VANCOUVER - With the 26th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Flames have selected left-winger Jakob Pelletier of the QMJHL's Moncton Wildcats.
Video: Flames draft F Jakob Pelletier No. 26
Pelletier ranked second in team scoring with 39 goals and 89 points in only 65 games last year, highlighted by a 10-game point-scoring streak from Nov. 8-30, 2018. The Quebec City, Que. native also helped Canada earn gold at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup last summer, scoring one goal and adding an assist in four tournament games. He donned the red and white once again at the 2019 World Under-18 Championship, where we picked up a pair of helpers in seven contests.
The 5-foot-9, 165 lb. winger is a relentless forechecker that models his game - and leadership qualities - after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.