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How the Calgary Flames were built

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
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Flames GM Darryl Sutter

The Calgary Flames are set for a run towards the National Hockey League playoffs. There are no more trades to be made, although the team can recall players from the farm team in Omaha.

With that in mind we thought we would give readers a breakdown of how the Flames were built in various forms -- from entry draft and age to province and country.

Most of the Flames currently on the roster have arrived via the trade route (13 players) or the free agent route (10 players).

Not surprisingly, Canadian hockey players, 15 of them, dominate the country category.


NHL ENTRY DRAFT (3)
Lombardi (3rd rd - 90th overall in 2002), Phaneuf (1st rd - 9th overall in 2003), Moss, (7th rd - 220th overall in 2001)

TRADE (13)
Conroy, Hale, Huselius, Iginla, Kiprusoff, Langkow, Nilson, Primeau, Ro. Regehr, Stuart, Tanguay, Yelle, Warrener

FREE AGENTS (10)
Amonte, Friesen, Giordano, Godard, Hamrlik, McCarty, McLennan, Ritchie, Zyuzin, Godard

Year by Year breakdown by player:
(‘70) 36 – 1 (Amonte)
(’71) 35 – 2 (Conroy, McLennan)
(’72) 34 – 1 (McCarty)
(’74) 32 – 2 (Hamrlik, Yelle)
(’76) 30 – 5 (Friesen, Kiprusoff, Langkow, Primeau, Warrener)
(’77) 29 - 2 (Iginla, Ritchie)
(’78) 28 – 3 (Huselius, Nilson, Zyuzin)
(’79) 27 – 2 (Stuart, Tanguay)
(’80) 26 – 2 (Godard, Robyn Regehr)
(’81) 25 – 2 (Hale, Moss)
(’82) 24 – 1 (Lombardi)
('83) 23 - 1 (Giordano)
(’85) 21 – 1 (Phaneuf)

By Country Breakdown:
Canada – 15 (Friesen, Giordano, Godard, Iginla, Langkow, Lombardi, McLennan, McCarty, Phaneuf, Primeau, Ritchie, Stuart, Tanguay, Warrener, Yelle)
USA – 4 (Amonte, Conroy, Hale, Moss)
Sweden – 2 (Huselius, Nilson)
Brazil – 1 (Robyn Regehr)
Czech Republic -1 (Hamrlik)
Finland – 1 (Kiprusoff)
Russia – 1 (Zyuzin)

By Province Breakdown:
Alberta – 5 ( Iginla, Langkow, McLennan, Phaneuf, Stuart)
British Columbia – 3 (Godard, McCarty, Ritchie)
Ontario – 3 (Giordano, Primeau, Yelle)
Quebec – 2 (Lombardi, Tanguay)
Saskatchewan – 2 (Friesen, Warrener)

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