The Flames prospect camp kicks off this Thursday and the organization will have 11 players attending on try-out agreements:
TYSON BAILLIE - RIGHT WING
Tyson Baillie is a crafty, playmaking forward who was third in team scoring on the Ed Chynoweth Cup-winning 2014-15 Kelowna Rockets squad, with 37 goals and 76 points. Despite his smaller stature, he is a force to be reckoned with on the forecheck thanks to his never-say-die attitude and willingness to play in the tough areas.
Baillie attended the Flames development camp this past July.
JASON BELL - DEFENCE
Jason Bell split the 2014-15 season between the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and the Saint John Seadogs in the QMJHL, amassing 11 goals and 29 points in 63 games. He has a howitzer of a slap shot and is utilized on the power play quite often. He isn't afraid to play a physical game and use his 6-foot-2, 188-pound frame to keep opponents away from his net.
TAYLOR BURKE - CENTRE
Taylor Burke just wrapped up his QMJHL career, splitting the 2014-15 campaign between the Quebec Remparts and the Moncton Wildcats. A big, physical forward, Burke has been lauded for his leadership skills throughout his junior career. After being dealt to Moncton last December, the team opted to make him a co-captain for the remainder of the season. He was also a key contributor offensively during his time in Moncton, averaging 0.80 points-per-game during the regular season and chipping in with eight points in 16 playoff dates.
JASON FRAM - DEFENCE
Jason Fram, the Spokane Chiefs captain, was third amongst all WHL defencemen in scoring in 2014-15 with nine goals and 62 points to his name. He also led all Spokane skaters with 53 assists. He is a smooth-skating, two-way blueliner who has rounded out all aspects of his game during his four seasons with the Chiefs. In 253 career games with Spokane – tied for 29th in franchise history – the South Delta, BC native has 141 points and a career +37 rating.
Fram has attended the past two Flames development camps and also played in the 2014 Young Stars Classic.
RYAN LOMBERG - LEFT WING
Winger Ryan Lomberg brings speed and skill to the table, a pair of traits he has showcased both at the NCAA level with the University of Maine and in the USHL with the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Youngstown Phantoms. At 5-foot-9, he is smaller forward but plays with an edge and can get under opponents' skin. He recently decided to forego heading back to NCAA this fall, signing an AHL contract with the Stockton Heat on Sept. 4.
Lomberg attended the Flames development camp this past July.
MASON MARCHMENT - LEFT WING
Mason Marchment, son of former NHL defenceman Bryan Marchment, describes himself as a late bloomer, growing almost a foot since his OHL Draft-eligible year. It has taken him some time to get used to the rapid physical changes but he has developed into a physical winger who has the skill set to chip in offensively. In his first year with the Erie Otters, a team after he impressed as a free agent invite last fall, he scored eight goals and 26 points through 54 games.
Marchment attended the Flames development camp this past July.
LOUICK MARCOTTE - RIGHT WING
Forward Louick Marcotte made huge strides during his QMJHL career, going from netting 22 points in 2011-12 to setting a career-high in 2013-14 with 100 points as a member of Val d'Or Foreurs. Last season, he led the Gatineau Olympiques in scoring with 36 goals and 76 points. He became the Stockton Heat's first signee when he inked a two-way (AHL-ECHL) deal with the club on June 8.
Marcotte attended the Flames development camp this past July.
JULIEN PROULX - LEFT WING
Julien Proulx is a hulking presence on the ice, standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 224-pounds. He has primarily played defence but also has played up front -- he is listed as a left winger for the Flames prospect camp. He doesn't shy away from physical play, having racked up 148 PIM in his first two seasons in the QMJHL.
Proulx attended the Flames development camp this past July.
ERIC ROY - DEFENCE
Rearguard Eric Roy brings plenty of offence from the back-end, recording 128 points in his last three seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He is a strong skater who likes to move the puck up-ice quickly and won't hesitate to jump into the rush. Roy is also a skilled puck handler and can maneuver through tight spaces, allowing teammates to get open for a pass.
Roy was drafted by the Flames in 2013 but was not signed and re-entered the 2015 NHL Draft.
NICK SCHNEIDER - GOALTENDER
Netminder Nick Schneider is a tall, athletic goaltender who suited up for 27 games with the Medicine Hat Tigers last season. The Leduc, AB product, who is a right-handed catcher, has good rebound control, quick reflexes, and moves very well laterally. Schneider was the NHL Central Scouting Services' ninth-ranked North American goaltender heading into the 2015 NHL Draft.
TOMAS SOUSTAL - RIGHT WING
The Czech forward is coming off his first WHL season, scoring eight goals and 18 points as a member of the Kelowna Rockets. Scouts have pegged him as an extremely hard worker, versatile, speedy, and possessing a high hockey IQ. He was selected 60th overall in the 2014 CHL Import Draft.
Soustal attended the Flames development camp this past July.