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Flashback Friday: 2010 NHL Draft

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames didn't have a pick until the third round of the 2010 NHL Draft but the organization made hay with the selections they had.

Two of the four players remaining in the organization have made their NHL debut and all of them have made great strides since being drafted. See how they're doing and how the 2010 NHL Draft played out in this week's edition of Flashback Friday!



The Flames' first round selection went to the Phoenix Coyotes on March 4, 2009 in a trade that saw pivot Olli Jokinen and the Coyotes's 2009 third round pick to Calgary for forward Matthew Lombardi, forward Brandon Prust and a first round pick, which was conditional at the time of the trade.

The condition was that the Flames had the option to give their 2009 first round pick or their 2010 first round pick to Phoenix. The condition was converted on June 1, 2009 when the Flames opted to keep their 2009 first round pick.

The Phoenix Coyotes drafted Brandon Gormley from the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) with the 13th overall pick. Gormley played his first five NHL games with the Coyotes in the 2013-14 season.



The Flames' second round selection was well-traveled. They traded the pick to the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2008 in exchange for forward Rene Bourque. The pick was conditional at the time of the trade - Calgary had the option to send their 2009 or 2010 second round pick - and that option was converted on Mar. 4, 2009 when the Flames dealt their 2009 second round pick to Colorado.

The pick then went to the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 26, 2010 in the trade that saw Jimmy Hayes go to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for this pick.

The Maple Leafs selected winger Bradley Ross with the 43rd overall pick. Ross spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with the Toronto Marlies.



With their first pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, the Flames selected centre Max Reinhart from the Kootenay Ice (WHL). Reinhart was coming off a 21-goal, 31-point regular season with the Ice. He chipped in with one goal and two points in six postseason games that year as well.

Reinhart took a big step offensively in the 2010-11 campaign, scoring 34 goals and 79 points in 71 regular season games and notched 15 goals and 27 points in 19 playoff games. The Ice went on to claim the WHL Championship that season but fell in the Memorial Cup semi-final.

In his final season in the WHL, was named to the league's second all-star team after he led the Ice with 28 goals and 78 points.

Reinhart turned pro in 2012-13 and spent the majority of the year with the Abbotsford Heat in the AHL. He earned his first taste of NHL action that year, playing 11 games in Flames silks. He scored his first NHL goal on Apr. 13, 2013 against the Edmonton Oilers.

In his sophomore professional season, Reinhart's offensive totals skyrocketed and he ended up leading the Abbotsford Heat in scoring with 21 goals and 63 points. He also played in eight games with the Flames, notching two assists.

This pick was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sept. 28, 2009 in exchange for Anton Stralman.


With the 73rd overall selection, the Flames drafted defenceman Joey Leach from the Kootenay Ice. The rearguard scored three goals and 26 points in his draft-eligible season and was the Ice's third leading scorer amongst defencemen that year.

He built off those offensive totals in 2010-11, scoring five goals and 30 points. In the 2011-12 season, he amassed a career-best 12 goals and 43 points.

In the spring of 2012, the Flames announced they would not extend a contract offer to Leach and that he would re-enter the NHL Draft that summer.

Leach spent the next season in the WHL with the Ice and then turned pro, spending the majority of the season in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors.



The Flames drafted defenceman John Ramage following his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin. The St. Louis, MO native is the son of former Flame Rob Ramage.

Ramage opted to play four seasons at Wisconsin and finish off his degree. He served as the Badgers captain for his junior and senior years and helped Wisconsin capture the WCHA Broadmoor Trophy in his senior season.

After his collegiate career came to a close, the Flames inked him to a two-year entry-level deal on Apr. 18, 2013.

Ramage suited up for 50 games with the Abbotsford Heat and six regular season games with the Alaska Aces (ECHL). He is currently leading all Aces blueliners in scoring in the ECHL postseason with four goals and 13 points through 18 games. The Aces are in the midst of the Kelly Cup Final.


Needham, MA native Bill Arnold was drafted by the Flames after spending his draft-eligible season with the US National Team Development Program in the USHL. Arnold also played in the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championship, where he captured a gold medal with the Americans.

Arnold played for the Boston College Eagles for four years, majoring in Communications. He tallied 10+ goals and 20+ points in all four seasons, captured the NCAA Championship in 2012, and helped Boston College claim four consecutive Beanpot Championships.

Arnold posted a career-best 53 points in 2013-14 and after the Eagles were eliminated from the Frozen Four, he inked a two-year entry-level deal with the Flames. He made his NHL debut on Apr. 13, 2014 in Vancouver.

The Flames acquired this pick from the Nashville Predators on Mar. 3, 2010 in exchange for forward Dustin Boyd.



The Flames selected hulking winger Michael Ferland with the 133rd overall pick. The Swan River, MB product was raw when he was drafted but Calgary brass saw the potential in the rugged forward. Ferland had soft hands but played with an edge, banging and crashing his way on-route to the net. In addition to his 28 points in the 2009-10 campaign, he accrued 85 PIM and fought 11 times.

His 2010-11 season was limited to 56 regular season games due to knee surgery but after he recovered, he upped his offensive game. He rattled off 23 goals and 56 points in the regular season and put up six points in six playoff games that year.

Ferland was just four points shy of 100 in the 2011-12 regular season and was the Brandon Wheat Kings' second leading scorer in the regular season.

The winger got his first taste of the pros in 2012-13, playing in the AHL and ECHL, but returned to the WHL half-way through the year. He was dealt to the Saskatoon Blades at the WHL trade deadline, where he averaged over a point-per-game in the 26 regular season games he suited up for.

Ferland fully transitioned to the professional ranks this past season, skating in 25 games with the Abbotsford Heat before his season was cut short with a knee injury.



The Flames sixth round pick was traded to the San Jose Sharks on June 26, 2010 in exchange for goaltender Henrik Karlsson.

San Jose selected Konrad Abeltshauser with the 163rd overall pick. The German defenceman spent the 2013-14 season in the AHL with the Worcester Sharks.



With the 193rd pick, the Flames drafted winger Patrick Holland from the Tri-City Americans (WHL). He scored 16 goals and 36 points in 59 regular season games in the 2009-10 season.

Holland was a part of the package the Flames sent to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Mike Cammalleri, the rights to goaltender Karri Ramo, and a fifth round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Canadiens received Rene Bourque, Holland, and a second round pick in 2013 in the trade.

The fifth round pick the Flames received turned out to be defenceman Ryan Culkin. The second round pick the Habs received turned into goaltender Zach Fucale.

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