Prospect Series: Fun names and stories

We have gone over many fun prospects for the Flames at 12th overall.

Now, I wanted to jump into some fun stories or names in later rounds of the draft, that could be drafted by the Flames.

Starting off with Josh Doan. Does anyone know why he's on here? Look at that last name. Yep. You got it. Josh Doan is the son of former Arizona Coyote legend Shane Doan! Josh, a RW like this father Shane, is projected to go sometime between the 2nd and 4th round in this draft. The 6'2, 176 lbs forward burst onto the scene this year, potting 70 points in 53 games. while playing with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He is committed to Arizona State University for next season. I think this could be a very interesting option for the Flames in the 3rd round, but you have to think the Coyotes go out and draft Doan right? It just fits.

Next, Red Savage, aka Redmond Savage. That is the most awesome name ever created, and the Flames have to select him, right? C of Red Savage anyone? It fits perfectly. The 5'11, 181 lbs forward is similar to Josh Doan in the sense that he could go anywhere between the 2nd and 4th round. Savage can play C or LW and put up 42 points in 46 games with the US National U18 Team. Savage is committed to Miami University (Ohio) of the NCAA for the 2021-2022 season.

Mackie Samoskevich. Yep. That is a tremendous name. The 5'11, 190lbs center is projected to go in the early 2nd round and put up 37 points in 36 games with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He is committed to the University of Michigan for the 2021-2022 season.

Logan Stankoven. That is a fantastic last name. The 5'8, 170 lbs C/RW is projected to go in the late first round of the draft, and could potentially drop to the Flames in the 2nd round if other teams are not very smart. Stankoven plays for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, same as Calgary Flames draft pick Connor Zary. Stankoven is a small guy, but he doesn't play like that, as he plays relentless and is a strong net-front presence. Stankoven had 10 points in 7 games in the WHL this year and 8 points in 7 games with Canada at the U18's.

Cameron Whynot. Why not draft Cameron? I'll see myself out. The 6'1, 181 lbs left-shot defensemen is projected to go somewhere between the 3rd and 4th rounds of this year's draft, so why not select him? Alright, that is it for the puns. I promise.

Aito Iguchi. This is a super cool story. if you haven't seen Aito's story, check out the link below:

Aito, the 5'3, 117 lbs skillful sensation went viral with his video with Pavel Barber on GoPro's official YouTube channel, which displayed his immense puckhandling abilities and creativity on the ice.

Aito left Japan at the young age of 11 and moved to Vancouver to pursue his dream of getting better at hockey. Imagine leaving your family at age 11? That is crazy!

He is a small guy, so I'm sure NHL teams will be very cautious in selecting Aito, but it would be such a cool story to see him get drafted in a later round of the draft. Aito did total 5 points in 5 games with Japan of the U20's, at age 17.

I cannot believe the draft is tomorrow! Let's go!

-James (@JamesJohnsonYYC)

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