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The Depth Chart; Right Wing

1. Jiri Hudler

  
Jiri Hudler was a dynamic talent this season. He proved that he is capable of great things when put on a line with the right guys. Him and Gaudreau clicked, more so than him and Sean Monahan. Regardless that line did superb and was the main reason for Calgary being so successful. Jiri Hudler scored a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim. Sunday’s loss officially eliminates the Flames from the postseason. Calgary was one of the biggest surprises of the 2014-15 season. Not many people expected them to make the playoffs, let alone win a round. Hudler was one of the main offensive catalysts for the Flames this year. The 31-year-old set new regular season highs with 31 goals and 76 points in 78 games. Hudler added four goals and eight points in 11 playoff games.

SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Has tremendous offensive instincts and creativity. Is a sharpshooter with pinpoint precision and accuracy. Can play either wing position.
Flaws: Must overcome his lack of size, strength and defensive polish each and every night. Could stand to play a more consistent game.
Career Potential: Skilled, yet undersized scoring winger.
Season Stats
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
78 31 45 76 17 14 6 10 0 0 5 158 .196
Career Stats
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
2003 DET 12 1 2 3 -1 10 1 0 0 0 0 8 .125
2005 DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
2006 DET 76 15 10 25 16 36 3 2 0 0 4 107 .140
2007 DET 81 13 29 42 11 26 3 12 0 0 2 131 .099
2008 DET 82 23 34 57 7 16 6 22 0 0 2 155 .148
2010 DET 73 10 27 37 -7 28 3 9 0 0 2 105 .095
2011 DET 81 25 25 50 10 42 2 8 0 0 2 127 .197
2012 CAL 42 10 17 27 -13 22 5 3 0 0 0 56 .179
2013 CAL 75 17 37 54 4 16 2 11 0 0 1 109 .156

2. Joe Colborne

  
Joe Colborne was quite the offensive talent this season. He is a big power forward who uses his size and his unbelievably good hands well. For big guys he probably has the best hands, Calgary’s scariest shootout choice.Joe Colborne was playing through a wrist injury for most of the 2014-15 campaign. Colborne will see a specialist about it now that the season is over. We’ll have to wait to see if he’ll need surgery and what his timetable is, but it would be somewhat surprising if it turns out that this is a serious enough problem to keep him out for the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

Season Stats
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
64 8 20 28 7 43 1 4 1 0 1 67 .119
Career Stats
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
2010 TOR 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
2011 TOR 10 1 4 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 .143
2012 TOR 5 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000
2013 CAL 80 10 18 28 -17 34 1 3 0 0 1 80 .125
SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Has tremendous size and the potential to play a power game at the highest level. Can score goals and set up his linemates, too. Can line up either at center or wing.
Flaws: Is extremely inconsistent in all areas of the game and still somewhat raw. Needs to utilize his size more. Must become a better player without the puck, as well as in his own end.
Career Potential: Big, versatile forward with some upside.

3. Micheal Ferland

 
After this season, he has proven his spot on the roster. He is a dynamic power forward who looks like a young Milan Lucic. Was a decisive factor in the series win against the Vancouver Canucks. Micheal Ferland sustained an oblique sprain in Game 4 against Vancouver. He didn’t miss a game of that series, but sat out Game 2 and Game 3 against Anaheim because of “an upper-body injury.” Ferland had three goals, five points and 23 penalty minutes in nine playoff contests. He will be a restricted free agent in the summer and is hoping to be a regular skater with Calgary next season.

Season Stats
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
26 2 3 5 1 16 0 1 0 0 1 34 .059
Career Stats
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
Career stats are currently unavailable
SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Has good size and plenty of power forward potential. Can produce points at lower levels and is adept at grinding in the corners. Will also drop the gloves if need be.
Flaws: Injuries are already an issue here, so he must become more durable in order to maximize NHL production. Also needs to avoid taking bad penalties that hinder his team.
Career Potential: Power forward with some upside.

4. David Jones  

David Jones is a decent power forward with a pretty good shot. He had 30 points in 67 contests for the Flames this season. Definitely is a veteran on the team and his future is uncertain, whether a young player steps up and grabs his role.

Season Stats
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
67 14 16 30 -3 18 2 0 0 0 1 114 .123
Career Stats
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW SOG Pct
2007 COL 27 2 4 6 -5 8 1 1 0 0 0 37 .054
2008 COL 40 8 5 13 -8 8 1 1 0 0 1 47 .170
2009 COL 23 10 6 16 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 39 .256
2010 COL 77 27 18 45 -2 28 6 3 0 1 4 153 .176
2011 COL 72 20 17 37 -8 32 3 3 1 0 5 136 .147
2012 COL 33 3 6 9 -11 6 1 0 0 0 2 62 .048
2013 CAL 48 9 8 17 1 10 2 0 0 0 1 104 .087
SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Plays a well rounded game with streaky offensive acumen, so he can be used as a top-six forward. Has size and good hands. Can line up on either side of center.
Flaws: Doesn’t use his 6-2, 210-pound frame nearly enough to his advantage, and generally lacks physicality and aggression. Is somewhat prone to injury.
Career Potential: Versatile, streaky scoring winger.

5. Devin Setoguchi  

He has been too inconsistent, and is why he has been continually playing in the AHL.

SEASON STATS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PTSPG
YTD 12 0 0 0 -7 4 0 0 0 12:08 12 0.00
SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Has blazing speed and goal-scoring instincts. Can separate himself from checkers and unleash a surprisingly heavy and accurate shot. Can be used in all game situations when on top of his game.
Flaws: Inconsistent, he needs to keep the work ethic and intensity levels on full throttle at all times in order to fully exploit his gifts as a scoring winger. Also, he isn’t always engaged enough defensively.
Career Potential: Fleet, inconsistent scoring winger.

6. Brian McGrattan

  
Brian McGrattan is just a part time enforcer who won’t see any NHL time soon I would imagine.

SEASON STATS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PTSPG
YTD 8 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 6:38 10 0.00
SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Is among the top pugilists in the NHL. Understands his role and is always willing to stick up for his teammates, since he’s a team-first player.
Flaws: Can take bad penalties and lose his cool under pressure. Doesn’t have enough skills to play regular minutes up front. Has had off-ice issues.
Career Potential: Part-time heavyweight enforcer.

Players to Watch For:

Hunter Smith

Just won the memorial cup.  

SCOUTING REPORT
Assets: Hits to hurt and can drop the gloves with aplomb to protect teammates, much like his uncle did (Brad Smith) in the NHL. Also owns an emerging offensive game.
Flaws: Can he produce enough offense at the highest level to become a true power forward? The jury is still out. Must add some more bulk to play the policeman role in the NHL.
Career Potential: Prototypical power forward with some upside.

Coleton MacDonald
The Founder of Weliveforhockey.com
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