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Glenn Gawdin is a dark horse pick for an NHL roster spot

The Calgary Flames scouting department used to be pretty rough. They whiffed on their early picks. They whiffed on their free agent signings. As such, it was a challenge for them to replace departing players and find sustainable success.

That hasn’t been the case in recent years. This summer, several internal candidates are vying to replace the departing Garnet Hathaway. One of them, second year pro Glenn Gawdin, is one of the more intriguing dark horse players in camp.

Tremendous junior success

Originally from Richmond, BC, Gawdin was a first round bantam draft pick by the Swift Current Broncos in 2012.