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2019 DRAFT RUNDOWN

Flames select two wingers, two centres and one goaltender with five picks in the draft

by CalgaryFlames.com Staff @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com
ROUND PICK PLAYER AMATEUR CLUB
1 26 LW JAKOB PELLETIER MONCTON (QMJHL)
3 88 C ILYA NIKOLAEV YAROSLAVL (RUS-JR.)
4 116 (via NYI) LW LUCAS FEUK SODERTALJE (SWE-JR.)
5 150 C JOSH NODLER FARGO (USHL)
7 214 G
DUSTIN WOLF
EVERETT (WHL)

 

 

Video: Brendan Parker puts the wrap on the NHL Draft

 

DAY 1 (ROUND 1)

 

 

1ST ROUND, 26TH OVERALL - LW JAKOB PELLETIER (MONCTON, QMJHL)

Left Wing
Born: March 7, 2001
Height 5.09 -- Weight 160 lbs. -- Shoots L

 

Video: Flames draft F Jakob Pelletier No. 26

 

PLAYER PROFILE

• Pelletier ranked second among Moncton Wildcats scorers with 39-50-89 in 65 games during the 2018-19 season, highlighted by a 10-game point streak from Nov. 8-30, 2018.

• After being selected third overall in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft, Pelletier was named to the All-Rookie team in 2017-18 after ranking third among first-year skaters with 23-38-61 in 60 games.

• Internationally, Pelletier helped Canada earn gold at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (1-1-2 in 4 GP) and represented his country at the 2019 Under-18 World Championship (0-2-2 in 7 GP). He also skated for Canada White at the 2017 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge (4-0-4 in 6 GP).

• Models his style of play after Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews.

 

Video: Flames' first-round pick speaks to the media

Video: "It's just incredible. It's a dream come true."

 

DAY 2 (ROUNDS 2-7)

 

Video: "We'll call it a busy day"

 

 

Video: "The theme would be smart, competitive players"

     

    3RD ROUND, 88TH OVERALL - C ILYA NIKOLAEV (YAROSLAVL, RUS. JR)

    Centre
    Born: June 26, 2001
    Height 6.00 -- Weight 190 lbs. -- Shoots L

     

     

    PLAYER PROFILE

    • Nikolaev collected 10-15-25 in 41 regular-season contests and 5-3-8 in six playoff games to help Loko Yaroslavl of Russia's junior league claim the Kharlamov Cup as MHL champions.

    • Internationally, Nikolaev served as an alternate captain for Team Russia at the 2019 Under-18 World Championship where he recorded 2-2-4 in seven games to help his country earn silver and ranked tied for third in points at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge (1-5-6 in 6 GP) to again help Russia claim silver. Additionally, Nikolaev skated for Russia at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where his seven points (1-6-7) tied for fourth in tournament scoring

    • Models his style of play after Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.

     

    Video: "This is a great team and a great organization"

     

    4TH ROUND, 116TH OVERALL - LW LUCAS FEUK (SODERTALJE, SWE-JR.)

    Left Wing
    Born: February 19, 2001
    Height 6.00 -- Weight 183 lbs. -- Shoots L

     

    Tweet from @feuklucas: So proud and happy to be selected by the @NHLFlames !🔥🔥 https://t.co/QXDorHr2nb

     

    PLAYER PROFILE

    • Feuk appeared in 43 games with Sodertalje of the SuperElit Swedish Junior League last year, potting 21 goals and 43 points, along with 84 penalty minutes.

    • Has good speed and elite hockey sense; loves to shoot the puck and has a terrific release.

     

    5TH ROUND, 150TH OVERALL - C JOSH NODLER (FARGO, USHL)

    Centre
    Born: April 27, 2001
    Height 5.11 -- Weight 194 lbs. -- Shoots R

     

     

    Tweet from @josh_nods: What an unbelievable feeling and a dream come true to be drafted to such a great organization. Couldn���t be happier #GoFlames https://t.co/gcJWfTNLbR

     

    PLAYER PROFILE

    • Nodler had 42 points (17G, 25A) in 54 games with Fargo of the USHL last year.

    • The Royal Oak, Mich. product had points in 14 of the first 18 games of the season (7-12-19), had a nine-game point streak (3-7-10) from Sept. 28 - Oct. 27, 2018, and had 10 multi-point efforts throughout the campaign.

    • Nodler represented Team USA at the at the World Jr. A Challenge, helping the Red, White and Blue to a gold medal. He also appeared in the 2019 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and was named a USHL All-Rookie Second Team All-Star for his efforts this year.

    • Expects to be an astronomy major when he attends Michigan State University next year.

     

    7TH ROUND, 214TH OVERALL - G DUSTIN WOLF (EVERETT, WHL)

    Goalie
    Born: April 16, 2001
    Height 6.00 -- Weight 156 lbs. -- Shoots R

     

    Video: "There's no words to describe it"

    Tweet from @dwolf2332: What a whirlwind of a day. Beyond excited and grateful to be picked by the @NHLFlames Wouldn���t be here without my family and friends along the way. #CofRed pic.twitter.com/fCLTUHcarD

     

    PLAYER PROFILE

    • Wolf had a stellar season with the WHL's Everett Silvertips - his first as a full-time starter - posting a 41-15-2 record, an astonishing .936 save percentage and a 1.69 goals-against average, with seven shutouts. He backed up now-Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart in his first year, and has excellent in that role, winning 13 of his 19 appearances, while delivering a .928 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average.

     

    Video: "It's been a pretty special road to this moment"

     

    Tweet from @MarkGio05: Congratulations to all of our new draft picks, Jakob, Ilya, Lucas, Josh and Dustin. Welcome to the C of Red! #youngandfresh

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