Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Flames Forced to Watch First Round of NHL Draft

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Flames Forced to Watch First Round of NHL Draft

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Calgary Flames forced to watch first round

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DALLAS - The Calgary Flames sat and watched the first 31 picks of the NHL draft on Friday night.

And as things stand, they'll also be waiting at their table at American Airlines Center for a good chunk of Saturday.

Calgary doesn't have a selection this year until midway through the fourth round with picks No. 105 and 108 after making two trades at last year's draft.

The Flames dealt their first- and second-round picks in 2018 to the New York Islanders as part of the package to acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic last June.

The trade didn't go according to plan as Calgary nose dived late in the regular season and missed the playoffs. The Islanders used the first rounder acquired from the Flames to take defenceman Noah Dobson of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 12th overall Friday. …

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