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Flames draft six players

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Ottawa, ON – The Calgary Flames selected six players (four forwards, one defenseman and one goalie) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec during the seven round selection process.


On Friday evening, the Flames selected defenseman Tim Erixon from Skelleftea, Sweden in the 1st round with the 23rd overall pick. As a member of the Swedish National Junior team, Erixon earned a silver medal at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship. Erixon is son of former NHLer Jan Erixon.

TIM ERIXON (D)
Drafted: 1st round (23rd overall)
HT: 6’2”        WT: 190 lbs.    Shoots: Left    Born: Skelleftea, SWE (February 24, 1991)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
Skelleftea    SWE    45    2    5    7    12

RYAN HOWSE (RW)
Drafted: 3rd round (74th overall)
HT: 5’11”    WT: 195 lbs.    Shoots: Left    Born: Prince George, BC (July 6, 1991)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
Chilliwack    WHL    61    31    13    44    12

HENRIK BJORKLUND (RW)
Drafted: 4th round (111th overall)
HT: 6’2”        WT: 202 lbs.    Shoots: Left    Born: Karlstad, SWE (September 22, 1990)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
Skare    SWE    24    14    10    24    71

SPENCER BENNETT (C/LW)
Drafted: 5th round (141st overall)
HT: 6’3”        WT: 185 lbs.    Shoots: Left    Born: White Rock, BC (October 31, 1990, 1990)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
Surrey    BCHL    60    20    21    41    32

JONI ORTIO (G)
Drafted: 6th round (171st overall)
HT: 6’1”        WT: 181 lbs.    Catches: Left    Born: Turku, FIN (April 16, 1991)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    W    L    GAA    SV%
TPS-Jr    FIN    26    18    8    2.63    .918

GAELAN PATTERSON (C)
Drafted: 7th round (201st overall)
HT: 6’0”        WT: 204 lbs.    Shoots: Left    Born: La Ronge, SK (August 22, 1990)
2008-09 Regular Season Statistics
TEAM    LEAGUE    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM
Saskatoon    WHL    71    22    35    57    41

1st rd (23rd)        TIM ERIXON (Skelleftea - SWE)
3rd rd (74th)       RYAN HOWSE (Chilliwack – WHL)
4th rd (111th)    HENRIK BJORKLUND (Farjestads – SWE)
5th rd (141st)    SPENCER BENNETT (Surrey – BCHL)
6th rd (171st)    JONI ORTIO (TPS Jr – FIN)
7th rd (201st)    GAELAN PATTERSON (Saskatoon – WHL)

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