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The Flames And Drafting In The Top 10

With the 2016 NHL Draft around the corner and the Flames picking 6th, here's a look at how the Flames have fared picking in the top 10 over the years.

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The good news is the Flames have rarely had a Top 10 pick since moving to Calgary, but they've done pretty well. Lately the Flames have had success with picks 10 and under. Calgary has snagged Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett with Top 10 picks and while Bennett is still getting his feet wet, Monahan has taken off and should be a league wide star sooner than later. Oddly enough, the Flames have drafted 6th four out of the 8 times they've picked in the Top 10. Here's a look at how the Flames have fared when they've had a top pick since moving to Calgary.

Year Pick Player Games in Calgary Goals Assists
1992 6 Cory Stillman (C) 393 (7 years) 109 126
1997 6 Daniel Tkaczuk (C) 19 (1 year) 4 7
1998 6 Rico Fata (RW) 27 (3 years) 0 1
2000 9 Brian Krahn (G) 0 none none
2002 10 Eric Nystrom (LW) 204 (4 years) 19 20
2003 9 Dion Phaneuf (D) 378 (5 years) 75 153
2013 6 Sean Monahan (C) 237 (3 years) 80 79
2014 4 Sam Bennett (C) 78 (2 years) 18 19