The 2018 NHL Draft takes place this weekend with the first round of the draft beginning at 4:30 PST on Friday, June 22 followed by rounds two through seven on Saturday, June 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The Calgary Flames hold four picks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and will have to wait a while before making their first selection after landing defenseman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders last year, which sent their first and second round selection to the Isles while their third round pick was sent to the Arizona Coyotes as part of the trade that landed the team goaltender Mike Smith.
So the Flames are set to pick first in the fourth round, holding the 105th and 108th overall picks in the draft (the latter coming to the Flames in the Jiri Hudler trade) while also holding a sixth round selection (167th overall) and a seventh round pick (198th overall).
That means barring any trades, Calgary will be relatively quiet on Day One of the draft, where the consensus number one overall pick in Swedish phenom Rasmus Dahlin will likely be the first Swedish national taken first overall since Mats Sundin was selected in 1989 by the Quebec Nordiques.
However, Flames GM Brad Treliving has had a penchant for making draft day trades, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, goalie Brian Elliott during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and the aforementioned Hamonic trade during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Despite having only the four selections currently, the Flames have done their homework and have picked up terrific value in the later rounds of the draft including fourth rounders T.J. Brodie and Johnny Gaudreau, fifth rounder Micheal Ferland and sixth rounders like Andrew Mangiapane and Matthew Phillips.
Quality over quantity will be preached by the boss.
You can follow along during the first round on NBC Sports Network while the subsequent rounds can be watched on NHL Network.