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FLAMES SELECT FIVE PLAYERS IN 2017 NHL DRAFT

Calgary selected one defenceman and four forwards in this year's draft

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

CHICAGO - The Calgary Flames selected five players (one defencemen and four forwards) at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago during the seven-round selection process. 

The Flames started their draft weekend on Friday by selecting Finnish defenceman Juuso Valimaki from the Tri-City Americans (WHL) with the 16th overall pick.

On Saturday, Calgary used its next pick to select centre Adam Ruzicka in the fourth round (109th overall). The Flames finished by picking up three wingers as they took Zach Fischer (140th overall) in the fifth, D'Artagnan Joly in the sixth round (171st overall) and Filip Sveningsson (202nd overall) with their final pick in the seventh round.

JUUSO VALIMAKI - DEFENCE - 16TH OVERALL

BORN: Oct. 6, 1998 HOMETOWN: Nokia, Finland

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 211 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING FINAL RANKING: 11

ADAM RUZICKA - CENTER - 109TH OVERALL

BORN: May 11, 1999 HOMETOWN: Bratislava, Slovakia

HEIGHT: 6'4" WEIGHT: 209 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING FINAL RANKING: 37

ZACH FISCHER - RIGHT WING - 140TH OVERALL

BORN: Jul. 19, 1997 HOMETOWN: Lloydminister, AB

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 205 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

D'ARTAGNAN JOLY - RIGHT WING - 171ST OVERALL

BORN: Apr. 7, 1999 HOMETOWN: Gatineau, QC

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 211 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING FINAL RANKING: 102

FILIP SVENINGSSON - LEFT WING - 202ND OVERALL

BORN: Jul. 3, 1999 HOMETOWN: Gislaved, Sweden

HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 180 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING FINAL RANKING: 65

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