Calgary Flames

Daniel Collins

Written by: Daniel Collins


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Jerome Iginla is one of the key players in franchise history for the Calgary Flames. He revived this Calgary Flames franchise and they went to the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2004 season as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Calgary lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. The Flames defeated the Vancouver Canucks and it was their first playoff series win since 1989. In the ensuing round, Calgary upset the Presidents’ Trophy winners the Detroit Red Wings. The Flames defeated the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals.

They have not been back to the Western Conference Finals or the Stanley Cup Finals ever since 2004. Calgary lost to the Dallas Stars in the first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2020 in six games.

The last time Calgary won the Stanley Cup Title was in 1989 against the Montreal Canadiens in six games.

The Calgary Flames finished in third place this past season in the Pacific Division with a 36-27-7 record with 79 points. Calgary finished four points behind the Edmonton Oilers (37-25-9 with 83 points) for second place and seven points behind the Vegas Golden Knights (39-24-8 record with 86 points) for first place.


Geoff Ward is the current head coach of the Calgary Flames.

Brad Treliving is the current general manager of the Calgary Flames.

Allan Markin is the owner of the Calgary Flames.

Some of the key forwards on the roster are: Mikael Backlund, Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaudreau, Dillon Dube, Mark Janikowski, Elias Lindholm, Milan Lucic, Andrew Mangiapane, Sean Monahan, Alan Quine, Tobias Reider, Zac Rinaldo, Buddy Robinson, Derek Ryan, and Matthew Tkachuk.

Some of the key defenseman on this roster are: Mark Giordano, Rasmus Andersson, T.J. Brodie, Travis Hamonic, Noah Hanifin, Oliver Kylington, and Michael Stone.

The goalies on this roster are Cam Talbot, David Rittich, and Jon Gillies.


Matthew Tkahcuk scored 23 goals and recorded 38 assists, in 69 games played. His plus/minus was -5. Tkachuk is one of the most grittiest players in the NHL. Many players do not like it when they have to face him. He will get under people’s skin, but Matthew Tkachuk is also a very skilled player though. He will get in the crease and do the dirty work and make goalie’s jobs a nightmare and hard though. His brother, Brady Tkachuk, plays in the NHL for Ottawa Senators. His father, Keith Tkachuk, played in the NHL for several teams and one of the teams he played with is the St. Louis Blues.

Johnny Gaudreau scored 18 goals and recorded 40 assists, in 70 games played this past season. His plus/minus was -10. Gaudreau is one of the most fastest players in the NHL, despite being one of the smallest players in the NHL at 5’9″. He is very fast on the wing and can score from anywhere on the ice. Johnny Gaudreau is also a threat on the power play as well though.

Elias Lindholm scored 29 goals and recorded 25 assists, in 70 games played this past season. His plus/minus was -8.

Sean Monahan scored 22 goals and recorded 26 assists, in 70 games played. His plus/minus was -16. Monahan gets overlooked on this hockey team because of how good Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau is. Sean Monahan is also a sniper down the middle though.

Mark Giordano scored five goals and recorded 26 assists, in 60 games this past season. His plus/minus was 2. Giordano is the captain of this hockey team and one of the most underrated leaders and captains in the NHL though.

Cam Talbot played in 26 games this past season and started in 22 of them. His record was 12-10-1 with a .919 save percentage and a 2.63 GAA, along with two shutouts.