The Calgary Flames recalled forward Sam Bennett, the fourth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, from the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League on Friday.
Bennett, 18, will join the Flames prior to their road game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC).
"It's pretty surreal right now," Bennett told the Flames website. "I’m sure when I’m out there and around the team, it will feel a lot more real. Obviously I’m really excited to be out there with them. It's a really exciting time of the year, especially for Calgary right now. I can't wait.
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"This is what I have wanted since I was 4 years old. I’m really excited to get going and meet the team."
Calgary (42-29-7) is third in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of the Los Angeles Kings having played one more game. The Flams have four games remaining trying to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Bennett was with the Flames in training camp before having shoulder surgery in mid-October. He returned to practice with the Flames in February, and after being medically cleared to play was returned to Kingston, his junior team.
Bennett had 11 goals and 24 points in 11 regular-season games for the Frontenacs, and had three assists in Kingston's four-game playoff loss to the North Bay Battalion.
In his three seasons with Kingston, Bennett has 65 goals and 155 points in 128 regular-season games. He has five goals and 15 points in 15 playoff games.