Two Flames Prospects Go Unsigned; Set To Re-Enter Draft

According to reports by Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan, both Cole Huckins and Cameron Whynot have not been signed by the Calgary Flames before the signing deadline.

Consequently, the Flames have lost their exclusive negotiating rights with both players, making them eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft.

Huckins, a forward selected by the Flames with the 77th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, had an impressive season in the QMJHL. He recorded 28 goals and 58 points in 64 games with the Sherbrooke team during the 2022-23 season.

Despite his promising performance, the Flames were unable to secure a contract with the 20-year-old forward before the deadline.

Similarly, Whynot, a defenseman chosen by Calgary as the No. 89 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, remained unsigned by the team.

He showcased his skills in the QMJHL's Halifax, contributing three goals and 25 points in 48 games during the 2022-23 season. Photo Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports