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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXIII: 176-173

We check out four more former Flames today, left wingers John Gould and Niklas Hagman, and centers Perry Berezan and Ivan Boldirev.

John Gould scored 85 points for the Flames over over parts of three seasons in Atlanta.
John Gould scored 85 points for the Flames over over parts of three seasons in Atlanta.

176. Nicklas Hagman

Hagman, born December 5th, 1979, is a 5’10", 205 lb. left winger from Espoo, Finland. After totaling three goals and two assists in 39 games between HIFK Helsinki and the Espoo Blues, the Florida Panthers chose him in the third round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 70th off the board.

Hagman played another season in Finland, with Karpat in 2000-01, increasing his impact on the scoresheet to the tune of 28 goals and 18 assists in 56 contests. He followed that with three and a half seasons with the Panthers (263 games, 30 goals, 50 assists), one year in Switzerland with Davos (44 games, 18 goals, 22 assists), two and a half seasons with the Dallas Stars (218 games, 50 goals, 35 assists), and a season and a half with the Toronto Maple Leafs (120 games, 42 goals, 33 assists). On January 31st, 2010, he was traded by the Leafs with Matt Stajan, Jamal Mayers and Ian White to the Flames for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie.

Hagman played in 27 games for Calgary to close out the 2009-10 season, scoring five goals on 68 shots with six helpers, a minus-1 rating and two penalty minutes in 16:05 per appearance. On February 9th, he scored a goal with an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. On April 10th, he tallied two markers in the season finale as the Flames dropped a 7-3 decision to the Vancouver Canucks. Calgary went 40-32-10, missing the playoffs.

In 2010-11, Hagman had five multi-point games over the season. On November 19th, he had a goal and a helper in a 7-2 Flames win over the Chicago Blackhawks. On December 16th, in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he had a goal and two assists. He played 71 games, with 11 goals (team seventh) on 140 shots with 16 assists, a minus-2 rating, and 24 penalty minutes in 14:35 per game.

2011-12 would see Hagman play eight games for Calgary to start the season, with a goal on 14 shots with three assists, a plus-3 rating and two penalty minutes in 14:11 per game. The Flames waived him on November 14th.

The Anaheim Ducks claimed Hagman off waivers. After one season with the Ducks (63 games, eight goals, 11 assists), he played with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL, 49 games, 12 goals, eight assists), Assat Pori (Finland, 44 games, 21 goals, 17 assists), and Fribourg-Gotteron (Swiss, four games, one goal, four assists).

All-Time Statline: 106 games, 17 goals, 25 assists, even rating, 28 penalty minutes, 3.90 point shares.

175. Ivan Boldirev

Boldirev, a native of Zranjanin, Yugoslavia, was born on August 15th, 1949. A 6’, 190 lb. center, he scored 43 goals with 60 assists in 104 games for the OHA’s Oshawa Generals. The Boston Bruins selected him in the first round of the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft, with the 11th overall pick.

Boldirev played most of his first two pro seasons with the Oklahoma City Blazers in the CHL (133 games, 37 goals, 101 assists, 212 PiM). He also played with the Bruins (13 games, zero goals, two assists), the California Golden Seals (191 games, 52 goals, 77 assists), and the Chicago Blackhawks (384 games, 140 goals, 195 assists, 186 PiM). On March 13th, 1979, Chicago traded him to the Atlanta Flames with Phil Russell and Darcy Rota for Tom Lysiak, Pat Ribble, Greg Fox, Harold Phillipoff, and Miles Zaharko.

Boldirev closed out the 1978-79 campaign with the Flames, averaging over a point per game with six goals on 33 shots with eight assists in 13 contests. He had a plus-1 rating and six penalty minutes. He followed the regular season with two assists in two playoff contests.

In 1979-80, Boldirev played in 52 games for Atlanta. He ranked eighth on the team with 16 goals on 121 shots, with a team ninth 24 assists, a minus-1 rating and 20 penalty minutes. On February 8th, the Flames traded him with Darcy Rota to the Vancouver Canucks for Don Lever and Brad Smith.

Boldirev played parts of four seasons with the Canucks (216 games, 80 goals, 104 assists), later playing two and a half seasons with the Detroit Red Wings (183 games, 67 goals, 95 assists).

All-Time Statline: 65 games, 22 goals, 32 assists, even rating, 26 penalty minutes, 4.00 point shares.

174. Perry Berezan

Berezan was a 6’2", 192 lb. center from Edmonton, Alberta. Born on December 5th, 1964, he was a third round selection of the Calgary Flames in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 55th overall.

Berezan joined the Flames after two seasons with the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota (86 games, 51 goals, 59 assists). He played nine games with the Flames in 1984-85, and scored three goals on 13 shots, with two assists, a plus-5 rating and four penalty minutes. He added a goal in two playoff games.

In 1985-86, Berezan appeared in 55 games for Calgary. He collected a career high 33 points with 12 goals on 117 shots and 21 assists. He also ranked eighth on the team with a plus-19 rating. He spent 39 minutes in the penalty box. In eight postseason matches, he scored a goal and an assist with a minus-9 rating in eight contests.

Berezan played in 24 games for Calgary in 1986-87, scoring five goals on 31 shots with three assists, a plus-4 rating and 24 penalty minutes. He earned two assists in two playoff games for the Flames after the regular season.

1987-88 would see Berezan scored seven goals on 69 shots in 29 games for the Flames. He added a dozen assists with a plus-11 rating and 66 penalty minutes. On November 19th, in a 9-1 Flames win over the Quebec Nordiques, he scored a goal with two assists. On March 12th, he scored twice with an assist in a 10-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres. He played another eight playoff games following the season, earning two assists.

In 1988-89, Berezan scored four goals on 49 shots, with four assists in 35 games. He earned 23 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating. On October 17th, he scored twice in an 11-4 win against the Los Angeles Kings. On March 4th, he was traded with Shane Churla to the Minnesota North Stars for Brian MacLellan and a draft pick (Robert Reichel).

Berezan played parts of three seasons with the North Stars (132 games, 15 goals, 22 assists), ale appearing with the San Jose Sharks (94 games, 15 goals, 11 assists).

All-Time Statline: 152 games, 31 goals, 42 assists, plus-44 rating, 154 penalty minutes, 4.04 point shares.

173. John Gould

Gould, born on January 15th, 1947, was a 5’11", 175 lb. left winger from Alliston, Ontario. Starting in 1967-68, he played a season each with the London Nationals (54 games, 19 goals, 27 assists) and the London Knights (49 games, 30 goals, 44 assists) in the OHA before making his first professional appearance.

Gould played in the EHL for most to the next two seasons with the Charlotte Checkers, appearing in 141 games and scoring 73 goals with 100 assists. He also played with the Cincinnati Swords (129 games, 56 goals, 57 assists), the Buffalo Sabres (40 games, five goals, three assists), and the Vancouver Canucks (218 games, 82 goals, 76 assists). On December 2nd, 1976, the Canucks traded him with a draft pick (Brian Hill) to the Flames for Hilliard Graves and Larry Carriere.

Gould closed out the 1976-77 season with 54 games through the regular season. He scored eight goals on 113 shots with 15 assists, a minus-2 rating, and eight penalty minutes. He ranked fourth on the team the next season by appearing in 79 games for the Flames, with 19 goals on 133 shots, along with a team sixth 28 assists. He posted a plus-7 rating and 21 penalty minutes.

In 1978-79, Gould played in 61 games for Atlanta, scoring eight goals on 67 shots along with seven assists, a minus-4 rating and 18 penalty minutes. During the offseason, the Flames left him unprotected on June 13th, for the Expansion Draft. The Edmonton Oilers, straight from the WHA, picked him up. He spent his last season in organized hockey between the Rochester Americans (13 games, six goals, five assists) and the Sabres (52 games, nine goals, nine assists).

All-Time Statline: 194 games, 35 goals, 50 assists, plus-1 rating, 47 penalty minutes, 4.05 point shares.