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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #18 - Martin Pospisil

Calgary’s top pick from 2018 had a strong year in the USHL

Russia v Slovakia: Quarterfinal - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

#18 - Martin Pospisil

Position: Centre

Age: 19

Team: Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Drafted in 2018, 4th Round, Pick 105

Last Year: #29

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When the Flames were on the clock for the first time at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, they selected Martin Pospisil. What immediately jumped out about Pospisil was his 253 PIM during the 2017-18 season for the Fargo Force of the USHL. At 6’2’’ it looked like the Flames had drafted a goon, but he did have some scoring upside with 37 points in 49 games.

In 2018-19 Pospisil stepped his game up to a new level, racking up 16 goals and 63 points in 44 games while cutting his PIM down to 118. He finished 9th in league scoring by total points, and had the 2nd highest points-per-game for players with more than thirty games played behind his teammate and Flyer draft pick Bobby Brink. Pospisil also picked up a pair of assists for Slovakia in five games at the World Juniors.

A low point in the season for Pospisil was being suspended for 12 games for attempting to fight a fan late in a game after they threw garbage at him in the penalty box. Pospisil signed his ELC with the Flames in April, and will likely be joining the Stockton Heat for next season. He may need a bit of time in Kansas City as well, but he certainly has a professional edge to his game already.

Pospisil had a strong development camp for the Flames and looks like he could have a future as a fourth liner, but that’s up to him to develop over the next few years.


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