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Torie Peterson highlights five netminders who could be diamonds in the rough in this year's draft

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

In addition to their first round pick, 26th overall, the Flames own picks in the following rounds: third round (88th overall), fourth round (116th overall, via the New York Islanders through the Travis Hamonic trade),fifth round (150th), and the seventh round (214th overall, via the Carolina Hurricanes through the Eddie Lack trade).

With this in mind,'s Torie Peterson has profiled five goaltenders who may be available in the back-half of the draft and could end up being potential diamonds in the rough:

Mads Sogaard - Medicine Hat (WHL)

In his first season in the WHL, Sogaard turned heads not only with his size - he stands 6-foot-7 - but with his athleticism in the blue paint. His size also gives him a big leg up on his competitors, allowing him to make saves with his frame if he caught out of position.

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: 2 (North American)

Colten Ellis - Rimouski (QMJHL)

Ellis is a raw prospect but his toolkit is filled with intriguing skills that could make him a very good goaltender when he turns pro. His athleticism might be the best in this year's goaltender class, allowing him to move through his crease with ease, and he has a good glove hand.

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: 8 (North American)

Lukas Parik - Liberec (Czech U19)

Parik's ability to read and react to plays at a quick pace and his positioning has allowed him to flourish with Liberec. He's rarely out of position and cuts off shooters' angles with ease. He also has an ideal NHL build, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 185-lbs.

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: 3 (International)

Trent Miner - Vancouver (WHL)

Miner played a big part in the Giants' success in the regular season and playoffs. Playing in a 1A-1B role with David Tendeck, Miner was always ready when called upon, excelling thanks to his incredible vision. He posted a .924 save percentage in 32 games, ranking him first among the Top 10 North-American goaltenders ranked by NHL Central Scouting.

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: 6 (North American)

Taylor Gauthier - Prince George (WHL)

Gauthier had an up-and-down year in Prince George but as his game rounds out, he could develop into a very good pro goalie. Post-to-post, he could be the best in this year's goalie class and he has a stellar glove hand. When he's on top of his game, he's extremely hard to beat.

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: 7 (North American)

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