It is safe to say Tyler Parsons' first professional season didn't go the way he had planned.
"Tyler missed 20 games this season due to injury," Flames assistant GM Brad Pascall told CalgaryFlames.com. "He played 28 in the ECHL and seven in the American League. Playing 35 games in your first year of pro is good but you want your young players playing and not sitting.
"Unfortunately, he was injured at various times through the year. It was frustrating for him, for sure. I think his injuries made it difficult for him to get into a rhythm.
"He would be playing well, getting used to the pro game and then would miss some games due to injury. He'd get back, recovered from an injury, and get back into the swing of things, playing well, and then have another injury.
"The injuries, they hampered his season - you can't get into any sort of rhythm when you're battling injuries over the year, physically or mentally."