The Stockton Heat announce two preseason games in October against Tucson and Bakersfield respectively.
Goaltender David Rittich has impressed the Flames coaching staff during his short stint in Calgary. The Czech-born goaltender was signed to a one-year deal with the Flames in June.
Mark Jankowski knows that he is still developing and continues to grow as a young forward. For that reason, the Providence College product appreciates his time spent in Stockton, but his focus is on making the opening night roster in Calgary.
The Calgary Flames Development Camp concluded last week, as Calgary prospects hit the ice for the first time as a unit leading into training camp in the Fall. Here with her five takeaways from camp is Torie Peterson, as she breaks down who stood out among the group.
Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun discusses prospect Oliver Kylington's development as a defenseman here in North America after just one season fine-tuning his game in the AHL.
While Jon Gillies is looking to show that he is healthy coming off season-ending hip surgery in 2015-16, Mason McDonald is looking to prove that he is ready to make the jump to the pro ranks after four years in the QMJHL. Nevertheless, both of these goaltenders have looked solid this summer and appear ready to make a splash within the Flames organization in 2016-17.
Defenseman Ryan Culkin has missed much of the last two seasons due to injury; however, according to the man himself, he's better off for it and is a better player today, as he looks to have a productive, healthy 2016-17 campaign.
Heat fans need to be excited for 20-year-old forward Andrew Mangiapane and the offensive spark he will bring with him to Stockton should he end up here come October. Back-to-back 100-point seasons have put him on the radar as one of the top prospects in the organization and his potential presence in Stockton this year should be a welcomed addition.
Brandon's off to get married and to explore Germany with his future bride so he's got one last blog in him before leaving next week talking about new Heat Staff members, Flames Development Camp, and the AHL's new rules from the Board of Governors Meeting.