Round # 7
147 Calgary Stefan Nilsson HV71 Jonkoping (SEL)
Born Feb 19 1968
He passed away in a motor vehicle accident 3 months prior to the draft. Calgary didn't have a full time scout in Sweden or Finland
at that time. They didn't know until after the draft that this had happened. Several teams who did have European scouts at that time knew full well what the Flames had done. No one bothered to tell the Flames until the draft was concluded.
Round # 12
233 Vancouver Stefan Nilsson C Troja (Sweden)
Center Born Dec 9 1968
Calgary challenged Vancouver's pick but the appeal was denied by the NHL as the Flames should have had the the correct information. Too bad so sad.
How about drafting a guy that never existed (granted it was done on purpose)?
Blomstrand just got called up to Djurgården mens team for a couple of European Trophy matches, he didn't get any ice time but it shows that at the moment he's the next guy in line come injuries etc. This was his first call-up to the mens team.
The team photographer had a little photo session with him afterwards.