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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXVI: 124-121

Tonight's article features right winger Shean Donovan, goaltender Dwayne Roloson, defenseman Michel Petit, and left winger Steve Bozek.

Steve Bozek played 261 games for Calgary, scoring 64 times with 79 helpers.
Steve Bozek played 261 games for Calgary, scoring 64 times with 79 helpers.

124. Shean Donovan

Donovan, a 6’3", 218 lb. right winger from Timmins, Ontario, was born on January 22nd, 1975. He spent three and a half seasons at the junior level in the OHL, with the Ottawa 67’s, scoring 97 goals with 99 assists in 215 contests beginning in 1991-92. The San Jose Sharks selected him in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 28th overall.

Before finding himself in Calgary, Donovan spent time with the Sharks (181 games, 25 goals, 17 assists), the Kansas City Blades (nine games, zero goals, two assists), the Kentucky Thoroughblades (three games, one goal, three assists), the Colorado Avalanche (133 games, 13 goals, 19 assists), the Atlanta Thrashers (144 games, 22 goals, 24 assists), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (65 games, six goals, six assists). The Pens traded him to the Flames for Mickey Dupont and Mathias Johansson on March 11th, 2003.

After joining the Flames, Donovan played 15:39 per game over 13 contests, with a goal on 22 shots with two assists, a minus-2 rating, and seven penalty minutes. He scored his only goal on March 27th, the game winner in a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Calgary finished at 29-36-13-4, but missed the postseason.

In 2003-04, Donovan was one of four Flames to play in every game for Calgary. He scored a team-second 18 goals on 138 shots and a team third 24 assists. He also ranked second on the team with a plus-14 rating, eight game winning markers, three shorties, and seventh on the team with 72 penalty minutes. He had six multi-point games over the course of the season, including three times where he totaled three or more. He had two goals and an assist on November 29th in a 4-4 tie with the Vancouver Canucks. On December 7th, he scored three times with an assist in a  6-1 victory over the Penguins.

Donovan played 12 games for Geneve Servette in 2004-05, scoring five goals with three assists. In 2005-06, he ranked fifth on the team with 80 goals, skating 11:47 per contest. He had a team-eighth nine goals on 132 shots with 11 assists, a team fourth plus-9 rating, and a team sixth 82 penalty minutes. He scored two goals and an assist on New Year’s Eve as the Flames took down the Edmonton Oilers, 6-5.

After the 2005-06 season, Donovan signed a contract with the Boston Bruins (76 games, six goals, 11 assists), later playing rhee seasons with the Ottawa Senators (177 games, 12 goals, 15 assists). He spent last season with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s, as an assistant coach.

All-Time Statline: 175 games, 28 goals, 37 assists, plus-21 rating, 161 penalty minutes, 7.33 point shares.

123. Dwayne Roloson

Roloson, also sometimes known as "Rollie the Goalie," was born on October 12th, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario. A 6’1", 170 lb. left-hander, he played four seasons of collegiate hockey with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He went 51-44-9 for the River Hawks, with a 3.63 goals against average.

Roloson spent his first four professional seasons in the Flames organization starting in 1994-95 with the Saint John Flames (16-21-8). He also spent the entire 1995-96 season in the AHL (33-22-11). Over the next two seasons, he went an additional 9-2-1 with Saint John.

Roloson got his first NHL start on November 13th, 1996, stopping 35-of-38 shots in a 3-3 tie with the Dallas Stars. He earned his first career shutout in his fourth game, stopping 22 shot attempts in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. He totaled a 9-14-3 record as a rookie backing up main netminder Trevor Kidd, with a .897 save percentage and a 2.89 goals against average. The Flames went 32-41-9 on the season.

In 1997-98, Roloson went 11-16-8 as Calgary’s co-number one with Rick Tabaracci, stopping 89% of all shots and allowing 2.99 goals per each 60 minutes he spent on the ice. On March 1st, he stopped 46 Senators’ shots in a 2-1 win against Ottawa. April Fools’ Day would see him earn a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, turning aside 33 shots in the win. The Flames went 26-41-15 on the season.

Roloson signed with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1998 offseason. After two seasons with Buffalo (7-15-5, .900, 2.80), he joined the Minnesota Wild (62-71-27, .919, 2.28), the Edmonton Oilers (78-82-24, .909, 2.78), the New York Islanders (29-31-8, .909, 2.90), and the Tampa Bay Lightning (31-28-7, .898, 3.12). He retired following the 2011-12 season as the oldest active player in the NHL, at 42 years of age. He spent last season as the Anaheim Ducks "goaltending consultant."

All-Time Statline: 70 games, 20-30-11, one shutout, 1757 shots faced, 1569 saves, .893 save percentage, 2.95 goals against average, 7.39 point shares.

122. Michel Petit

Petit was born on February 12th, 1964. A St. Malo, Quebec native, he grew into a 6’1", 205 lb. defenseman. After scoring 10 goals and 39 assists with the QMJHL’s Sherbrooke Castors in 1981-82, the Vancouver Canucks selected him in the first round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft with the 11th overall choice. He spent another season in the QMJHL, with the St. Jean Beavers (62 games, 19 goals, 67 assists, 196 PiM).

Petit played six seasons with the Canucks (226 games, 24 goals, 57 assists, 373 PiM), later appearing with the New York Rangers (133 games, 17 goals, 49 assists, 377 PiM), the Quebec Nordiques (82 games, 16 goals, 31 assists, 262 PiM), and the Toronto Maple Leafs (88 games, 10 goals, 32 assists, 217 PiM).

On January 2nd, 1992, the Flames traded Petit to the Flames with Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman and Jeff Reese for Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Rick Wamsley, and Kent Manderville. Petit appeared in 36 games to close out the 1991-92 season with the Flames. He scored three times on 68 shots with 10 assists, a plus-2 rating, and 79 penalty minutes. On Groundhog’s Day, he scored twice in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders. Between March 24th and the 31st, he collected five points in three games (one goal, four assists). The Flames posted a 31-37-12 record and missed the playoffs.

In 1992-93, Petit played in 35 games for Calgary, again scoring three goals on 58 shots. He made nine assists, earned a minus-5 rating, and spent 54 minutes in the penalty box. On February 23rd, he earned two assists in a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. The Flames made it back to the postseason with a 43-30-11 record, but lost in the first round in six games to the Los Angeles Kings.

1993-94 would see Petit score twice on 109 shots with a team-eighth 21 assists in 63 games for the Flames. He earned a plus-5 rating and a team-sixth 110 penalty minutes. On November 11th, he earned a goal and an assist as the Flames set down the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 5-4. Calgary went 42-29-13, but lost in the first round of the playoffs in seven games to the Canucks.

Petit signed a free agent contract to play with the Los Angeles Kings during the 1994 offseason. He would appear with the Kings (49 games, five goals, 13 assists, 111 PiM), the Tampa Bay Lightning (45 games, four goals, seven assists, 108 PiM), the Edmonton Oilers (18 games, two goals, four assists, 20 PiM), the Philadelphia Flyers (20 games, zero goals, three assists, 51 PiM), and the Phoenix Coyotes (32 games, four goals, two assists, 77 PiM).

All-Time Statline: 134 games, eight goals, 40 assists, plus-2 rating, 243 penalty minutes, 7.42 point shares.

121. Steve Bozek

Bozek was a 5’11", 175 lb. left winger from Kelowna, British Columbia. Born on November 26th, 1960, he was a third round selection in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, with the 52nd overall pick.

Before his selection, Bozek played hockey at the college level with Northern Michigan University, totaling 89 goals and 114 assists in 118 games with the Wildcats. He played two seasons with the Kings, scoring 46 times with 36 assists in 124 contests.

The 1983 offseason would see Bozek traded from the Kings to the Flames for Carl Mokosak and Kevin LaVallee. He played 46 contests with Calgary in 1983-84, scoring 10 goals on 76 shots with 10 assists, a minus-16 rating, and 16 penalty minutes. The Flames posted a 34-32-14 record, finishing second in the Smythe Division. Calgary won the division semifinals in four games over the Vancouver Canucks before losing the division finals in seven to the Edmonton Oilers. Bozek scored three goals and an assist with 15 penalty minutes while appearing in all 10 games.

In 1984-85, Bozek appeared in 54 contests for the Flames. He scored 13 goals (including one game winner) on 93 shots with 22 assists, a plus-11 rating and only six penalty minutes. Calgary went 41-27-12 and made the playoffs by finishing third in the Smythe Division but lost in four games to the Winnipeg jets in the opening round. Bozek scored once and appeared in three games.

Bozek played in 64 games for Calgary in 1985-86, ranking seventh on the club with 21 markers on 147 shots. He also had 22 assists, a team-third plus-24 rating, and 24 penalty minutes with a team-leading four short handed goals. Calgary collected 89 points by going 40-31-9, winning three postseason series before losing in five games to the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bozek had two goals, six assists, and 32 penalty minutes in 14 playoff appearances.

In 1986-87, Bozek ranked ninth on the team with 71 appearances, also ranking ninth with 17 appearances on 139 shots with 18 assists. He went plus-3 with 22 penalty minutes and a team-second four game winning goals. The Flames went 46-31-3, finishing second in the Smythe Division before losing in six to the Winnipeg Jets. Bozek had a goal in four playoff games.

1987-88 would see Bozek score three times on 37 shots in 26 games for Calgary, with seven assists, a minus-3 rating, and 12 penalty minutes. On November 23rd, he had a goal and an assist in a 9-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. He missed most of the season with a knee injury, and was traded to the St. Louis Blues on March 7th with Brett Hull for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley.

Bozek played in seven games for the Blues. He later appeared with the Vancouver Canucks (191 games, 46 goals, 44 assists, 118 PiM) and the San Jose Sharks (58 games, eight goals, eight assists, minus-30 rating).

All-Time Statline: 261 games, 64 goals, 79 assists, plus-19 rating, 80 penalty minutes, 7.53 point shares.