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The 2020 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the Calgary Flames made some trades, made some picks, and believe they’ve filled some holes in their reserve list.

Here’s your one-stop shop for what went down over the past two days.

The trades

The Flames traded down twice during the first round:

  • They sent their 19th overall pick to the NY Rangers in exchange for 22nd overall and 72nd overall.
  • They sent the 22nd overall pick to Washington in exchange for 24th overall and 80th overall (originally Arizona’s).

The Edmonton Oilers opted to send the Flames their 2021 third round pick to complete the Milan Lucic/James Neal trade. As a result, the Flames sent 81st overall to Chicago to complete the Erik Gustafsson trade.

The picks

Pick Player Pos. Born 2019-20 Team
24th Connor Zary C Sept. 25, 2001 Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
50th Yan Kuznetsov LD Mar. 21, 2002 University of Connecticut Huskies (NCAA)
72nd Jeremie Poirier LD Jun. 2, 2002 Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
80th Jake Boltmann RD Oct. 19, 2001 Edina High School Hornets (USHS)
Lincoln Stars (USHL)
96th Daniil Chechelev G Feb. 23, 2001 Russkie Vityazi Chekhov (MHL)
143rd Ryan Francis RW Dec. 2, 2001 Cape Breton Eagles (QMJHL)
174th Rory Kerins C Apr. 23, 2002 Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
205th Ilya Solovyov LD Jul. 20, 2000 Saginaw Spirit (OHL)

Active Players: Poirier, Francis, Chechelev and Solovyov have already begun their 2020-21 seasons. Poirier, Francis and Chechelev remain in their junior leagues, while Solovyov has joined the KHL’s Dynamo Minsk.

Trading Down: The trading-down swap ended up like this for Calgary: the Rangers received Braden Schneider at 22nd overall, while the Flames ended up with Zary (24th), Poirier (72nd) and Boltmann (80th).

Frolik Trade: the Flames selected Chechelev with the pick they received from Buffalo in the Michael Frolik trade.