Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XXVIII: 395-391

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Today, we feature Brad Miller, Yves Sarault, Jason Morgan, Ben Hanowski, and Greg Pankewicz.

395. Brad Miller

Miller was a 6'4", 226 lb. defenseman from Edmonton, Alberta. Born on July 23rd, 1969, he was drafted after two seasons in juniors with the Regina Pats, in the WHL. Starting in 1985-86, he scored 12 goals and 52 assists with 253 penalty minutes in 138 games. He was picked in the second round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres with the 22nd overall pick.

Miller remained with the Pats for most of the 1987-88 season, scoring another nine goals with 34 assists in 61 games, also earning 148 penalty minutes. His professional debut came later in the season, when he earned four penalty minutes in three games with the Rochester Americans. The next season would see him return to the Pats for eight goals and 18 assists in 34 games. That season would also see him appear with the Americans (three games, four PiM) and the Buffalo Sabres (seven games, six PiM).

Over the next three seasons, Miller played most of his time with the Americans (136 games, two goals, 23 assists, 634 PiM) and the Sabres (56 games, one goal, four assists, 259 PiM). After he was claimed by the Ottawa Senators in the Expansion Draft of 1992, he played with the New Haven Senators (41 games, one goal, nine assists, 138 PiM) and Ottawa (11 games, 42 penalty minutes). He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the season, and closed the campaign with the St. John's Maple Leafs (20 games, three assists, 61 PiM).

During the 1993 offseason, Miller was traded with Jeff Perry to the Flames for Todd Gillingham and Paul Holden. Most of the year would see him suit up for the Flames AHL affiliate in Saint John (36 games, three goals, 12 assists, 174 PiM). He tabbed his only point with Calgary on October 9th, an assist in a 5-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks. He would total eight games with Calgary. He didn't score while putting the puck on net twice, registered just that one assist, posted a minus-2 rating and earned 14 penalty minutes.

Miller spent the rest of his playing career in the IHL. He made appearances with the Minnesota Moose (88 games, one goal, 18 assists, 351 PiM), the Utah Grizzlies (59 games, five assists, 164 PiM), the Atlanta Knights (five games, eight PiM), the Quebec Rafales (57 games, one goal, seven assists, 132 PiM), the San Antonio Dragons (58 games, three goals, six assists, 228 PiM), and the Las Vegas Thunder (73 games, five goals, 16 assists, 264 PiM).

All-Time Statline: Eight games, zero goals, one assist, minus-2 rating, 14 penalty minutes, 0.10 point shares.

394. Yves Sarault

Sarault was a 6'1", 200 lb. left winger from Valleyfield, Quebec. Born on December 23rd, 1972, he enjoyed three seasons in the QMJHL between three teams, totaling 78 goals, 104 assists and 361 penalty minutes in 194 contests between the Victoriaville Tigres, the St. Jean Lynx, and the Trois Rivieres Draveurs. He was chosen in the third round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens with the 61st overall pick.

Sarault spent three and a quarter years in Montreal's system, with the Wheeling Thunderbirds (two games, one goal, three assists), the Fredericton Canadiens (188 games, 51 goals, 52 assists) and Montreal (22 games, one assist).

On November 26, 1995, Sarault was traded along with Craig Ferguson to the Flames for an eighth round pick (Petr Kubos). He played 26 games with Saint John, scoring 10 goals and 12 assists. He also played in 11 games for Calgary. In his first game, that same day, he scored a goal in a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks. On December 1st, he scored a goal and an assist in an 8-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Sarault had a very long career after his time with the Flames. He spent his next seven season with various AHL and IHL teams, also playing in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche (30 games, three goals, one assist), the Ottawa Senators (22 games, three assists), the Atlanta Thrashers (20 games, five goals, four assists), and the Nashville Predators (one game). From 2002-03 through 2012-13, he played mostly in Switzerland, also making professional level appearances in Germany, Austria, and Quebec.

All-Time Statline: 11 games, two goals, one assist, minus-2, four penalty minutes, 0.10 point shares.

393. Jason Morgan

Morgan was a 6'1", 200 lb. center from St. John's, Newfoundland. Born on October 9th, 1976, he played 186 games in the OHL between the Kitchener Rangers (100 games, nine goals, 30 assists) and the Kingston Frontenacs (86 games, 16 goals, 41 assists). The Los Angeles Kings selected him in the fifth round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft with the 118th overall pick.

Morgan played in 14 NHL level games with the Kings over the next two seasons (one goal, minus-10 rating). He played most of his career in the minor leagues, racking up 112 goals and 213 assists in 584 AHL contests. After his last game with the Kings, on April 15th, 1998, he didn't appear in the NHL for the next five years and eight months.

In December, 2003, Morgan played in 13 games for Calgary. He skated just under 10 minutes per game and totaled 14 shots on goal. On the 9th, he assisted on the Flames only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild. His second assist happened on the 28th, as the Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1. Calgary waived him on New Years Eve.

Morgan later made NHL appearances with the Nashville Predators (six games, two assists), the Chicago Blackhawks (seven games, one goal, one assist), and the Minnesota Timberwolves (four goals). He played the last two seasons in the CHL with the Arizona Sundogs (121 games, 29 goals, 56 assists).

All-Time Statline: 13 games, zero goals, two assists, plus-1 rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.10 point shares.

392. Ben Hanowski

Hanowski is a 6'2", 210 lb. right winger from Little Falls, Minnesota, and the state's all-time points leader for prep hockey. Born on October 18th, 1990, he scored well over three points per game in high school, totaling 405 points (196 goals, 209 assists) in 117 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins chose him in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft with the 63rd overall pick.

Hanowski didn't turn pro right away, instead joining St. Cloud State for four seasons of collegiate hockey. He scored 62 goals with 51 assists in 156 games for the Huskies. The Penguins traded him with Kenneth Agostino and a first round pick (Morgan Klimchuk) for Jarome Iginla on March 28th, 2013.

Hanowski did not appear in the AHL between his college career and his professional debut. He scored a goal on that night, April 15th, in a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. He went on to play in four more games through the season, playing 13:18 per night, taking four shots on goal, and posting an even rating.

2013-14 would see Hanowski play most of the year with the Abbotsford Heat (55 games, 13 goals, 18 assists). He joined the Flames in March and April, playing in 11 contests for Calgary, making two assists, earning one minor penalty, taking 10 shots on goal, and finishing the season at minus-2. He tabbed one assist in four playoff games for the Heat after the Flames season was concluded.

All-Time Statline: 16 games, one goal, two assists, minus-2 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.10 point shares.

391. Greg Pankewicz

Born on November 6th, 1970, Pankewicz was a 6', 205 lb. right winger from Drayton Valley, Alberta. He was a free agent with the New Haven Senators (62 games, 23 goals, 20 assists, 163 PiM) when the parent club in Ottawa signed him during the 1993 offseason.

Pankewicz spent most of the next two seasons with the Prince Edward Island Senators, lighting the lamp 70 times with 59 helpers and an impressive (for a "skill" guy) 402 penalty minutes in 144 games. He also played in three games with Ottawa in 1993-94.

Before appearing with the Flames, Pankewicz played with the Portland Pirates (28 games, nine goals, 12 assists, 99 PiM), the Chicago Wolves (45 games, nine goals, 16 assists, 164 PiM), and the Manitoba Moose (155 games, 74 goals, 68 assists, 468 PiM). He signed with Calgary during the 1998 offseason.

1998-99 would see Pankewicz play with the Kentucky Thoroughblades (10 games, two goals, three assists) and the Saint John Flames (30 games, 10 goals, 14 assists, 84 PiM). He also played in 18 games for Calgary from October through January, dishing out three helpers and racking up 20 minutes in the penalty box. On November 25th, he earned an assist, a minor penalty, and posted a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.

After his time with the Flames, Pankewicz went on to play with the Houston Aeros (136 games, 44 goals, 43 assists, 365 PiM), the Pensacola Ice Pilots (130 games, 85 goals, 87 assists, 646 PiM), and the Colorado Eagles (304 games, 207 goals, 257 assists, 1130 PiM).

All-Time Statline: 18 games, zero goals, three assists, even rating, 20 penalty minutes, 0.10 point shares.

That's another one, and we're a quarter of the way through the all-time roster. Tomorrow, five more guys, including another Yves (figure the odds!).

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