Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XXXIV: 365-361

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Today, we look at defensemen Chad Billins and Stewart Malgunas, right winger Ladislav Kohn, center Max Reinhart, and left winger Brandon Prust.

365. Chad Billins

Billins is a 5'10", 175 lb. defenseman from Marysville, Michigan. Born on May 26th, 1989, he played four seasons at the collegiate level with Ferris State University. In 149 contests for the Bulldogs, he lit the lamp 17 times with 50 assists before graduating with the Class of 2012.

2012-13 would see Billins complete an AHL season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, and score 10 times with 27 assists in 76 games. He increased his AHL production in 2013-14 with the Abbotsford Heat in less games, scoring 10 goals and assisting on 32 others in 65 games.

His first callup to the NHL, in November, would see him collect two assists in two games, a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild and a 3-2 setback against the St. Louis Blues. His second callup would cover Calgary's last eight games of the season, when he added another assist and took a total of three shots on goal. He finished the season with a minus-3 rating in just over 12 minutes of ice time per game. Later, he tabbed two more assists in four playoff games for the Heat.

All-Time Statline: 10 games, zero goals, three assists, minus-3 rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.21 point shares.

364. Ladislav Kohn

Kohn, a native of Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, was born on March 4th, 1975. A 5'11", 194 lb. right winger, he earned Calgary's notice after playing the 1993-94 season in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, where he had 33 goals and 35 assists in 69 games. The Flames made him their seventh round selection in 1994, 175th overall. He had an even better season with the Broncos in 1994-95, scoring 32 goals with 60 helpers and 122 penalty minutes in 65 games.

In 1995-96, Kohn averaged a point per game with the Saint John Flames, making 28 goals with 45 assists and 97 minutes in the box over 73 appearances. He scored a goal in his first NHL appearance, on October 25th in a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. In his five games with the Flames, he took eight shots on goal, posted a minus-1 rating, and spent two minutes in the penalty box.

1996-97 would see Kohn score 28 goals with 29 assists with 81 penalty minutes in 76 games for Saint John. He did not make another NHL appearance until the following season, four games in November of 1997. He earned his only point that season for the Flames on November 22nd, an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He took two shots on goal and had a plus-2 rating. Most of the season would see him back with Saint John, scoring 25 times with 31 assists and 90 penalty minutes in 65 AHL games.

During the 1998 offseason, the Flames traded Kohn to the Toronto Maple Leafs for David Cooper. Over the next four and a half seasons, he made appearances with Toronto (16 games, one goal, three assists), the St. John's Maple Leafs (61 games, 27 goals, 42 assists), the Anaheim Ducks (128 games, nine goals, 19 assists), the Atlanta Thrashers (26 games, three goals, four assists), the Detroit Red Wings (four games), the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (four games), and the Espoo Blues (Finland, 40 games, 22 goals, 13 assists, 103 PiM). Calgary reacquired his NHL rights during the 2002 offseason, trading "future considerations" to Detroit.

Kohn scored eight goals and 19 assists in 35 games for the Saint John Flames in 2002-03. In three contests with Calgary, he earned one assist, posted a plus-1 rating, took three shots on goal, and spent two minutes in the penalty box while playing just under nine minutes a game. He later played with the Philadelphia Phantoms (15 games, four goals, seven assists), the Blues (214 games, 78 goals, 80 assists), CSKA Moscow (56 games, 12 goals, 19 assists), Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik (KHL, 54 games, 13 goals, 13 assists), Trinec Ocelari HC (Czech, 121 games, 33 goals, 58 assists, 238 PiM), Ambri-Piotta (Swiss, eight games, one goal, three assists), and Ceske Budejovice HC (Czech, 28 games, three goals, 14 assists) in 2012-13.

All-Time Statline: 12 games, one goal, two assists, plus-2 rating, four penalty minutes, 0.21 point shares.

363. Max Reinhart

Reinhart is a 6'1", 185 lb. center from North Vancouver, British Columbia. Born on February 4th, 1992, he was with the Kootenay Ice for four seasons beginning in 2008-09. He totaled 94 goals and 141 assists in 266 games. The Flames chose him in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 64th overall.

Reinhart joined the Abbotsford Heat for one game near the end of the 2011-12 regular season, scoring two goals. He added a goal and an assist in four playoff games. In 2012-13, he played in 67 games for Abbotsford, making seven goals and 14 assists and racking up a minus-26 rating. He also joined the Flames for the month of April. He earned his first point on April 10th, an assist in a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. He got his first goal three nights later in a 4-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers. He would total one goal on 26 shots over 11 games, also earning four penalty minutes, a minus-3 rating and two assists in 14:25 per game.

In 2013-14, Reinhart again spent the majority of the season with Abbotsford, making 21 goals with 42 assists in 66 games. He joined the Flames for four game in November, taking two shots on goal while earning a plus-1 rating with two penalty minutes. In March, he showed up for four more games, earning two assists and an even rating while taking five more shots on net. He averaged just under 11 minutes per contest. After the regular season, he scored a goal with three assists in four playoff contests before the Heat were eliminated. He is signed with the Flames through the end of the 2014-15 season.

All-Time Statline: 19 games, one goal, four assists, minus-2 rating, six penalty minutes, 0.21 point shares.

362. Brandon Prust

Prust is a 6'2", 192 lb. left winger from London, Ontario. Born on March 16th, 1984, he played three OHL seasons with the London Knights starting with the 2002-03 season (177 games, 41 goals, 70 assists, 537 PiM). The Flames selected him in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, with the 70th overall pick.

Prust spent most of his first two professional seasons in the AHL with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (142 games, 29 goals, 24 assists, 505 PiM). In his time with Calgary, in November and December of 2007, he played in 10 games, got in three fights, for 25 penalty minutes, and averaged just over six minutes per game.

In 2007-08, Prust played the entire season with the Quad City Flames (79 games, 10 goals, 27 assists, 248 PiM). The following season would see him spend the whole season in the NHL, less some time for injuries. In 25 games for the Flames, he played 6:21 per game, scoring a goal on 15 shots with an assist, a minus-4 rating, and 79 penalty minutes. He scored his first point on October 11th, an assist in a 5-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. His first goal came on October 25th, as the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-1. On March 4th, the Flames traded him with Matthew Lombardi and a draft pick (Brandon Gormley) for Olli Jokinen and a draft pick (Josh Birkholz).

Prust finished out the season with Phoenix (11 games, one assist, 29 penalty minutes). During the offseason, the 'totes sent him back to the Flames for Jim Vandermeer. His second time around with Calgary would see him score a goal on 23 shots along with four assists in 43 games. He tabbed two helpers on October 16th in a 5-3 win over the Canucks. He played around six and a half minutes per night and earned another 98 penalty minutes. On February 2nd, he was sent to the New York Rangers with Olli Jokinen for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik.

Prust played with the Rangers for three seasons (190 games, 22 goals, 33 assists, 381 PiM). During the free agent feeding frenzy on July 1st, 2012, the Montreal Canadiens signed him to a four-year, $10,000,000 contract, ending in 2015-16. His first two seasons with the Habs would see him score score 11 goals with 16 assists and 231 penalty minutes in 90 games. He has earned two assists for Montreal through 12 contests of the current postseason, as the Canadiens try to earn their 24th Stanley Cup.

All-Time Statline: 78 games, two goals, five assists, plus-3 rating, 202 penalty minutes, 0.21 point shares.

361. Stewart Malgunas

Malgunas is a native of Prince George, British Columbia. Born on April 21st, 1970, he grew into a 6', 200 lb. defenseman. He was drafted after playing two seasons with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds (135 games, 26 goals, 89 assists) by the Detroit Red Wings, in the fourth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, 66th overall.

Malgunas spent his first three professional seasons with the Adirondack Red Wings (192 games, 12 goals, 59 assists, 191 PiM). In 1993-94, he found his way to the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers (71 games, one goal, three assists, 90 PiM), also finding playing time with the Hershey Bears (32 games, three goals, five assists, 28 PiM), the Portland Pirates (186 games, 24 goals, 52 assists, 199 PiM), the Winnipeg Jets (29 games, one assist, 32 PiM), the Washington Capitals (25 games, 20 PiM), and the Detroit Vipers (nine games, two assists, 10 PiM).

On February 3rd, 2000, the Flames claimed Malgunas on waivers from the Nashville Predators. Upon joining the organization, he played in four games with the Flames. He scored his only point on Valentine's Day, an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. His season ended that night, with a serious concussion. He finished with a plus-1 rating and one minor penalty in 13 minutes per appearance.

Malgunas played three more seasons, with the Hershey Bears (25 games, two assists, 99 PiM) and the Frankfurt Lions (101 games, six goals, 24 assists, 221 PiM).

All-Time Statline: Four games, zero goals, one assist, plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.22 point shares.

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