NHL 19: Calgary Flames Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Calgary Flames to glory with this roster?


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After a crushing end to the 2017/18 season, the Calgary Flames are determined to push for the playoffs in this campaign. With a veteran goaltender, two elite-level young forwards, many other youngsters breaking into the team, and one of the best defensive corps in the league, the Flames, with a little luck, could go deep in the playoffs this season.

Johnny Gaudreau, Left Wing, 90 OVR

Age: 25
Role: Left Wing Sniper
Height: 175cm
Weight: 71kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 95 Deking, Puck Control, Discipline 

Johnny Gaudreau personifies the new-age style of play in the NHL; speed and skill are taking over the league. Having scored 24 goals and 84 points in 80 games last season, Gaudreau has proven that size doesn’t matter, demonstrating his ability and shrewd talent for scoring over and over again. This season, at the 26-game mark, he joint-led the high-flying Flames with 29 points – tied with Matthew Tkachuk – helping his team to the top of the Pacific Division.

Mark Giordano, Defenseman, 86 OVR

Age: 34
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Height: 183cm
Weight: 90kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking. 89 Shot Blocking, Endurance, Body Checking 

In a team filled with young guns, a cooler, experienced head is needed to keep them grounded and lead the way, which is exactly what captain Mark Giordano does in every game. Despite his age, Giordano is still a top-class defenseman who is as effective in the defensive end as he is the offensive end. Last season, he played all 82 games and tallied 38 points and a neutral rating – a good rating for a minute-munching player on a team that conceded an average of three goals per game. This season, he’s stepped up again to tally 24 points at the 26-game mark with a +14 rating.

Mike Smith, Goaltender, 85 OVR

Age: 36
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 193cm
Weight: 97kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Puck Playing Frequency, Passing. 89 Breakaway, Stick Low. 

Mike Smith was somewhat hit and miss last season behind a team that also struggled for form. This season, he seems to have lost a lot of confidence, with his usual knack for collecting and playing the puck failing to come off. He has, however, also had some games where he’s next to unbeatable. But, through 26 games, he’s ceded 11 starts to 26-year-old David Rittich, who boasts a .924 save percentage and 2.21 goals against average to Smith’s .885 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average.

NHL 19 Calgary Flames Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Calgary Flames’ first lines start. Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau create a perfect duo in this line, despite Monahan being underrated at 87 overall. The defensive line is strong at both ends of the ice, with Travis Hamonic complimenting the two-way play of Mark Giordano nicely. James Neal brings a dose of physicality to the line while also boasting a tremendous shot.

Johnny Gaudreau (90) – Sean Monahan (87) – James Neal (84)
Mark Giordano (86) – Travis Hamonic (83)
Mike Smith (85)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Sean Monahan

87

Two-Way Center

191cm

23

Left

90 Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control

James Neal

84

Right Wing Power Forward

188cm

31

Left

91 Slap Shot Power. 90 Wrist Shot Power, Hand-Eye

Mikael Backlund

84

Two-Way Center

185cm

29

Left

89 Stick Checking, Defensive Awareness. 88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

T.J. Brodie

84

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

28

Left

90 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Passing, Puck Control

Noah Hanifin

84

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

21

Left

88 Slap Shot Power, Passing, Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Matthew Tkachuk

83

Left Wing Power Forward

188cm

20

Left

90 Aggressiveness. 89 Body Checking. 88 Balance

Travis Hamonic

83

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

28

Right

90 Stick Checking, Shot Blocking. 88 Defensive Awareness, Balance, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength

Elias Lindholm

83

Right Wing Playmaker

185cm

23

Right

88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Deking

Michael Frolik

81

Two-Way Right Wing

185cm

30

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Stick Checking, Speed

Michael Stone

80

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

28

Right

87 Strength, Balance. 86 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Endurance, Body Checking

Mark Jankowski

79

Two-Way Center

193cm

24

Left

85 Strength, Durability, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Agility, Acceleration, Balance, Stick Checking

Derek Ryan

79

Playmaker Center

180cm

31

Right

88 Deking. 87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Curtis Lazar

78

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

23

Right

85 Strength, Aggressiveness, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Speed, Balance, Agility, Acceleration, Stick Checking

*Brett Kulak

78

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

24

Left

87 Shot Blocking. 85 Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Endurance, Speed, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Sam Bennett

77

Two-Way Center

185cm

22

Left

87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Logan Shaw

76

Two-Way Right Wing

191cm

25

Right

87 Balance, Strength. 86 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Garnet Hathaway

75

Right Wing Grinder

188cm

26

Right

88 Aggressiveness. 87 Strength, Body Checking

Austin Czarnik

75

Playmaker Center

175cm

25

Right

85 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Viktor Svedberg

71

Defensive Defenseman

203cm

27

Left

89 Balance, 88 Strength, 87 Body Checking

Jon Gillies

77

Hybrid Goaltender

198cm

24

Left

85 Agility, Speed. 84 Recover, Vision

*Brett Kulak traded to the Montreal Canadiens on October 1.

Tyler Parsons, Goaltender, 68 OVR

Age: 20
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 183cm
Weight: 84kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Starter med

He’s not quite ready to be Mike Smith’s replacement, but in a few seasons, Tyler Parsons will be able to step up to the NHL crease and provide a trusty presence in the net. His 83 for speed and agility is already very promising, while his 80s for passing and puck playing frequency has him shaping up to be a like-for-like replacement to Smith, but in a more condensed package.

The Calgary Flames boast many exciting prospects who could challenge for an NHL place over the next couple of seasons, or fetch a fair price in the trade market. Defenseman Rasmus Andersson headlines to prospect pool and could make the jump into the stacked defensive corps of the Flames at the start of the game. Juuso Valimaki will soon be knocking on the door for a place in the NHL lines, as will Oliver Kylington – both of whom are defensemen. 

NHL 19 Calgary Flames Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Dmitri Zavgorodny

58

Playmaker Center

175cm

18

Right

Bottom 6 med

Milos Roman

62

Two-Way Center

180cm

18

Left

Top 9 med

Juuso Valimaki

70

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

19

Left

Top 4 med

Adam Ruzicka

63

Two-Way Center

193cm

19

Left

Top 9 med

D’Artagnan Joly

61

Right Wing Power Forward

188cm

19

Right

AHL Top 6 high

Dillon Dube

65

Two-Way Center

178cm

20

Left

Top 6 med

Linus Lindstrom

60

Two-Way Center

183cm

20

Left

AHL Top 6 med

Matthew Phillips

64

Playmaker Center

168cm

20

Right

Top 6 low

Glenn Gawdin

65

Two-Way Center

180cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Rasmus Andersson

78

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

21

Right

Top 4 med

Zach Fischer

61

Right Wing Grinder

188cm

21

Right

AHL Top 6 med

Oliver Kylington

70

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

Top 4 med

Mason McDonald

63

Hybrid Goaltender

193cm

22

Right

Backup med

Nick Schneider

61

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

21

Right

AHL Starter med

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