An inauspicious start to Regehr’s hockey journey turned into a pretty good NHL career. Our best #28 in Flames history didn’t have the easiest start to his NHL career and it wasn’t the long road through the minors that set him back.
Vail set Flames franchise records after only being with them for four seasons. Once again we’re jumping into the time machine to back to the prehistoric roots of the Flames and look at the first player to ever wear #27, who turned out to be the best #27 in Flames history and that player is named Eric Vail.
Relocation in the National Hockey League certainly isn’t a new concept, and many fanbases have seen their team move out in the NHL’s 100 years. The Calgary Flames officially became the Calgary Flames for the 1980-81 season after relocating from Atlanta, where they had spent the last eight years.
Reinhart was a jack of all trades blue liner who played some of his best hockey in the post season. For years the Flames the best #23 of all time was a fixture on the blue line and sometimes at forward and sometimes at centre.
As we move closer to a possible start to an NHL season, Oliver Kylington remains the lone Calgary Flame without a contract. The 2015 second-round pick has slowly worked his way onto the Flames’ roster and found himself in the lineup for 48 games during the 2019-20 season.
Injuries held him out of two Cup Finals, but Suter will always be remembered as one of Calgary’s best defencemen. Unfortunately for lots of Flames players who share the same number over the course of time, the players who played in the 80’s and early 90’s dwarf anyone who came later.
We’ve now gotten past Thanksgiving, and the holiday season is right around the corner. Like the last few years, PHR will take a look at what teams are thankful for, but this year comes with a bit of a change.
Today’s NHL Headlines gives way to NHL Rumors. It’s crazy that Mike Hoffman is still available and at the top of the list of remaining free agents. His agent was recently asked how patient they are willing to be and his response per Pierre Lebrun was, “very patient”.