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2020 Flames Draft Recap

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames selected eight players at the 2020 NHL Draft during the seven-round selection process.

The Flames started their draft on Tuesday by trading the 19th overall pick in the first round to the New York Rangers for picks 22 and 72. Then Flames General Manager Brad Treliving traded the 22nd pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for picks 24 and 80. With the 24th pick in the first round, Calgary selected forward, Connor Zary from the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. The Flames picked again on Wednesday, in the second round, taking defenseman, Yan Kuznetsov with the University of Connecticut from Hockey East (NCAA) with the 50th pick. In round three, the Flames selected defenseman, Jeremie Poirier from the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL with pick number 72. With the 80th pick in the third round the Flames selected defenseman, Jake Boltmann from the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. With the 96th pick in the fourth round, the Flames selected goaltender, Daniil Chechelev from the Vityazi Chekhov Juniors in the MHL (Russia). In the fifth round, with 143rd pick, the Flames selected center, Ryan Francis from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. In the sixth round, Calgary selected center Rory Kerins from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL with the 174th pick. And, with the Flames final pick in the 2020 NHL Draft they selected defenseman, Ilya Solovyov from the Saginaw Spirit from the OHL in the seventh round (205th overall).

CONNOR ZARY (C)

Drafted: 1st round (24th overall)

HT: 6’0.5”        WT: 185 lbs.    Shoots: Left     Born: Saskatoon, SK (September 25, 2001)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Kamloops WHL 57 38 48 86 51

YAN KUZNETSOV (D)

Drafted: 2nd round (50th overall)

HT: 6’4”           WT: 209 lbs.    Shoots: Left     Born: Murmansk, RUS (March 9, 2002)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
U. of Connecticut H-East 34 2 9 11 16

 

JEREMIE POIRIER (D)

Drafted: 3rd round (72nd overall)

HT: 6’1”           WT: 196 lbs.    Shoots: Left     Born: Salaberry-de-Valley, PQ (June 2, 2002)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Saint John QMJHL 64 20 33 53 50

 

JAKE BOLTMANN (D)

Drafted: 3rd round (80th overall)

HT: 6’1”           WT: 188 lbs.    Shoots: Right  Born: Edina, MN (October 19, 2001)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Lincoln USHL 17 2 7 9 20

DANIIL CHECHELEV (G)

Drafted: 4th round (96th overall)

HT: 6’3”           WT: 190 lbs.    Catches: Right     Born: Khabarovsk, RUS (February 23, 2001)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP GAA SV%
Vityazi Chekhov Jrs. MHL 49 2.20 .922

 

RYAN FRANCIS (C)

Drafted: 5th round (143rd overall)

HT: 5’9”           WT: 176 lbs.    Shoots: Right  Born: Beaver Bank, NS (December 2, 2001)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Cape Breton QMJHL 61 24 48 72 40

 

RORY KERINS (C)

Drafted: 6th round (174th overall)

HT: 5’10”         WT: 185 lbs.    Shoots: Left     Born: Caledon, ON (April 12, 2002)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Sault Ste. Marie OHL 64 30 29 59 30

ILYA SOLOVYOV (D)

Drafted: 7th round (205th overall)

HT: 6’3”           WT: 210 lbs.    Shoots: Left     Born: Mogilev, Belarus (July 20, 2000)

2019-20 Regular Season Statistics

TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
Saginaw OHL 53 7 33 40 35

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