2003 Calgary Flame Draft Selections


Position: Defence
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 194
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: November 2, 1984
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Acquired: Drafted in 2003 (2nd Rd, #39)

Calgarypuck Story

A puck moving defenceman with above average speed and skills. Described as being physical in front of his own net. Should fill out in size to 6'1" and 210 lbs when he matures.

A better, more physical Toni Lydman.

Given the history of his countrymen, he might end up playing his entire career in Europe. Swiss drafted players are still looking to make significant breakthroughs in the NHL game.

The Experts:
"blazing speed, brought a few people out of their seats with end to end rushes, makes opponents pay a price" - The Hockey News

"He had two goals and four points in six games and you could not help but notice him when he was on the ice." - Alan Adams NHL.com on Ramholt's WJC performance


Pick Appraisal:

Calgary's team speed will get a boost when they're able to put together a crew of good puck-moving defencemen and Ramholt appears to fit the bill. A more than worthwhile risk at the 39th pick for this particular organization.

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 Zurich Sui A 37 3 0 3 14
2002-03 Zurich Switz. 30 2 0 2 12

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