In the midst of a slot scrum, if the puck lands at the back of the net, more often than not Morgan Klimchuk had a hand in it. Klimchuk caught the eye of Calgary Flames scouting staff and General Manager, Jay Feaster, with his goal scoring abilities and savvy switch footing, which allows for a quick release off either skate. His character, combined with his talent, earned him the 28th overall pick by the Flames in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Joining the Calgary Flames organization has brought Klimchuk’s hockey career full circle as he grew up in Calgary and its hockey system. Klimchuk cut his teeth with the Calgary Bisons bantam AAA team and was the second-leading scorer of the Calgary Buffaloes in the Alberta midget AAA league in the 2010-11 season.
Klimchuk’s draft season saw him earn Regina Pat’s second-leading scorer ranking. He laced up for all 72 games with the Pats, scoring 36 goals with 40 assists, and was minus-one with 20 penalty minutes. Other opportunities arose too, as Klimchuk secured two gold medals with Canada's U18 team. He played for Canada in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and 2013 U18 World Junior Championship tournaments.