Flames 2010 Draft selections
"We got a little bit of everything," said head scout Tod Button.
Below are profiles of the players the Flames acquired on draft day -- two centres, two defencemen, a goalie, a left winger and a right winger.
Another Reinhart joined the Calgary Flames organization. And another Ramage, too.
Max Reinhart, the son of former Flames defenceman Paul Reinhart, a center with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, was chosen 64th overall by the Flames Saturday at the NHL Entry Draft.
Thirty-four picks late the Flames drafted John Ramage, currently at the University of Wisconsin, and son of former Flames defenceman Rob Ramage.
Some definite bloodlines in this draft for Calgary.
"He's pretty much taught me everything about the game," Reinhart said of his father, who played for the Flames in both Atlanta and Calgary from 1979 to 1988. "He's done a lot for me. He has coached me and advised me on the game. He's given me a lot of his knowledge of the game."
MAXWELL REINHART, C, KOOTENAY, WHL
Born: Vancouver, BC
6'1", 180 pounds. Shoots left. Ranked 79th by Central Scouting.
2009-10: 72 GP, 21 goals, 30 assists, 38 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "He is an intelligent and skilled hockey player. It's a bonus to to have a father who played 700 games in the NHL. We think there is an offensive upside."
His father, Paul, was drafted 12th overall in 1979 by the Atlanta Flames, and went on to play 648 games in the NHL for Atlanta, Calgary and Vancouver (1979-1990).
JOEY LEACH, D, KOOTENAY, WHL
Born: Wadena, SK
6'3", 187 pounds. Shoots Left, Ranked 120 by Central Scuting
2009-10: 70 GP, three goals, 23 assists, 77 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "He is a guy that got better and better as the year went on. As we went in to watch Reinhart this guy just kept popping up. Big guy. Tough kid. Not a puck-rusher but a guy who can make a pass up the ice. We think a defenceman like this wil really help us down the road."
JOHN RAMAGE, D, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Born: Mississaug, ONT.
6'1", 184 pounds. Shoots right. Ranked 131 by Central Scouting
2009-10: 33 GP, two goals, nine assists, 45 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "We loved him last year. Obviously everyone knows who his dad is. He is a warrior. We said at our January meetings after he won a World junior that we would take him. We would find a place to take him. He plays in all situations. He plays against the other teams top lines. Just a solid player."
Is the son of former NHL defenseman, Rob -- he was drafted first overall by the Colorado Rockies in 1979 and went on to play 1044 games recording 564 points (139-425-564) for eight NHL teams (Colorado, St. Louis, Calgary, Toronto, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Montreal and Philadelphia) between 1979 and 1994.
BILL ARNOLD, C, USA-U-18 USHL,
Born: Boston, MA
6' 218 pounds. Shoots Right, Ranked 36th by Central Scouting
2009-10: 26 GP, eight goals, 15 assists, 20 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "He is a big guy. He is intelligent. A two-way center. Strong. Tremendous leg power. really strong on his skates. He is hard to knock off the puck. That power from the corner is important. He has good vision, too. He can be a playmaker."
Arnold, who began playing hockey at the age of four through several Learn to Skate programs, has committed to attend Boston College for the upcoming season.
• He was a gold medalist at the World Under-18 Championships in Minsk, Belarus. He wore number 10 this season but normally wears 24 to honor his childhood hockey idol, Terry O’Reilly – a player he’s watched tapes of. “My dad always told me that he might not have been the most skilled player on the ice, but he was always the hardest working. It is something that I always try to take with me whenever I go out onto the ice.”
• Arnold captained the 2008 Under-17 U.S. Selects while playing in the Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia -- he was also named the Most Outstanding Forward at the tournament after recording seven points (4-3--7) in four games.
• Prior to attending the U.S. National Team Development Program, Arnold played for Nobles in 2008-09, leading the team with 55 points (28-27--55). He also appeared in 33 games for the Boston Junior Bruins and finished second on the team in scoring with 47 points (26-21--47) en route to earning MVP honors.
• He is a former teammate, line-mate and close friend of both Charlie Coyle (No. 24 ranked), and Kevin Hayes (No. 26 ranked).
MICHAEL FERLAND, LW, BRANDON, WHL
Born: Swan River, Man.
6'0" 195 pounds. Shoots left. Ranked 146th by Central Scouting
2009-10: 61 GP, nine goals, 19 assists 85 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "He is an inexperienced player. He played Midget AA and we knew about him then because he was a scorer. He went to Brandon which is a good team and didn't play much. It was a big jump for him. A good learning experience. If he does the proper conditioning over the summer...he has a chance to play in their top six."
Ferland is coming off of his first full season in the WHL with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Ferland posted 28 points and finished the regular season with a plus-minus +16 and had 85 penalty minutes.
The Wheat Kings had a strong push in the playoffs in which Ferland played in 15 games and posted three goals and four points. He was also lucky to be a part of the host team of the 2010 Memorial Cup Championships. The Wheat Kings made it past the Calgary Hitmen in the semi-final game but lost to the defending champions the Windsor Spitfires in the finals.
HENRIK KARLSSON, G, SWEDEN
The Flames trade this pick to the San Jose Sharks for goalie Henrik Karlsson. He is Swedish netminder who has been compared to Jonas Gustavson, the current Toronto goalie.
He is 6'5" and 200 pounds. Last season in Swedish Elite League he played in 34 games, posting a 2.45 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
PATRICK HOLLAND, RW, TRI-CITY, WHL
Born: Lethbridge, AB
6' 167 pounds. Shoots Right, Ranked 180th by Central Scouting
2009-10: 59 GP, 16 goals, 20 assists, 14 penalty minutes
SCOUTS SAY: "The more we watched him in the second half of the season the more we liked him. He played on his off-side. We didn't think he would be available in the seventh round."
Holland was selected by the Tri-City Americans in the sixth round (125th overall) in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. He is coming off of his first full WHL season with the Americans posting 36 points in 59 regular season games. The Americans battled all the way to the WHL Finals against the Calgary Hitmen but lost in the fifth game. Holland played in 22 playoff games for Tri-City, adding three goals and seven assists and 10 penalty minutes.
The Lethbridge, Alberta native gets selected in the seventh round by the Calgary Flames and will more than likely return to the WHL for a few years of development.