Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Samuel Bennett poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number four overall pick to the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Draft 2014: Every Calgary Flames pick


The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the short term, and potentially long term, futures of hundreds of young men have been determined.

The top players went where they were expected to go, while some players made pretty substantial slides down the draft board, including a couple, like Ivan Barbeshev, who were ranked higher up on the final FanSided NHL Draft big board.

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The Calgary Flames lucked out in round one when center Sam Bennett, the top-rated player in the draft by Central Scouting fell to them at four.  It turned out to be the beginning of a good draft for an organization in the middle of a rebuild.

The addition of goaltender Mason McDonald addresses a major weak point, even though the rewards of the pick won’t be gained for, likely, another four to five years.

The selection of the big man Hunter Smith is a pick I really like simply due to the amount of offensive talent Smith has for being such a big player. He has the potential to be something special, and Flames fans should enjoy watching him grow.

Rnd Pick Overall Player Pos Height Weight Amateur League Amateur Team
1 4 4 SAMUEL BENNETT C 6′ 0″ 178 OHL KINGSTON
2 4 34 MASON MCDONALD G 6′ 4″ 178 QMJHL CHARLOTTETOWN
2 24 54 HUNTER SMITH RW 6′ 6″ 208 OHL OSHAWA
3 4 64 BRANDON HICKEY D 6′ 1″ 177 AJHL SPRUCE GROVE
6 25 175 ADAM OLLAS MATTSSON D 6′ 4″ 209 SWEDEN-JR. DJURGARDEN JR.
7 4 184 AUSTIN CARROLL RW 6′ 3″ 216 WHL VICTORIA

Okay Flames fans! What do you think of your team’s haul in the 2014 NHL Draft? Excited, or do you feel the team could have done better? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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