Having just missed out on the 2012 post-season, the Calgary Flames were in almost the exact same draft spot headed into the 2012 NHL Draft (14th overall) as they were in 2011 (13th overall). The organization did not stand pat at that position however and traded back seven spots with the Buffalo Sabres, picking up a second round pick in the process.
The Flames had seven picks in total and selected three defenseman, two centers, one left-winger, and one goaltender. Four were Canadian-born players and three were American. That marked the first time since 2001 that the Flames drafted three American-born players.… read more