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Flames continue rebuild by taking forwards Monahan, Poirier, Klimchuk at draft

Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 3:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

NEWARK, N.J. - The Calgary Flames have selected centre Sean Monahan with the sixth pick in the NHL draft.

Monahan captained the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League this past season, putting up 31 goals and 47 assists.

Flames general manager Jay Feaster said he'd welcome the opportunity to get bigger given the amount of smaller players in the organization, and Monahan fits the bill at six-foot-two and 187 pounds.

Calgary also has the 22nd and 28th picks in the first round.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round