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5 PLAYERS TO WATCH - DEVELOPMENT CAMP

Torie Peterson highlights players to keep an eye on this week

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames 2019 development camp kicks off on Wednesday when this year's crop of prospects arrive in Calgary for fitness testing. They will begin skating on Thursday, with all sessions taking place at WinSport, and wrap up camp on Sunday with the club's annual rookie scrimmage.

Check out Torie Peterson's five players to watch during this year's on-ice sessions:

Jakob Pelletier - Left Wing - Group B

The Flames' 2019 first-round pick has been described as "the offensive motor" of his Moncton Wildcats club, pushing the pace with his energy and compete level. Thanks to his well-rounded and versatile skill set, he can act as a goal-scorer or playmaker. He's got a hard shot, quick release, and doesn't shy away from playing in the hard areas.

Artyom Zagidulin - Goaltender - Group B

Calgary added net depth this spring when they signed Zagidulin to a one-year entry-level deal in April. The 23-year-old Russian was a standout in the KHL last season, posting a 1.96 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 25 games. Known for his poise, the 6-foot-2 netminder is has great positioning and swift lateral movement in the blue paint.

 

Carl-Johan Lerby - Defence - Group B

This will be the blueliner's first trip to Calgary since the Flames inked him to a two-year deal back in May. Lerby is a two-way defender, a strong skater, positionally sound, and is coming off of his most productive season with the Malmo Redhawks, posting five goals and 21 points in 47 regular season games. The 21-year-old will spend the 2019-20 season with Malmo before joining the Flames organization in the 2020-21 campaign.

Dustin Wolf - Goaltender - Group A

The Everett Silvertip was one of the WHL's top goaltenders in 2018-19, posting a league-best 1.69 GAA and a .936 save percentage among goaltenders with 20+ games played. He's excellent post-to-post, is always in position and uses his glove and blocker supremely well. This week's camp will be the kick-off for what could be a busy July for the goaltender, as he could be in the mix at the USA's World Junior summer camp.

Mathias Emilio Pettersen - Left Wing - Group A

After being drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft, Pettersen put together a strong freshman season with Denver in the NCAA. He landed a spot on Denver's top line at the start of the year and he never looked back: he posted 30 points in 40 games, which was second in team scoring and ranked him second in scoring among all true collegiate freshmen.

On-Ice Camp Schedule

Thursday, July 4

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Group A

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Group B

Friday, July 5

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Group A

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Group B

Saturday, July 6

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Group B

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Group A

Sunday, July 7

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Controlled Scrimmage

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