Eric Nystrom
Brandon Prust

Tomi Maki

David Moss

Egor Shastin

Ryan Donally

Victor Borbov

Yuri Artemenkov
Andrei Taratukhin
Yuri Trubachev
Aki Seitsonen
Dustin Boyd
Brian McConnell
Emanuel Peter
Tyler Johnson

Jiri Cetkovsky
Kris Chucko
Jamie Tardiff
David Van Der Gulik
Thomas Bellemare
Ruslan Zainullin

Darren Lynch
Dion Phaneuf
Tim Ramholt
Jonas Frogren
Brennan Evans
Roman Rozakov
Pierre Johnsson
Dimitri Kokorev

Adam Pardy
Jim Hakewill
Jyri Marttinen
Mark Giordano
Joe Campbell
Richie Regehr
Andrei Medvedev
Brent Krahn
Curtis McElhinney
Davis Parley
Jim Spratt
Dion Phaneuf
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'02 R. Deer 67 5 12 17 170
'03 R. Deeir 71 16 14 30 185


Year Rank Rating Projection
2003 1st 4.43 Solid Player
Calgary Flames Profile
NASHVILLE -- The Calgary Flames have a new blueline prospect after drafting Dion Phaneuf ninth overall at the NHL Entry Draft here on Saturday. The strapping Phaneuf is an Edmonton native who plays for the Red Deer Rebels and is coached by Brent Sutter, the brother of Calgary GM and coach Darryl Sutter. [more]

A Phenom Named Phaneuf
Kids these days. One day they're darting around on the slush at West Edmonton Mall in the Brick Novice tournament and tip-toeing into the dressing room of the Edmonton Oilers as a wide-eyed kid. Next thing you know, they're skating in the CHL's Top Prospects game -- the mid-season showcase for the top junior hockey players on the planet -- and knocking somebody's block off. [more]

Flames Grab A Rebel
NASHVILLE -- Dion Phaneuf, the Calgary Flames insist, was the target long before the draft. Around nine months ago, said director of scouting Tod Button. The desire was so great, Darryl Sutter tried to move up from the No.-9 position to ensure getting the Red Deer Rebels defenceman, though to no avail. [more]

RW University of Minnesota
Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'04 Salmon Arm 53 32 55 87 161
'03 Salmon Arm 59 14 19 33 80


Year Rank Rating Projection
2004 4th 3.86 Solid Player
Flames Stick With Sutter Types
RALEIGH, N.C. (CP) -- The Calgary Flames didn't sway from their model at the NHL draft, selecting the kind of skilled and tough players that got Darryl Sutter's team to the Stanley Cup final.  [more]

Meet Chucko
RALEIGH — Talk about putting instant pressure on your buddy. Seeing as his Salmon Arm teammate Kris Chucko was selected by the Flames a few picks after him in yesterday’s NHL Entry Draft, Travis Zajac was asked for a brief scouting report.  [more]

Golden Day
Winnipegger Travis Zajac and Kris Chucko of Burnaby went to Salmon Arm two years ago to develop their hockey skills and earn an NCAA scholarship.  [more]

Chucko, Olver Among Those Who See Stock Rise
RALEIGH, N.C. — Kris Chucko, headed to Minnesota in the fall, was one of three players taken from the British Columbia Junior League in the first 50 picks of the draft, including his Salmon Arm teammate Travis Zajac and second-round pick Ray Sawada.  [more]

Yr Team GP GA Avg %
'01 4 Nations 3 - 1.33 -
'02 WJC U20 6 - 1.67 .908
'02 WJC U18 5 - 2.88 .906


Year Rank Rating Projection
2001 4th 3.5 Solid Player
2002 10th 2.7 Average
2003 3rd 3.98 Solid Player
Young lions on the side of the road
What Super League club can boast that their backup goalie is a three time world champion? Even if it is amongst the junior U18 and U20 national teams. Only Spartak can boast this. In Andrei Medvedev’s short biography this paradox is not the only one. However, as it turned out, Medvedev regards the issue calmly, believing that his time will come. [more]
Yr Team GP GA Avg %
'01 Calgary 18 61 3.54 .891
'02 Seattle 28 9 1.79 .928


Year Rank Rating Projection
2000 2nd 3.7 Solid Player
2001 3rd 3.8 Solid Player
2002 8th 3.00 Average
2003 4th 3.65 Solid Player
Flames' prospect Brent Krahn get another chance with Seattle Thunderbirds
Brent Krahn's stop-and-start junior hockey career was flapping in the wind when the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen released the 20-year-old goaltender outright in January. [more]

Krahn named WHL Player of the Week
The Western Hockey League Player of the Week is goaltender Brent Krahn of the Seattle Thunderbirds. Krahn earned player of the week honours by recording three wins and one overtime loss, including back-to-back shutouts in four games versus the Kootenay Ice as the Thunderbirds won the best-of-seven WHL Western Conference Semi-Finals four games to one. [more]

Krahn's still a keeper for Flames
Highly touted goaltending prospect Brent Krahn may have gone through three straight injury-plagued seasons but the Calgary Flames insist they won't give up on their 2000 first-round draft choice. [more]

Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'03 Zurich 37 3 0 3 14
'03 Zurich 30 3 0 3 12


Year Rank Rating Projection
2003 5th 3.6 Average

Calgary Flames Profile
NASHVILLE -- The Calgary Flames surprised many with their second round pick as they went to Europe to draft Swiss defenceman Tim Ramholt.He might not be well-known in North America but was ranked 16th overall among European skaters by Central Scouting. [more]

Yr Team GP G A Pts PIM
'01 US U18 66 15 17 32 102
'02 U. Mich 32 15 9 24 32


Year Rank Rating Projection
2002 5th 3.4 Average
USCHO.com: Father's Footsteps
TORONTO — Every son wants to follow his father’s footsteps. And on Saturday, Michigan’s Eric Nystrom took that first step. As the 10th pick by the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Nystrom is now officially on his way to becoming the second generation of Nystroms in the NHL, following his father and legendary New York Islander Bob Nystrom. [more]

Yahoo Sports: Father's Winning Ways
TORONTO (CP) - Like many players selected at the NHL draft, Calgary Flames' top draft pick Eric Nystrom was coached by his father while growing up. But in Nystrom's case, the coach was a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the New York Islanders - former crashing winger Bob Nystrom. [more]

Michigan Daily: Nystrom Grabbed by Calgary
Before last year, the Michigan hockey team had just two players drafted in the top 10 of the NHL Entry Draft. But the Wolverines have now produced two top-10 picks in as many seasons. [more]

Calgary Sun: Proud Father
TORONTO -- Bob Nystrom was known as a cool customer during his playing days with the New York Islanders but yesterday at the Air Canada Centre, in a tense moment, he lost his famed composure [more]

Calgary Herald: Western Roots
The Calgary Flames went for pedigree in drafting Eric Nystrom, the son of former New York Islanders winger Bob Nystrom, in the first round of the NHL draft on Saturday. [more]

Calgary Herald: Tap Them Genes
Too young to have witnessed the heyday of his father's hockey career, Eric Nystrom is nevertheless fully aware of Pop's pop. [more]


Feature Guide

Potential Rating Key

Likelihood Rating Key

Flames Future - 2000

Flames Future - 2001

Future Flames - 2002

Future Flames - 2003

Prospect Detail - 2004

Potential Analysis - 2004

Likelihood Analysis - 2004

Combined Analysis - 2004

2000 to 2001

2001 to 2002

2002 to 2003

2003 to 2004

Dion Phaneuf

Kris Chucko

Andrei Medvedev

Brent Krahn

Tim Ramholt

Eric Nystrom

Past Ratings vs. Current Success

Right On the Money 2002

Way Off the Mark 2002

Right On the Money 2003

Way Off the Mark 2003

Right On the Money 2004

Way Off the Mark 2004


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