In light of the lineup changes tonight, here's some info on the new guys that could be of some interest.
"It’s going to be a great night." - Oliver Kylingtonhttps://t.co/4zLzcsskRw— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) 9 April 2016
Kylington played 3 seasons in the Swedish league before making the move to play overseas. This 18 year old, 6-foot defenseman has earned quite a spot on the Stockton team this year with 5 goals and 6 assists in 43 games. He was drafted 60th in the 2nd round of the NHL draft in 2015 and he's already making quite an impact. Kylington's skating and puck-handling skills are impressive. In time, he has a lot of potential for a great career in defense.
"I think the first shift you obviously have to try to get the nerves out of you." - Turner Elsonhttps://t.co/jwADS4I5az— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) 9 April 2016
Elson, a 23 year old from British Columbia, is the only forward to be called up at this time to take the place of Lance Bouma who could not play due to injury. Elson played with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL, earning 62 goals in his time with the team and getting progressively better as they seasons moved on. This season with the Stockton Heat, Elson garnered 13 goals and 16 assists in 59 games with the AHL team. He plays a physical game and isn't afraid to fight (literally or figuratively) for his place on the ice.
"I think lately I have been playing some of my best hockey." - Patrick Sieloffhttps://t.co/11JLYAsuXN— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) 9 April 2016
Pat Sieloff has had quite a career. This 21 year old, left-handed defenseman has played 2 seasons for the U.S. National Development Team before he moved on to play for the Windsor Spitfires, where he earned 3 goals and 8 assists in 45 games. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Calgary Flames and played for the Abbotsford Heat before they moved to become the Adirondack Heat and finally, this season, the Stockton Heat. With the Stockton team this season, Sieloff notched 2 goals and 9 asissts in 48 games before being called up to the Calgary Flames. He may not have the best offensive skills, but he's a big body to shield his net from in-coming chances.
*all stats can be found on hockeydb.com.