Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XXX: 385-381

Dilip Vishwanat

In today's summary, we review Clay Wilson, David Van Der Gulik, Darrel Scoville, Mark Cundari, and Andre Roy.

385. Clay Wilson

Wilson is a 6', 195 lb. defenseman from Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. Born on April 5th, 1983, he entered the limelight with four seasons of collegiate hockey with Michigan Tech. His time there would see him manage 17 goals and 40 assists in 148 contests. He graduated with the Class of 2005.

Before making his way to the NHL, Wilson played with the UHL's Muskegon Fury (17 games, six goals, 12 assists), the Grand Rapids Griffins (60 games, 10 goals, 27 assists) and the Portland Pirates (93 games, 12 goals, 39 assists). He joined the Columbus Blue Jackets part of the way through the 2007-08 season, and spent most of his time in the organization with the Syracuse Crunch (90 games, 19 goals, 40 assists). He also had a few cups of coffee in Columbus, scoring a goal with two assists in 12 matches.

Later, Wilson caught on with the Atlanta Thrashers (two games), and the Florida Panthers (17 games, three goals, two assists). He signed a free agent contract for Calgary on the first day of free agency during the 2011 offseason.

Wilson played 66 games for the Abbotsford Heat in 2011-12, scoring 16 times with 27 assists. He played five games with the Flames over two call ups, taking seven shots on goal, earning four penalty minutes, and finishing with an even rating. To date, it remains his last NHL appearance.

Wilson has spent the last two campaigns with Dombass Hockey Club in the KHL (105 games, 14 goals, 28 assists).

All-Time Statline: Five games, zero goals, zero assists, even rating, four penalty minutes, 0.11 point shares.

384. David Van Der Gulik

Van Der Gulik is a 5'10", 173 lb. right winger from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Born on April 20th, 1983, he earned some notoriety as a member of the Chilliwack Chiefs for two seasons in the BCHL, scoring 80 goals with 100 assists in 116 games starting with the 2000-01 season. The Flames selected him in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft with the 206th overall pick.

Instead of turning pro right away, Van Der Gulik began a collegiate career with Boston University. In four seasons with the Terriers, scoring 52 goals with 41 assists in 141 games. He also earned 204 penalty minutes. After graduating with the Class of 2006, he joined the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights.

Van Der Gulik spent all 80 games with the Knights in 2006-07 (16 goals, 27 assists, 69 PiM) and most of the next two with the new Flames AHL affiliate, the Quad City Flames (153 games, 36 goals, 42 assists, 120 PiM). In February 2009, the Flames called him up for his first look at the NHL.

Van Der Gulik played in just six games for the Flames, averaging 8:29 per appearance. He took 11 shots on goal, but failed to light the lamp. He earned his first point, an assist, in a 6-3 Flames win over the Ottawa Senators on March 3rd. He tallied another in his next game, a 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers.

After another season in the Flames minor league system (with the Abbotsford Heat in 2009-10, 64 games, 16 goals, 24 assists), Van Der Gulik signed on as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche. Most of the time was spent with the Lake Erie Monsters (181 games, 58 goals, 63 assists). He also played part of each season with the Avs, totaling two goals and nine assists in 42 contests.

All-Time Statline: Six games, zero goals, two assists, minus-1 rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.11 point shares.

383. Darrel Scoville

Scoville, a native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, was born on October 13th, 1975. He played for Merrimack College for three seasons, racking up 17 goals and 61 assists in 107 games. The 6'3", 203 lb. defenseman signed a free agent contract with the Flames preceding the 1998-99 season.

Scoville spent his first professional season with the Saint John Flames, scoring once with seven assists in 61 games. The next season would see his output increase to 11 goals with 25 assists in 64 games for Saint John. He played six games with Calgary's version of the Flames. He played nine and a half minutes per game, and did not score. His best game was his last, a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on February 26th. He earned a minor penalty and finished the game with a team best plus-3 rating.

Scoville stayed with the organization for one more season, back with Saint John. He played 76 games and scored 11 times with 32 assists. During the 2001 offseason, he signed a free agent contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most of his three seasons with the club were spent with the Syracuse Crunch (145 games, 19 goals, 57 assists). He also played 10 games with the Blue Jackets, and later appeared with the Hershey Bears (seven games), the Providence Bruins (43 games, one goal, six assists), and VSV EC (Austria, 208 games, 37 goals, 76 assists).

All-Time Statline: Six games, zero goals, zero assists, plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.11 point shares.

382. Mark Cundari

Born April 23rd, 1990, the 5'9", 200 lb. Cundari was a defenseman originally from Woodbridge, Ontario. After two seasons in juniors with the Windsor Spitfires (125 games, 12 goals, 33 assists) in the OHL, the St. Louis Blues signed him to a free agent contract. That was during the 2008 offseason.

Cundari stuck around for two more seasons with the Spitfires (123 games, 18 goals, 68 assists). He played nearly all of his following three seasons with the Blues top affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen (173 games, 20 goals, 50 assists). The Blues traded him with Reto Berra and a first round pick (Emile Poirier) to the Flames for Jay Bouwmeester on April 1st, 2013.

Cundari earned three assists in two games with the Abbotsford Heat to close out the 2012-13 season. He also made a four game appearance with the Flames, playing just under 20 minutes per game. In his first contest, he scored a goal and assisted on another. Both points came on the power play as the Flames earned a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on April 21st. The following contest, and April 23rd, would see him earn an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. He scored his goal on eight shots, and finished the season with a minus-2 rating and two penalty minutes.

In 2013-14, Cundari played the first part of the season with the Heat after failing to break camp with the Flames. In 32 games, he had only four goals with six assists. His performance prompted the Flames brass to loan him to the AHL's Chicago Wolves, where he had five goals and eight assists in 22 games. The Flames decided to give him another look as the season came to a close. He didn't do as well as he had in his last four game callup, failing to score while taking six shots on goal and tallying up a minus-4 rating in just 43 combined minutes on the ice.

All-Time Statline: Eight games, one goal, two assists, minus-6 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.11 point shares.

381. Andre Roy

Roy was a 6'4", 229 lb. right winger from Port Chester, New York. Born on February 8th, 1975, he played a season in the QMJHL with the Beauport Harfangs (33 games, six goals, seven assists, 125 PiM). His season was followed by a sixth round selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, 151st overall.

Roy played two more seasons in the QMJHL between the Chicoutimi Sagueneens (52 games, 19 goals, 22 assists, 242 PiM) and the Drummondville Voltigeurs (34 games, 18 goals, 13 assists, 233 PiM). Starting with the 1995-96 season, he played most of the next four seasons in the minor leagues, with the Providence Bruins (144 games, 27 goals, 30 assists, 555 PiM), the Charlotte Checkers (27 games, 10 goals, eight assists, 132 PiM), Fort Wayne Komets (65 games, 15 goals, six assists, 395 PiM), and the Boston Bruins (13 games, two assists, 12 PiM).

Starting in 1999-00, Roy appeared exclusively at hockey's highest level. After playing three seasons with the Ottawa Senators (193 games, 13 goals, 16 assists, 462 PiM), he appeared with the Tampa Bay Lightning (218 games, 17 goals, 14 assists, 484 PiM) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (47 games, two goals, one assist, 128 PiM). He signed with the Flames during the 2008 offseason.

Roy scored three times on 26 shots in 44 games for Calgary. He spent a total of 83 minutes in the penalty box, and finished the season with a decent minus-1 rating. He scored his first goal for the Flames on October 11th in a 5-4, overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks, also earning a five minute major for fighting Vancouver's Darcy Hordichuk. On January 30th, he netted the game winner in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators. Later, he appeared in two playoff contests for Calgary as the Chicago Blackhawks won the best-of-seven series in six games.

All-Time Statline: 44 games, three goals, zero assists, minus-1 rating, 83 penalty minutes, 0.11 point shares.

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