Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XIV: 465-461

Jason Jaffray in one of three games with Calgary.

Join us for another five players from the Flames history book. Jason Jaffray, Stu Grimson, Marko Jantkunen, Dave Gorman, and Rick Adduono consist of today's feature.

465. Jason Jaffray

Jaffray, a 6'1", 195 lb. left winger from Rimbey, Alberta, was born on June 30th, 1981. He played the better part of four seasons in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice, appearing in 236 contests and scoring 84 goals with 102 assists. He played 41 games with the Swift Current Broncos before leaving the WHL, scoring 23 times and assisting on 26 others.

Jaffray joined the ECHL's Roanoke Express in 2002-03, averaging over a point per game (64 games, 35 goals, 51 assists). He spent most of the next two seasons with the Wheeling Nailers (77 games, 43 goals, 43 assists). He also played a lot of 2004-05 at the AHL level, splitting time between the Manitoba Moose (14 games, four goals, four assists) and the Cleveland Barons (30 games, 10 goals, six assists).

Jaffray played the majority of the next three seasons with the Moose (193 games, 68 goals, 108 assists). He also earned his first NHL look with the Vancouver Canucks from December through February. On December 12th, in his first NHL game, he scored a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks. In total, he played 33 games for the Canucks over two seasons, scoring four goals with six assists.

During the 2009 offseason, Jaffray signed on as a free agent for the Flames. He played 75 games with the Abbotsford Heat (25 goals, 29 assists), also making three appearances with Calgary. He played just over seven minutes per game for the Flames, with four shots on goal and a minus-1 rating. After the season, the Flames sent him to the Ducks for Logan MacMillan.

Jaffray has played most of the time since then in the AHL. He has also played in 13 games for the Winnipeg Jets.

All-Time Statline: Three games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, zero penalty minutes, -0.10 point shares.

464. Stu Grimson

Grimson was a 6'4", 240 lb. left winger from Vancouver, British Columbia. Born on May 20th, 1965, the enforcer played three seasons in the WHL with the Regina Pats (182 games, 32 goals, 41 assists, 484 penalty minutes). The Detroit Red Wings selected him after his first season in Juniors (10th round, 1983 draft, 186th overall), but after two more seasons with the Pats, the Flames picked him up in the seventh round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft with the 143rd overall pick.

Grimson played two seasons at the collegiate level with the Manitoba Bisons, scoring 15 goals with 12 assists in 41 games, also collecting 180 penalty minutes.

After leaving college, Grimson spent three seasons in the Flames organization, mostly with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (172 games, 26 goals, 31 assists). On November 9th, 1988, he made his first NHL appearance with Calgary, in a 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Grimson threw down with Kevin McGuire, earning five penalty minutes. In his second call up to the NHL level, in January 1990, he played in three games, finishing with a minus-1 rating and 17 more penalty minutes.

The Flames waived Grimson during the offseason, and the Chicago Blackhawks selected him off waivers on October 1st. After three seasons with Chicago (167 games, three goals, four assists, 610 penalty minutes), he played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (231 games, five goals, eight assists, 583 penalty minutes, the Detroit Red Wings (68 games, one assist, 165 penalty minutes), the Hartford Whalers (75 games, two goals, two assists, 218 penalty minutes), the Carolina Hurricanes (82 games, three goals, four assists, 204 penalty minutes), the Los Angeles Kings (72 games, three goals, two assists, 235 penalty minutes) and the Nashville Predators (30 games, one goal, one assist, 76 penalty minutes.

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All-Time Statline: Four games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, 22 penalty minutes, -0.10 point shares.

463. Marko Jantunen

Jantunen was born on Valentine's Day, 1971. A 5'11, 187 lb. right winger, he was a native of Finland, from the town of Lahti. After a season with Reipas Lahti in Finland (39 games, nine goals, 20 assists), the Flames acquired his NHL rights in the 11th round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, with the 239th overall pick.

Jantunen played three more seasons in the Finnish league, between three clubs (138 games, 60 goals, 70 assists). He then played two years with Vastra Frolunda HC in Sweden (62 games, 32 goals, 22 assists) before making the transition to North American hockey.

Jantunen opened the 1996-97 season with the Flames. After going scoreless with a minus-1 rating and seven shots on goal, he was sent down to the Saint John Flames (24 games, eight goals, 15 assists). He wasn't long for Canada, and rejoined Vastra Frolunda that very same season.

Jantunen had a significant playing career in Sweden (374 games, 124 goals, 137 assists) and in Finland (519 games, 168 goals, 244 assists), most recently in 2009-10 with Pelicans Lahti (54 games, 15 goals, 22 assists).

All-Time Statline: Three games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, zero penalty minutes, -0.10 point shares.

462. Dave Gorman

Gorman was a 5'11", 180 lb. right winger from Oshawa, Ontario. Born on April 8th, 1955, he was a three year OHA veteran with the St. Catharines Black Hawks (189 games, 130 goals, 157 assists) when selected in the second round of the 1974 WHA Entry Draft by the Phoenix Roadrunners, 16th overall.

Gorman played three seasons with the Roadrunners (85 games, 14 goals, 25 assists), followed by three more WHA seasons with the Birmingham Bulls (175 games, 42 goals, 58 assists). He signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Flames during the 1979 offseason. He spent most of the 1979-80 season with the then-CHL Birmingham Bulls, scoring 22 goals and 43 assists in 75 games. He also made his only NHL appearance with the Flames, appearing in three games, taking one shot on goal, and finishing his NHL career with a minus-1 rating.

All-Time Statline: Three games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, zero penalty minutes, -0.10 point shares.

461. Rick Adduono

Adduono, a 5'11", 182 lb. center from Fort William, Ontario, was born on January 25th, 1955. After three seasons in Juniors with the OHA's Saint Catharines Black Hawks (180 games, 123 goals, 187 assists) he was selected in both drafts in 1975. The WHA San Diego Mariners took him in the second round, 27th overall, and the Boston Bruins picked him in the fourth round of the NHL Draft, 60th overall.

In 1975-76, Adduono played 68 games with the AHL Rochester Americans (11 goals, 23 assists, 24 penalty minutes). He also made his first NHL appearance with the Bruins, finishing with a minus-1 rating in his only game. He stayed on with the Americans for two more seasons (153 games, 67 goals, 105 penalty minutes).

Starting in 1978-79, Adduono joined the Birmingham Bulls for most of the next two seasons (158 games, 55 goals, 72 assists). He made an NHL appearance with the Atlanta Flames, playing three games in 1979-80 and finishing at minus-1 with two penalty minutes.

Adduono later went into coaching, most recently with the Iserlohn Roosters with the German League.

All-Time Statline: Three games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, -0.10 point shares.

That's five more Flames for you. Come back tomorrow for the next bunch as we keep on working our way towards the top of the pack.

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