The 2019 NHL Draft is looming and teams are trying to square off their unfinished business from prior drafts. The Calgary Flames have until June 1 to sign 2017 picks Zach Fischer and D’Artagnan Joly. Based on the team’s patterns of behaviour, it doesn’t seem likely that either player will be signed.
The Flames’ history with signing their own picks is arguably the best indicator of how general manager Brad Treliving and his staff tend to operate in this area.
They don’t sign everyone
Adam Ollas Mattsson
Before we dig in, a quick note: players marked with a single asterisk the Flames still hold the rights to – they’re mostly Europeans and college players – while those marked with two were traded.