 game-winning goals. Joe is currently an executive vice president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.

Also Played For: dallas stars

11. Miikka Kiprusoff


Miikka Kiprusoff

Kiprusoff is a goaltender for the Calgary Flames and formerly played for TPS, AIK, and San Jose Sharks. Kiprusoff was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1997 with their first-round pick (6th overall).

He has been one of the best goaltenders in NHL history, amassing over 2200 regular season wins and 130 playoff appearances across all levels of competition. Kiprusoff led Finland to its only gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin where he posted a 1-0 record with a 0.98 goals against average and .953 save percentage in five games as starter.

On January 5th 2019, it was announced that Kiprusoff had retired from professional hockey after playing his 18th season in the NHL Miikka Kiprusoff was a goaltender for the Sharks from 1994 to 2013. He helped San Jose win two Stanley Cups in 2004 and 2011. 

Miikka Kiprusoff is considered one of the greatest goalies ever, earning numerous accolades including four Vezina trophies (the goalie of the year award), three Hart Memorial Trophies (the most prestigious individual hockey trophy) and two NHL All-Star Game MVPs.

In 2002, he led Finland to their first Olympic gold medal since 1936, becoming just the second player ever to lead his country to an Olympic championship game and a Stanley Cup Final appearance on the same day – joining Wayne Gretzky. 

Miikka Kiprusoff played in seven World Championships with Finland, appearing in five finals (winning twice). He also won silver medals at both the 1998 Olympics and 2006 World Championship as well as bronze at both 2003 and 2007 Worlds tournaments. 

After leaving San Jose following their victory over Boston in Game 7 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, it was announced that Miikka had been diagnosed with testicular cancer which required surgery followed by chemotherapy treatment - making him one of the very few athletes who has publicly spoken about overcoming cancer while still playing professional sports.

12. Robyn Regehr

Robyn Regehr

Robyn Regehr is a professional ice hockey defenseman who has played for the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. At 6'3" and 225 pounds, Regehr is considered a large defenseman by NHL standards.

Robyn Regehr was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. In his 10-year career, he has accrued over 500 points (204 goals and 372 assists) in 714 games played with Anaheim, Edmonton and Calgary respectively.

He won two Stanley Cups as part of the 2006–07 Edmonton Oilers team that defeated Detroit Red Wings in seven games and 2007–08 Calgary Flames team that defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games to win their third Cup Championship title ever.

On September 20th, 2016 it was announced that after 8 seasons with the Calgary Flames, Regehr would be moving on from his contract at the season's end to pursue other opportunities outside of Hockey.

His final game for the Flames occurred on March 17th against Vancouver where he recorded an assist on Sean Monahan’s overtime winner which clinched first place in Pacific Division for Calgary. Becoming only player all time to play 1000+ regular season games with 3 different teams.

13. Theoren Fleury

Theoren Fleury

Theoren Fleury was drafted in the 167th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1987 NHL Draft. Fleury played for five teams in his career, most notably with the Flames and Tappara.

He retired from professional hockey after playing two seasons with HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA). In 2002, Fleury was inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Currently, Theoren is an analyst for Champions Television Network covering games throughout Europe including Russia and Finland as well as Canada West university action across North America on NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey broadcasts on Fox Sports Net Pac-12 Networks.

Theoren Fleury was a star player for the Calgary Flames from 1988 to 2006. He won three Stanley Cups with the team, and also represented Canada at several international tournaments. Fleury was born in Montreal, Quebec on February 17, 1975. 

He played his first professional hockey game with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1995-96 before joining the Calgary Flames two years later.

Fleury scored over 1,000 career points and is sixth all-time in NHL scoring among defensemen (1,728 points). He retired after playing his final game with the Vancouver Canucks in 2006-07 season. 

After retirement from hockey, Theoren started working as an analyst for Rogers Sportsnet TV network where he currently works part-time during regular NHL seasons while continuing to work full time as a sports journalist for radio station Q107 FM.

In addition to his broadcasting duties, Theoren has also written two books -- one about his life and one about ice hockey history -- and is actively involved in charity work through organizations such as Stampede Youth Hockey Foundation.

14. Doug Gilmour


Doug Gilmour Career

  • 1981: Canada
  • 1987: Canada
  • 1990: Canada
  • 1982–83: Cornwall Royals
  • 1983–84: St. Louis Blues
  • 1984–85: St. Louis Blues

Doug Gilmour was a prolific scorer in the NHL, amassing over 1,000 points during his career. He is most famous for his time with the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames, where he helped lead those teams to Stanley Cup championships.

After retiring from playing hockey, Gilmour became an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being named head coach of the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in Switzerland in 2016.

Gilmour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011 after receiving widespread recognition for his play throughout his career.

Doug Gilmour is a former NHL player who played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, and St. Louis Blues between 1983 and 2003. Doug Gilmour was born on December 4th, 1962 in London, Ontario. 

After playing junior hockey with the London Knights of the OHL from 1978 to 1980, Gilmour joined the University of Michigan where he helped lead his team to two NCAA championships in 1985 and 1986.

In 1981-1982 season, Gilmour made his professional debut with the Atlanta Flames before joining Chicago later that year as an undrafted free agent goaltender prospect. 

He would eventually play 821 games over thirteen seasons with Chicago (1983-1993), Montreal (1994-2001) and St Louis (2002-2003). 

As one of only six players ever to record at least 1,000 points in both The Stanley Cup playoffs and regular season while playing for different teams (1st: Jaromir Jagr; 2nd: Wayne Gretzky), Doug Gilmour is considered one of hockey's all time greats.

15. Jacob Markström


Jacob Markström

Jacob Markström is a goaltender who has played for the Calgary Flames in the NHL. He was drafted by the Flames in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his professional debut with HC Gävleborg of Sweden's HockeyElit league in 2007-08, posting a record of 10-8-4 with two shutouts and a 2.21 goals against average (GAA).

In 2009-10 he posted an 18-5-1 record with one shutout and a 1.96 GAA playing for HV71 of Sweden's Elitserien League; this led to him being named to the league's All Star Team and selection as its MVP runner up.

The following season he won back to back Swedish Championships, helping HV71 reach their first ever Champions League Final where they lost 4–0 to Timrå IK.

In 2014 he signed as starting goalie with Manchester Monarchs of American Hockey League (AHL) on 29 July 2014 but failed to prevent any losses until 27 October when both teams met again resulting in shootout loss 3–2 at Stockton Arena.

Markstrom had four consecutive starts without allowing goals from 12 September – 16 October before giving up three goals against Utica Comets on the 22nd game day

Markstrom finished the regular AHL season having started all 41 games conceding only 72 goals for a 0,911 save percentage which placed him fourth among AHL goaltenders behind Connor Hellebuyck( Hershey Bears / Winnipeg Jets ).

Keith Kinkaid( Albany Devils )and Mike McKenna( Springfield Falcons ). On 15 May 2015 it was announced that Jacob Markström had been recalled by Calgary Flames from Manchester Monarchs during their playoff chase due not only play.

Some important minutes down stretch but also mentor Karri Ramo after Ramo suffered a concussion late January while playing for Dallas Stars during game 6 Texas Stars series winning 5–1 at Cedar Park Center.

On 24 May 2015 Jacob Markström recorded his first career NHL win stopping 33 shots including 21 over final 20:00 minutes en route defeating Carolina Hurricanes 3–2 at PNC Arena.

With 44 wins out 57 starts since joining NHL club, Jacob Markstrom became second Calgarian-born goaltender (behind Joni Pitkanen) and 17th European player overall elected captain by team management before start new season vs Colorado Avalanche on 25 October 2016.

16. Craig Conroy


Craig Conroy

Craig Conroy is a veteran center who has played in the NHL for over 20 years. He was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Conroy has spent his entire career with Calgary, playing 563 regular season games and scoring 119 goals and 185 assists for 314 points. In 2008, he helped lead Calgary to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1971.

Craig Conroy retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2009-10 season, after spending two seasons playing in Russia’s KHL (formerly known as Russian Super League). 

Craig currently works as an assistant coach with HC Davos of Switzerland’s National League A Division 1 league where he led them to back-to-back championships in 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons Craig Conroy was drafted 123rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1990 NHL Draft.

Craig played for five different teams during his career, including the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings and United States National Team. Craig retired after playing with the Ottawa Senators in 2011-12 season. 

Craig is a two time winner of the Stanley Cup as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 2002 and 2007 and as part of the Ottawa Senators in 2013.

17. Alex Tanguay

Left wing

Alex Tanguay

Alex Tanguay is a left wing who was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, and Nashville Predators during his career.

In 2014 he signed with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent. Tanguay has represented Canada at both junior and international levels, winning a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 1999 and silver medals at both world championships in 2004 and 2006.

Alex Tanguay is an avid golfer who has won several tournaments including The Master's Tournament in 2003 and The PGA Championship in 2007. On July 1st 2018 he announced his retirement from professional hockey after 18 seasons playing professionally Alex Tanguay was drafted 12th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Draft.

He played for HC Lugano, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes before retiring in 2016. Alex is currently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. 

Alex has scored over 500 goals and 1,000 points during his playing career which speaks volumes about his talent as a player. He is remembered as one of the most skilled players to ever play in the NHL and will always be considered one of its all-time greats.

18. Phil Housley

Phil Housley Career

  • 1980–81: St. Paul Vulcans
  • 1981–82: South Saint Paul
  • 1982–83: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1983–84: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1984–85: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1985–86: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1986–87: Buffalo Sabres

Phil Housley played over 1,000 NHL games and was a four-time Stanley Cup Champion. He first joined the Buffalo Sabres in 1988 as an undrafted free agent and went on to play for them until 1997.

In 1998, he moved to Winnipeg where he spent five seasons before joining the St. Louis Blues in 2003. Housley then had two stints with the Calgary Flames before rejoining the Devils in 2006 for his final season playing in North America.

After retiring from professional hockey, Phil became an analyst with TSN and CBS Sports while also working as a color commentator for select AHL or ECHL matches. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015 after being nominated by former teammate Paul Kariya.

Phil Housley played for the Buffalo Sabres from 1982-2003. He was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 1992 and 1993, as well as a three-time All-Star. 

In 1996, he helped lead Team USA to their first ever World Cup victory and gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City that year.

After retiring as a player, he served as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2003 until being fired in 2013 after posting an 82-183 record over five seasons. 

Phil is now an analyst on NBC Sports Network where he provides commentary during games and continues to support his country through various charitable endeavors.

Also Played For: winnipeg jets, stanley cup

19. Michael Cammalleri


Michael Cammalleri

Michael Cammalleri is a left wing who plays for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

During his career, he has played with the Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Devils. In 2014, he won a Stanley Cup with the Devils. He has been married to Lori since 2003 and they have three children: Aiden (born 2006), Harper (2007) and Rowan (2010).

Michael Cammalleri is a veteran forward who has played in the NHL for 14 seasons. He has spent time with the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, and New Jersey Devils. Cammalleri was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2001 and made his debut with them that same year.

In 2002 he joined the Calgary Flames where he enjoyed some success before being traded to Montreal in 2006. After three seasons with Montreal, Cammalleri was dealt to New Jersey where he became an integral part of their team until they were eliminated from playoff contention at the end of 2009-10 season.

The Edmonton Oilers acquired him midway through 2010-11 season and he flourished under new head coach Todd McLellan until being traded back to the Devils at the trade deadline of 2017-18 season as part of a package headed to Nashville Predators.

20. Andrew Mangiapane

Left wing

Andrew Mangiapane

Andrew Mangiapane was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 111 points in 66 games as a rookie.

In 2017-18, he scored 36 goals and added 57 assists for 103 points in 70 games with Kitchener. The Bruins assigned him to their AHL affiliate, Providence Bruins, where he recorded 15 goals and 33 assists in 58 games before being called up to Boston on January 5th, 2019.

Mangiapane has appeared in six NHL games this season (all starts), recording one goal and two assists while averaging 14:24 minutes per game ice time. Mangiapane was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 166th overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Mangiapane has played for Canada at various youth levels and made his debut with their senior team in 2016.

Mangiapane is an offensive forward who has been a key part of Calgary's success this season, tallying 21 points (7 goals and 14 assists) in 31 games played. 

Mangiapane is expected to continue playing with the Flames into next year as they look to make another run at playoffs and contention for Stanley Cup championship.

21. Kristian Huselius

Kristian Huselius

Huselius began his career playing for Färjestad BK in Sweden. He signed with the Calgary Flames as a free agent in 2007 and played two seasons with them before being traded to Nashville Predators.

Huselius has also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks over the course of his NHL career. 

In 2018 he announced his retirement from professional hockey following a season with HC Davos in Switzerland's top league National League A (NLA).

Huselius is known for his speed and shooting ability which have made him one of the most successful left-wingers in NHL history. 

Kristian Huselius began his career with Frölunda HC in 1996. He would go on to play for SC Rapperswil-Jona, Linköpings HC, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets over the course of 12 seasons.

Kristian Huselius was drafted by Florida Panthers in the 47th overall pick of the 1997 NHL Draft. In 2012 he retired from professional hockey after playing with AIK Hockey in Sweden's top league during the 2011–12 season. 

Kristian Huselius was a two-time All-Star (2004, 2006) and won a silver medal at the 2002 World Championships as part of Team Sweden's roster that included current Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek among its players.

After retiring from professional hockey, Kristian Huselius has since become an analyst for Swedish television network TV6 Sporten where he covers both ice hockey and football matches.

22. Daymond Langkow


Daymond Langkow

Langkow was drafted in the 3rd round, 83rd overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Langkow played his first professional season with the Flames' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Stampeders, where he registered 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points over 68 games.

He made his NHL debut during the 1996-97 season and recorded six goals and 11 assists for 17 points over 73 games. In 1997-98, Langkow established career highs in both goals (25) and assists (38) while playing a full 82 game schedule for Calgary. 

The following year he had another solid campaign with 22 goals and 41 assists for 63 points as well as being named to participate in Canada's World Cup of Hockey squad that won gold medal at that tournament defeating Russia 4-0 in overtime in what has been called one of hockey's greatest ever comebacks.

In 2001-02, Langkow led all players on Team Canada with five-goal medals including a silver medal performance at the 2002 Olympics when he scored two shootout winners against Finland en route to helping Canada win their third straight Olympic gold medal.

Langkow signed an 8 year contract extension with Calgary on July 5th 2012 which will keep him a Flame through 2020-21 seasons a deal worth $44 million.

23. Noah Hanifin


Noah Hanifin Career

  • 2010–11: Saint Sebastian's School
  • 2011–12: Saint Sebastian's School
  • 2012–13: Saint Sebastian's School
  • 2013–14: U.S. NTDP Juniors
  • 2013–14: U.S. NTDP U17
  • 2013–14: U.S. NTDP U18

Noah Hanifin is a young defenseman who was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 Hanifin has already had an impressive career, playing for Boston University where he won two NCAA championships and led his team to back-to-back appearances in the Frozen Four.

He then joined Carolina's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, where he played 39 games and recorded nine points (three goals and six assists). 

In 2017–18, Hannifin made his NHL debut with Carolina during their season opener against Washington Capitals scoring an assist on Jordan Staal’s goal in a 4–1 victory.

After missing three games due to injury, Hannifin started to cement himself as one of Carolina’s top defenders playing 36 games recording seven goals and 32 assists for 41 points.

Which placed him third amongst all defensemen behind only John Klingberg and Seth Jones in terms of total points scored this season. 

The 21 year old will look to continue his development next season while also helping lead the Canes back into Stanley Cup contention.

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24. Dillon Dubé


Dillon Dubé

Dillon Dubé is a 24-year-old Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks between 2015 and 2018.

Dillon Dubé was drafted 78th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In his rookie season with Montreal, he scored 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 54 games played as a center.

His second season saw him score 16 goals and 36 assists for 52 points in 82 games played as a forward for the Habs before being traded to Calgary at the trade deadline of 2018. 

Where he finished up playing 2 seasons with them recording 45 points total including 25 goals during that time frame before being traded to Vancouver midway through 2019. Where he has continued his scoring form recording 37 points from 29 games so far this year helping them make it into playoffs.

25. Christopher Tanev


Christopher Tanev

Christopher Tanev is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). After playing junior hockey for the Sault Ste.

Marie Greyhounds, he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2006, but never played for them because of various injuries. 

He then signed as an unrestricted free agent with Vancouver in 2011 and has since won two Stanley Cups with them (2013, 2015), being named captain of both occasions.

Injuries have often dogged Tanev during his career; however, he has shown flashes of brilliance when healthy which makes him a valuable member of any team. 

As well as his NHL commitments, Tanev also plays for HC Sochi in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) where he has led them to their first ever championship title in 2017-18 season.

26. Dion Phaneuf


Dion Phaneuf Career

  • Calgary Flames
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 9th overall, 2003
  • Calgary Flames

Dion Phaneuf is a veteran defenceman who has played for Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings. Dion was drafted by the Flames in the first round (7th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He spent four seasons with them before being traded to the Maple Leafs in 2007. In his seven seasons with the Maple Leafs, he won two Stanley Cups (2008-09 & 2011-12). He also appeared in five Finals appearances, winning one (2012-13).

On July 1st, 2013 Dion signed a six year contract extension with Toronto worth $34 million ($10 million AAV). The deal made him an unrestricted free agent at season's end and he decided to sign with Ottawa instead on July 1st 2014. 

With Ottawa Dion reached his fourth Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2017 and again lost to Chicago Blackhawks.

Also Played For: 2014–15 nhl season

27. Derek Morris

Derek Morris

Morris was drafted in the 3rd round, 84th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 1998. He played parts of six seasons with the team before being traded to Pittsburgh for a fourth-round pick in 2007.

Morris then spent two years with Buffalo before signing with Vancouver as a free agent at the end of 2009. Morris has played over 1000 games in his career and has registered 135 goals, 264 assists, and 472 penalty minutes.

He won a Stanley Cup championship with Pittsburgh in 2008 and another title with Vancouver in 2011. Morris is currently playing for Arizona where he is captain of their defence corps; he also served as an assistant coach on Jason Botchford's staff during the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Western Conference Finals.

Derek Morris was born August 24 1978which makes him 54 years old this year.

28. Rasmus Andersson


Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson was born on October 27, 1996 in Malmö, Sweden. He is a 6-foot-1 inch tall forward who weighs approximately 214 pounds. 

Andersson has played for the Calgary Flames and Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) during his career up to this point in time.

In 2017, he signed with HV71 of the Swedish Elitserien (SEL). On April 4th, 2019, Rasmus scored his first goal as a member of HV71 against Skellefteå AIK in an Elitserien game which ended in a 2-1 victory for HV71; it was also announced at that time that he had been named captain of the team for 2019–20 season onwards.

Rasmus is considered one of Sweden’s most promising young hockey players and could potentially have a long NHL career ahead if he continues to develop at his current rate Rasmus Andersson is a Swedish defenceman who has played in the NHL for the Calgary Flames. 

He was drafted 53rd overall by the Flames in 2015 and has since established himself as one of their top defenders.

His strong play with Malmö Redhawks saw him win Sweden's Elite League championship in 2017-18 season. Rasmus Andersson will be representing his country at the 2018 Winter Olympics where he will look to add another medal to his collection.

29. Milan Lucic

Left wing

Milan Lucic Career

  • 2004–05: Coquitlam Express
  • 2004–05: Vancouver Giants
  • 2005–06: Vancouver Giants
  • 2006–07: Vancouver Giants
  • 2007–08: Boston Bruins
  • 2008–09: Boston Bruins
  • 2009–10: Boston Bruins

Milan Lucic is a talented left winger who has spent his entire career with the Calgary Flames. He was drafted by the Flames in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and has since become one of their most important players.

Lucic is known for his physical play and lethal shot, which makes him a dangerous player on offence. He has won multiple awards over the course of his career, including being named to both the All-Star team and the Stanley Cup champion in 2017.

In 2019, he signed a five-year contract extension with Calgary that will keep him with the team until 2023 Milan Lucic is a talented left winger who has played in the NHL for six years. 

Milan Lucic was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2006 and has spent most of his career with them.

In 2007, he led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1972 and became one of the most popular players on the team.

He continued his success with Boston in 2010, 2012, and 2014 before moving to Edmonton in 2017 where he has been an important part of their lineup ever since. 

Milan Lucic is known for being strong on the puck and having a powerful shot that can score goals at any time.

He also plays a physical game which often results in penalties being called against him; but he never backs down from a challenge. 

Milan Lucic will be 36 years old when his playing career comes to an end; but he continues to perform at a high level both on and off the ice, making him one of the best players currently playing in hockey.

30. Jonathan Huberdeau

Left wing

Jonathan Huberdeau Career

  • NHL team: Calgary Flames
  • Former teams: Florida Panthers
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 3rd overall, 2011
  • Florida Panthers

Huberdeau was drafted 5th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. 

Huberdeau has spent his entire career with the Panthers, appearing in 562 games and scoring 267 goals and 317 assists for 580 points.

Huberdeau won a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships as part of Canada's under-20 team. 

In addition to hockey, Huberdeau is also an accomplished golfer who has competed on tour since he was 15 years old. 

He finished 9th at The Master's Tournament in 2018 and 2nd at The PGA Championship in 2019.

On March 10, 2019, it was announced that Huberdeau had signed an 8-year contract extension with the Panthers through 2024-25 worth $49 million dollars (AAP). 

A versatile player who can play any forward position well, Huberdeau is seen as one of the key pillars of the Panther’s future success both on and off ice Jonathan Huberdeau was drafted 3rd overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Huberdeau has spent his entire playing career with the Panthers and has been a key player on their teams since 2013. He is known for his scoring ability, having scored over 100 goals in his career so far. 

Huberdeau also plays an important role on the team defensively, being able to block shots and clear the front of the net. His contract expires at the end of next season, meaning that he will likely be looking for a new team in order to continue playing professionally.

31. Adam Ružička


Adam Ružička Career

  • NHL team: Calgary Flames
  • NHL Draft: 109th overall, 2017
  • Calgary Flames
  • Playing career: 2019–present

Adam Ružička is a Slovak professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. At just 23 years old, Adam has already amassed an impressive record of 8 wins and 1 loss.

Adam's style revolves around utilizing his quick feet and unorthodox striking to take opponents down or out of their comfort zone. He plans on continuing to develop his skills while competing under the UFC banner.

In addition to Mixed Martial Arts, Adam is also a competitive boxer and wrestler at amateur level, which gives him some unique tactical advantages in MMA competition Adam Ružička is a left-handed defenceman playing for the Calgary Flames in the NHL.

He was drafted by them 109th overall in 2017 and has since made an impact with his play on the ice. Ružička originally hails from Slovakia, but he has played previously in Austria and Sweden before making it to North America. 

His main strengths lie on his defensive side of the game; he's very reliable at blocking shots and clearing rebounds out of danger, which makes him invaluable for a team looking to defend their net consistently.

Ružička also possesses good agility and speed when moving around the ice, allowing him to join up with teammates quickly or break away from opponents if needed. 

He is not one for putting up huge numbers offensively but does contribute positively both defensively and creatively off of the puck - something that teams value highly in today's NHL game. 

Given his age (20 years old as of 2019), there is still lots of potential for growth within Adam Ru.

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32. Connor Mackey


Connor Mackey

Connor Mackey is a 26-year-old American professional football player who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).

Connor Mackey originally played college football at Illinois as a defensive end before being drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.

In his rookie season, he was named to both The Associated Press All-Pro First Team and Pro Football Focus' All-Rookie Second Team. He has also been selected to participate in multiple Pro Bowls and recorded over 100 tackles during each of his first two seasons with KC.

Connor Mackey is married to former Miss Illinois USA 2017, McKenzie Westmoreland, with whom he has one son together; they are expecting their second child in 2019. Outside of football, Connor Mackey enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing video games and watching sports events on TV.

33. Brett Ritchie

Right winger

Brett Ritchie

Brett Ritchie was born in Orangeville, Ontario on July 1, 1993. He is a forward who played with the Texas Stars of the AHL from 2014-2016. In 2016 he signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins and made his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets later that season.

Brett has been playing for Team Canada at various international tournaments since 2013 and won silver medals at both World Juniors (2013) and World Championships (2015). On March 3rd, 2018 he scored his first career NHL goal in a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Brett is currently contracted to play with Pittsburgh through 2020 and will likely be looking to challenge for an ice time increase next year as he continues to develop into an elite player in the league Brett Ritchie is a right wing who shoots right. 

He played for Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, and Boston Bruins in the NHL before being drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft.

In 2013-14 he scored 34 goals and 57 points in 82 games for Texas of the AHL after failing to make an impact with Dallas that year. 

After another disappointing season with Texas in 2014-15 (13 goals and 29 points) Brett was traded to Anaheim Ducks where he has had much more success, scoring 21 goals and 45 points through 73 games this season so far. 

Brett's style of play is fast-paced; he likes to run into traffic and get involved physically on offense as well as provide support defensively off the ice - his physicality definitely stands out at 5'11" 190 lbs.

With 43 assists for 88 total points over four seasons it seems like Brett has learned how to use his size effectively both offensively and defensively while also improving his shot accuracy which will help him continue developing into a top player in years ahead.

34. Blake Coleman


Blake Coleman

Blake Coleman is a left winger for the Miami Heat. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 2012, but traded to Miami just before the season began. In 2013 he made his debut with Miami and scored 12 points in a game against Charlotte.

His best year statistically came in 2016 when he averaged 14 points per game and 6 rebounds per game on 44% shooting from the field and 33% from three-point range. 

He signed with Atlanta Hawks as a free agent in 2018, but was released after one season Blake Coleman is a left-handed shooter who played for the Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, and Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL.

He was drafted by the NJ Devils in the 75th overall spot in the 2011 NHL Draft. After playing three seasons with New Jersey, he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent on July 1st of 2017. 

Blake's playing career has spanned just over four years thus far and he has yet to disappoint when it comes to scoring goals or putting up points while on the ice. 

So far this season with Tampa Bay, Blake has recorded eight goals and 12 assists through 42 games played - good enough for an eighth place amongst all players currently active in the NHL.

Personally speaking, I'm excited to see what else Blake can bring to both his team and himself moving forward during his time spent playing hockey at such an elite level.

35. Nazem Kadri


Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri is a highly skilled and prolific centre who has been one of the top players in the AHL for several years. He made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008-09, and was quickly given an important role on the team.

In 2013-14, he had a career year with 27 goals and 63 points, helping lead Toronto to their first playoff appearance since 2004. The following season saw Kadri continue his strong play by scoring 34 goals and 94 points in just 78 games played.

In 2017-18, Kadri signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators where he continued to produce at a high level; recording 40 goals and 102 points in just 119 games played over two seasons there before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings this past offseason.

Kadri is considered one of Canada's most talented up-and-coming hockey stars, having represented his country at both junior levels (Olympic gold medalist) as well as international competition (World Championships silver medalist). 

He is also known for his hard work ethic off the ice - often spending extra time after practices working on conditioning drills or practicing penalty shots alone.

36. Nikita Zadorov


Nikita Zadorov

Nikita Zadorov was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 19th overall of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey with CSKA Moscow and made his professional debut with their Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) team in 2014-15.

In 2016-17, he had a breakout season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and helped them to win the Stanley Cup championship. The following year, he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings and enjoyed another successful campaign, finishing third in Norris Trophy voting behind Carey Price of Montreal Canadiens and Brent Burns of San Jose Sharks.

He is currently playing for Russia at both international level (2018 World Juniors Championships) and club level (Buffalo Sabres). Nikita Zadorov is a Russian defenseman currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. 

He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2013 with their 16th overall pick and has spent most of his career there up to this point.

Zadorov played college hockey at Boston University where he helped lead them to an NCAA Championship in his freshman year, after which they were runners-up in his sophomore year before winning it all as a junior. 

After graduation from BU, he signed with Calgary Flames but only played 3 games for them before being traded to Buffalo Sabres during the 2014–15 season.

Since then, he's become one of their key players on defense and has had some great success both domestically and internationally thus far in his career, including representing Russia at several international tournaments such as World Juniors and World Championships over the past two years alone. 

In addition to playing professional ice hockey, Nikita also competes regularly in figure skating competitions – something that started when he was just 5 years old.

37. Tyler Toffoli

Right winger

Tyler Toffoli Career

  • NHL team : Calgary Flames
  • Former teams : Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens
  • NHL Draft : 47th overall, 2010, Los Angeles Kings, 
  • Playing career : 2011–present

Tyler Toffoli was born in Scarborough, Ontario and played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2011 and made his NHL debut that same year.

In 2013-14 he had a breakout season, scoring 27 goals and 54 points in 72 games. The following year he repeated as goal scorer (33) and point producer (71), helping lead the Kings to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1967.

For 2018-19 Toffoli signed a six-year contract extension with Lassie worth an estimated $42 million US dollars ($664k per game). 

He is known for his speed, passing skills, and strong shooting ability from both wings or at center ice – which has led him to be called "the best pure shooter I've ever seen." His wife Chiara gave birth to their daughter Mia on October 25th 2019; Tyler's second child together.

Also Played For: 2020–21 nhl season, manchester monarchs

38. Joe Mullen

Joe Mullen Career

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Calgary Flames
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Boston Bruins
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1979–1997

Joe Mullen was a forward who played in the NHL for 17 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Boston Bruins, where he won two Stanley Cups. Mullen also played for the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, winning another Stanley Cup with Philadelphia in 1999.

After retirement from playing hockey, Mullen became a scout and consultant with teams around the league. He has been inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and United States Hockey Hall of Fame. 

In 2007, Mullen was named assistant coach of the UMass Minutemen men's ice hockey team after serving as an assistant coach at Boston University under Jack Parker from 2002 to 2006.

On July 5th, 2016 Joe Mullen was announced as head coach of HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia’s top division 1st League Joe Mullen was a prolific scorer in the NHL, netting over 500 goals and 1,000 points in his career. 

Joe Mullen also played for Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins before retiring in 1997. Joe Mullen was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of the United States national team.

Joe Mullen is currently an executive vice president with the National Hockey League (NHL) Players' Association (NHLPA).

Also Played For: pittsburgh penguins

39. Kent Nilsson

Kent Nilsson

Kent Nilsson was born on August 31, 1956 in Nynäshamn, Sweden. He played for Djurgårdens IF before moving to AIK and then to the Winnipeg Jets, Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames and Minnesota North Stars.

Kent retired from hockey in 1999 after playing with the Jets and Flames. In 1997-98 he won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. Kent currently resides in Sweden and is involved in various charity work Kent Nilsson was born in Edmonton, Alberta on January 24th, 1966.

He played his junior hockey with the HC Bolzano club of Italy before coming over to play for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL in 1986-87. 

Nilsson would be a key player for the Oilers during their playoff runs throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, appearing in four Stanley Cup Finals (1988-89, 1989-90, 1993-94 & 1997-98).

After spending 1998–1999 with Toronto Toros of the WHA as a free agent signing, he retired from playing at age 35 after posting totals of 535 points (214 goals & 306 assists) in 919 career games. 

Kent Nilson currently works as an assistant coach with EHC Kloten of Switzerland's National League A division.

40. Jim Peplinski

Jim Peplinski

Jim Peplinski is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers. He was also a member of Team Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

After retiring from playing, Jim became an assistant coach with both the Flyers and Islanders organizations before being named head coach of the Portland Pirates in 2007. 

On November 1st, 2013 it was announced that Jim would be joining Hockey Canada as their Vice President of Player Development overseeing all aspects of player development including coaching clinics, evaluation camps and international tournaments.

In October 2014 it was announced that he had been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which led to him stepping down from his position with Hockey Canada effective immediately.

41. Trevor Lewis


Trevor Lewis

Trevor Lewis is a 36-year old centre who has played in the NHL for the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Manchester Monarchs. He attended Brigham Young University where he was a two-time All American and helped lead his team to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007.

Lewis then signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and made his debut that same season. In 2011, he was traded to the Kings along with Tyler Seguin for Jeff Carter and Joe Pavelski, helping them reach their first Stanley Cup Final since 2002. 

The following year, Lewis scored 19 goals as part of L .A.'s run to their second championship title in three seasons – becoming just the third player (after Wayne Gretzky & Mike Bossy) ever to score at least 20 goals in consecutive playoff campaigns on route to lifting Lord Stanley's Cup twice within four years span.

After five more seasons with LA (winning another Stanley Cup), Lewis left as an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2017–18 season to sign with Manchester Monarchs of AHL Division 1 Hockey League – scoring 12 times en route tot eh Kelly Cup final victory over Hershey Bears.

42. Håkan Loob

Håkan Loob

Håkan Loob is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Loob made his NHL debut with Montreal on October 8, 1981 against Buffalo Sabres and recorded his first point two minutes into play when he assisted on a goal by Jocelyn Thibault.

In 1985-86 season, he won Stanley Cup with Montreal as they defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 3 in final series. After spending six seasons with the Canadiens, Loob was traded to Toronto Maple Leafs during 1987-88 season.

Where he spent three more seasons before being traded again to Dallas Stars midway through 1990-91 campaign where he finished out his career playing one last year with that team before retiring at end of 1991–92 season.

Håkan has also represented Sweden internationally at several tournaments including World Championships Division I (1981), II (1983) and III (1987). 

He captained Sweden at World Championship Division I tournament in 1981 which they reached the semi-finals but lost to Czechoslovakia 2 games to 1 after taking lead twice only for them to come back from down both times ultimately losing 5th place finish medal game 6 goals shootout after regulation time ended without any score due to heavy snowfall and no resumption possible thereafter.

Loob currently serves as senior advisor for hockey operations for Djurgårdens IF of Elitserien – Sweden's top professional league – having previously held similar roles with Skelleftea AIK of Allsvenskan between 2007 and 2010 as well as Brynäs IF between 2006 and 2008. 

Håkan Löb began playing organized ice hockey aged 10 years old while living outside Stockholm because there wasn't enough room inside an indoor rink near Slite - then part of Östergötland County municipality - so all players had their own small rink outdoors during winter months together until spring arrived when everyone moved indoors once more.

It didn't matter if you were good or bad," laughs Löb about those early days practicing together regardless of ability since it helped develop teamwork skills that would serve him well later on." Indeed, despite growing up mainly skating alongside other children somewhat better than himself; often picking.

43. Gary Suter

Gary Suter

Gary Suter was born on June 24, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a defenseman and played for the Minnesota North Stars and Nashville Predators before retiring in 2016.

Gary Suter won the Stanley Cup with the North Stars in 1999 and 2004. He has also been named to six All-Star teams and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.

Gary Suter currently works as an analyst for NBC Sports Network Gary Suter was a defenseman for the Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks over his 17-year NHL career.

He was a key player on all three teams and helped them to win multiple championships. Gary Suter is one of only four players in history to have won an MVP award, a Norris Trophy and an Art Ross trophy (the highest honour awarded to a hockey player).

In 2002, he retired from playing due to injuries sustained during the playoffs that year. After retirement, he served as assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild before becoming head coach in 2013. 

Gary Suter has been involved with numerous charitable causes throughout his life and is currently ambassador for Special Olympics Canada.

44. MacKenzie Weegar


MacKenzie Weegar Career

  • NHL team: Calgary Flames
  • Former teams: Florida Panthers
  • NHL Draft: 206th overall, 2013
  • Florida Panthers
  • Playing career: 2014–present

MacKenzie Weegar is a 29-year-old right fielder for the Portland Pirates in the American Association. 

She was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth round of the 2012 WNBA Draft, but did not sign with them and instead played college basketball at Notre Dame.

Weegar made her professional baseball debut in 2015 with the Gulf Coast League's Dunedin Blue Jays before being promoted to double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats later that year. 

In 2016, she was traded to Portland as part of a three team blockbuster deal which also involved Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

In 2017, Weegar set career highs in batting average (.291), home runs (14), RBIs (57) and total bases (187). On July 25th, 2018, Weegar hit her first major league home run off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Davies. It gave Portland an 8–7 lead in their game at Miller Park. 

The next day she again hit another homerun giving her 2 homers on opening night against Indianapolis Indians.

Also Played For: florida panthers

45. Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts Career

  • 1983–84: Ottawa 67's
  • 1984–85: Ottawa 67's
  • 1984–85: Moncton Golden Flames
  • 1985–86: Ottawa 67's
  • 1985–86: Guelph Platers
  • 1986–87: Moncton Golden Flames
  • 1986–87: Calgary Flames
  • 1987–88: Calgary Flames
  • 1988–89: Calgary Flames

Gary Roberts is a left wing who played for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1989 to 2003. He recorded 603 points in 1,035 games and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Gary Roberts began his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded to Tampa Bay in 1989. Over his thirteen-year NHL career, he scored 715 goals and added 548 assists for 1,305 points.

Roberts has had a successful international career as well; he won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1995 and competed at two Winter Olympics (2002 and 2006). After retiring from hockey, Roberts became an executive with Real Sports Productions Ltd., where he currently works as president/CEO.

In this role, he oversees all aspects of production for Real Sports documentaries including HBO's 24/7 series about Nascar racing among others. 

GaryRoberts resides in Florida with his wife Kara and their four children: daughters Emma (born 2000) and Madison (born 2002), son Aidan (born 2006), and youngest daughter Lennon (born 2010).

46. Paul Reinhart

Paul Reinhart Career

  • Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Playing career : 1979–1990
  • NHL Draft : 12th overall, 1979, Atlanta Flames

Paul Reinhart is a Canadian chef who has won many awards for his cooking. He started working in kitchens at the young age of 16 and has since worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Canada and abroad.

In 2002, Paul became head chef at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Vancouver, where he helmed the kitchen for six years. Since leaving Vancouver, Paul has opened his own restaurant called La Belle Patate which specializes in Quebecois cuisine.

In addition to being a successful restaurateur, Paul is also an author and television personality; he has appeared on numerous episodes of "Chef's Table" (a Netflix series) and contributed recipes to several cookbooks throughout his career as a professional chef.

Paul currently resides near Ottawa with his wife Lori and their two children Albert and Sophie.

Also Played For: kitchener rangers

47. Lanny McDonald

Lanny McDonald Career

  • 1969–70: Lethbridge Sugar Kings
  • 1970–71: Lethbridge Sugar Kings
  • 1970–71: Calgary Centennials
  • 1971–72: Medicine Hat Tigers
  • 1972–73: Medicine Hat Tigers
  • 1973–74: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1974–75: Toronto Maple Leafs

Lanny McDonald is a retired right winger who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks in the NHL. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

McDonald began his hockey career with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In 1974, he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and made his NHL debut that same year. 

After two seasons with Toronto, he was traded to Edmonton in 1977 where he spent nine seasons before being traded to Vancouver in 1982-83.

In 1984, McDonald won his first Stanley Cup as part of the Oilers team that defeated Detroit Red Wings in six games. A four-time All-Star player, McDonald scored more than 1,000 points during his career which ended after 14 seasons with Vancouver in 1994-95 season. 

He finished his playing days as an assistant coach with both Edmonton and Vancouver until 2007 when he stepped down from this position due to illness.

Lanny has since become a television commentator for CBC Sports covering various leagues across North America including Major Junior hockey.

Also Played For: whl, western hockey league

48. Daniel Vladar


Daniel Vladar

Daniel Vladar was born in Prague, Czech Republic on August 20th 1997. He is a 6'6" 198 cm tall forward who currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the NHL.

Daniel has previously played for HC Zlín, KHL Medvescak Zagreb, and Jokerit Helsinki in his career so far. In 2018/19 he recorded 26 points (10 goals and 16 assists) in 47 games with HC Zlín of the Czech Extraliga - earning him selection to play for Team Europe at the 2019 World Championship as one of their key players.

Daniel signed an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames on May 2nd 2019 and made his debut with them later that season against Montreal Canadiens - recording an assist in a 5-1 victory. 

Expectations are high for Daniel Vladar going into 2020/21; if he can continue developing at this rate then there's no doubt that he will be a star player in years to come.

49. Jamie Macoun

Jamie Macoun

Jamie Macoun is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for 17 seasons. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft and spent his entire career with them, playing 692 games and scoring 264 goals.

After retiring from playing, he served as an assistant coach for both Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championship and his former team, the Blues, at the 2010 AHL playoffs. 

In 2011, Macoun became one of just two players ever to be inducted into both Canadas Sports Hall of Fame (in 2003) and The Hockey Hall of Fame (in 2014).

He has also been honoured with several other awards throughout his career including being named to six All-Star teams and winning three Stanley Cups with St Louis between 1988-90; together with Brett Hull they are widely regarded as one of North America's most successful duos in hockey history.

50. Oliver Kylington


Oliver Kylington

Kylington was born in 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden. Kylington began playing hockey at a young age and soon became a standout player on his local team. In 2014, Kylington joined Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

He quickly established himself as one of the best players in Europe and helped lead the club to victory in their first SHL championship season. Kylington is currently contracted with Färjestad through 2020-21 and has represented Sweden at both junior level and internationally for several years now.

He is considered one of the most promising young stars in European hockey today. Kylington's impressive skill set has led some to speculate that he could potentially play professionally in North America someday - if he decides to leave Sweden after completing his contract with Färjestad BK next year.

51. Jiří Hudler


Jiří Hudler Career

  • HC Vsetín
  • Havířov Panthers
  • Ak Bars Kazan
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Dynamo Moscow
  • Lev Praha
  • HC Oceláři Třinec
  • Calgary Flames
  • Florida Panthers
  • Dallas Stars
  • National team : Czech Republic
  • NHL Draft: 58th overall, 2002
  • Detroit Red Wings

Hudler is a right wing who was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2003. Hudler has played for HC Vsetín, Havířov Panthers and the Calgary Flames. Hudler was named to the Czech Republic's World Championship team in 2004 and 2006 as well as their Olympic team in 2010.

Hudler captain of HC Vsetín from 2007-2010 before being traded to the Florida Panthers in 2011 where he spent four seasons before joining the Calgary Flames in 2013. 

In 2009, Hudler won his first Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks and scored two goals during their championship run that year including an overtime game-winner against Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson which led to one of sports' most famous memes "The Pass." 

After spending three years with Calgary, Hudler signed with Vancouver Canucks on July 1st, 2017 but only played six games before returning to Europe later that season signing a one year contract with Russian club Avangard Omsk.

Also Played For: 2011–12 nhl season

Final Words

. . The Calgary Flames are an iconic professional ice hockey team based in the city of Calgary, Alberta. The Flames have had a long and successful history, with many legendary players gracing their roster over the years.

Some of the best players to ever play for the Flames include Jarome Iginla, Joe Nieuwendyk, Al MacInnis, Markus Naslund and Greg Gilchrist.

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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