2013–14 Calgary Flames
Division 6th Pacific
Conference 13th Western
2013–14 record 35–40–7
Home record 19–19–3
Road record 16–21–4
Goals for 209
Goals against 241
Team information
General Manager Jay Feaster (to Dec 12)
Brian Burke (Interim)
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Mark Giordano
Alternate captains Michael Cammalleri
Curtis Glencross
Arena Scotiabank Saddledome
Average attendance 19,289 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Michael Cammalleri (26)
Assists Jiri Hudler (37)
Points Jiri Hudler (54)
Penalties in minutes Brian McGrattan (100)
Plus/minus Mark Giordano (+12)
Wins Karri Ramo (17)
Goals against average Joni Ortio (2.51)
<2012–13 2014–15>

The 2013–14 Calgary Flames season was the 34th season in Calgary and 42nd for the Flames franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). It was the first season of a rebuilding phase, and the first full year following the departure of long-time captain Jarome Iginla and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. Mark Giordano replaced Iginla as team captain. The Flames also began the year in a new division as they returned to the Pacific Division following a league-wide realignment. Change continued into the playing season as new team president Brian Burke fired general manager Jay Feaster on December 12, 2013, and assumed the role himself on an interim basis.

Calgary's home arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome, suffered significant damage over the summer during widespread flooding that inundated the land around the arena. The facility was repaired in time for the playing season, a year in which the Flames were widely predicted to finish in last place in the Pacific Division. Calgary finished the year with a 35–40–7 record to finish sixth in the seven-team division and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. The team's top selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Sean Monahan, made the squad as an 18-year-old and finished second in team goal scoring with 22 goals. Michael Cammalleri led with 26 goals, while Jiri Hudler was the team leader in assists (37) and points (54). Karri Ramo was one of four goaltenders to appear for Calgary, and led the team with 17 wins.


Saddledome flood seats

The Flames released images showing the extent of the flooding of the lower bowl

The Scotiabank Saddledome was one of many buildings impacted by the 2013 Alberta floods. The flooding of the Elbow and Bow Rivers swamped many areas of the city, including Stampede Park where the Saddledome is located. The event level of the arena was reported to be filled with water up to the 10th row of seating and the dressing rooms and control room for the video replay screen were under water.[1] At a press conference held on June 22, 2013, team president Ken King stated that the arena had flooded up to the 8th row and that the event level of the facility was a "total loss". He added that the team's equipment and some memorabilia had also been destroyed, but expressed confidence that the facility would be repaired and ready in time for the October start to the season.[2] Prospect Ben Hanowski was among the 100,000 people forced to evacuate by the floods. He described the situation as "almost terrifying" but praised the city's community spirit in the disaster: "I didn’t know how I was going to get (out of downtown). I didn’t know if I could get a rental car out of the garage and through some water to get up here, and I had a person come up to me right away and ask if I had a place to go and if I had a way to get there and basically offered me a ride somewhere. I’d never met the person before. I think that example, right there, kind of speaks to what the city of Calgary is all about."[3]

Crews worked around the clock to repair the facility; Saddledome director of building operations Robert Blanchard estimated that 650,000 man hours of work was performed on the facility and noted that they had compressed a six-month project into two. The facility was granted its occupancy permit and allowed to reopen in late August. The first hockey game following the building's reopening was a Flames pre-season contest on September 14.[4]

The Flames restructured their hockey operations department at the start of September, as Brian Burke was brought into the organization in the newly created position of President of Hockey Operations. General Manager Jay Feaster reported to Burke, while Ken King was elevated to President and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment, the corporation that controls the Flames, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks, Calgary Stampeders and Abbotsford Heat.[5] On the ice, Mark Giordano was named the 19th captain in Flames' franchise history, succeeding Jarome Iginla who was traded during the previous season.[6]

Regular seasonEdit


Two hockey players in full uniform stand beside each other.  They are in matching red uniforms with black pants and black, white and yellow trim.  The jersey front says &quot;Calgary&quot; in script with a small stylized &quot;C&quot; logo.

Sven Baertschi and Michael Cammalleri wearing the Flames' new third jerseys.

Realignment resulted in the Flames shifting from the defunct Northwest Division to the Pacific Division. Calgary, along with former Northwest rivals the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, joined the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks in the expanded Pacific.[7] Entering a rebuilding phase, the season began with low expectations for the Flames. The Hockey News predicted the team would finish last in the division,[8] a prediction shared by the Calgary media.[9] The campaign began in Washington on October 3, a 5–4 shootout loss in which the team's top selection at the 2013 NHL Draft, Sean Monahan, made his debut and scored his first point.[10] Monahan scored his first career goal the following night against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Flames' first win of the season, a 4–3 triumph.[11] The team continued to defy expectations throughout the first two weeks of the season, adding two wins and an overtime loss to stand at 3–0–2. It was the first time since the franchise arrived in Calgary that it was unbeaten in regulation time after five games.[12]

A five-game western road trip in mid October brought the Flames back to .500 as they won only a single game against four losses, evening their record at 4–4–2. Jiri Hudler, who began the season by scoring at least one point in the first nine games of the season, had his streak ended by the Dallas Stars in a 5–1 loss on October 24.[13] The game against the Stars was also Monahan's tenth of the season. He was eligible to return to junior without the season counting against his professional contract prior to playing his tenth game, but he earned a spot with the team for the full season by scoring six goals and adding three assists in his first nine NHL games.[14]

Injuries to key players mounted into November as Giordano (broken ankle), Lee Stempniak (broken foot) and Curtis Glencross (MCL sprain) each suffered injuries that forced them out of the lineup for several weeks.[15] The team continued to struggle on the ice throughout November, losing six consecutive games including a loss to the Edmonton Oilers that saw the team surrender four third period goals en route to a 4–2 loss that left Flames players "frustrated" at their inability to hold a two-goal lead.[16] The losing streak came to an end on November 18 with a 5–4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Monahan scored the winner in his first career shootout attempt,[17] and also scored the shootout winning goal two games later in a 4–3 win over the Florida Panthers.[18]

The Flames' injury problems worsened in a November 27 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks (3–2; Chicago scored the winning goal in the final seconds of regulation time), as both Monahan and Dennis Wideman suffered broken bones in the contest. The Flames were left without their top two defencemen and two of their top six forwards.[19] Captain Mark Giordano returned on December 4 after missing 18 games. During that time, the team earned only five wins.[20]


Jarome Iginla made his first return to Calgary on December 10, 2013, where the fans greeted him with a long standing ovation prior to the game as the Flames played a video tribute. Following the contest, a 2–1 Bruins victory, Iginla was named the game's third star and took two laps around the rink to more cheers from the crowd.[21]

On December 12, Brian Burke announced the decision to change the franchise's leadership structure. General Manager Jay Feaster and Assistant General Manager John Weisbrod were both dismissed, while Burke took over the general manager's duties on an interim basis while he conducted a search for a permanent replacement. The timing of the decision, in the middle of the season, surprised media and observers, but not the decision itself as it was widely believed that Feaster's tenure in Calgary was in doubt when Burke was hired.[22] The same night, Curtis Glencross returned after missing 15 games, and T. J. Galiardi after missing eight, as the Flames defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2–1 in overtime.[23]

The Flames remained plagued by injuries to key players, as Glencross suffered a second injury to his knee and defenceman Kris Russell also picked up a knee injury in a 4–3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 21.[24] Two nights later, the Flames responded with what Cammalleri called "a fun win" by defeating the St. Louis Blues 4–3 in a shootout. Mark Giordano tied the contest at 3–3 with only 4.2 seconds remaining in regulation time.[25] The team ended 2013 with three consecutive losses on home ice as Calgary was shut out 2–0 by both Edmonton and Vancouver before dropping a 4–1 decision on New Year's Eve to the Philadelphia Flyers. Sean Monahan's goal in the second period broke the team's streak of 159 minutes, 35 seconds without scoring a goal.[26] The Flames' offensive struggles continued into the new year as they were shut out in four of six games at home. The team set a franchise record for longest streak on home ice without a goal, going 196 minutes and 59 seconds between the goal against Philadelphia and Mikael Backlund's marker on January 11, 2014, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 2–1 defeat at the hands of the Penguins was Calgary's sixth consecutive loss at home.[27] Calgary ended up on the right side of a shutout two nights later as Karri Ramo recorded the first of his NHL career in a 2–0 road victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.[28] The team set a franchise record for futility on home ice with their seventh consecutive loss, 5–2 to the Winnipeg Jets, at the Saddledome on January 16.[29]

Facing another struggling team in the Vancouver Canucks two nights later, the Flames became embroiled in a large melee off the opening faceoff. A line brawl broke out two seconds into the game as all ten skaters became engaged in fights. Four players from each team were given game misconducts in a contest that ended with 204 penalty minutes handed out.[30] Vancouver's head coach John Tortorella was visibly upset with Flames' coach Hartley for the lineup he began the game with and tried to engage the Calgary bench in a shouting match after the brawl, then attempted to enter the Flames dressing room during the first intermission.[31] The game, played at Vancouver, ended in a 3–2 shootout loss for Calgary.[30] Hartley was assessed a $25,000 fine by the league as the NHL held him responsible for the initial fights while Tortorella was given a 15-day suspension for his actions.[32]

The Flames finally ended their home losing streak with their first win at the Saddledome in eight contests with a 3–2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on January 22, 2014.[33] Calgary won a second consecutive home game two nights later as the team overcame a four-goal effort by former Flame Eric Nystrom to defeat the Nashville Predators 5–4 in a shootout.[34] Three additional wins followed as the Flames won every contest of a five-game homestand for the first time in 17 years.[35] The final game of the homestand was costly however, as Ramo suffered an MCL injury that kept him out of the lineup until after the NHL's break for the 2014 Winter Olympics.[36]


Two players represented their nations at the 2014 Olympics. Reto Berra joined with Anaheim's Jonas Hiller to form the goaltending duo for Switzerland. Berra appeared in one game, surrendering one goal in a loss.[37] Ladislav Smid represented the Czech Republic, but countryman Jiri Hudler was left off the team despite being the third-leading scorer among Czech players in the NHL in a decision that was widely panned.[38][39]

The end of the Olympic break led quickly into the NHL's March 5 trade deadline. Calgary made two deals, sending Reto Berra to the Colorado Avalanche and Lee Stempniak to the Pittsburgh Penguins for draft picks.[40] Michael Cammalleri, a pending unrestricted free agent was expected to be traded, but remained with the Flames as the 1PM MST deadline passed. The Flames also brought up several of their younger players from the Abbotsford Heat; Goaltender Joni Ortio and forward Markus Granlund both made their NHL debuts on February 27,[41] while centre Corban Knight was set to make his own debut on March 5.[42] Tyler Wotherspoon made his NHL debut on March 7 after being recalled on an emergency basis following an injury to Dennis Wideman. Due to the number of call-ups, the Flames played eight rookies in the same game for the first time since December 10, 1996.[43]

Also on March 7, the Flames fêted former star Joe Nieuwendyk as he was inducted into the team's "Forever a Flame" program. A former team captain, Niewuendyk was a 1985 draft pick of the Flames and was a member of the team's 1989 Stanley Cup championship squad. The evening included a banner raising ceremony as Nieuwendyk's #25 was honoured and raised to the Saddledome rafters.[44] The Flames ended the night with a three-goal outburst late in their contest against the New York Islanders and secure a 4–3 victory.[45] The Flames largest win of the season came on March 22 against the Oilers; the 8–1 score represented the largest margin of victory by the Flames in Edmonton in the history of the Battle of Alberta.[46] Curtis Glencross recorded a hat trick in the victory that also featured an emotional goal by Matt Stajan on a penalty shot. The goal was Stajan's first since the death of his newborn son, Emerson. He pointed to the sky after scoring and was embraced by his emotional teammates.[47]

After winning two of three games in a homestand, the Flames traveled east for a five-game road trip. The first game, a 6–3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on March 30, officially eliminated Calgary from playoff contention.[48] Sean Monahan scored his 20th goal of the season in the loss. He became the first Flames rookie since Dion Phaneuf in 2005–06, and first rookie forward since Jarome Iginla in 1996–97 to reach the mark.[49] Bryce Van Brabant, a late-season free agent signing out of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, played his first game with the club on April 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was the 10th Flame to make his NHL debut on the season, tying a franchise record set in 1997–98.[50] The Flames also set a franchise record for most one-goal games as the 3–2 defeat was their 46th such game. At the time, the team had an overall record of 22–17–7.[50] The Flames rebounded to win the final three games of the road trip, culminating with Ramo's second shutout of the season in a 1–0 victory over the New Jersey Devils.[51]

The Flames returned to Calgary for their final two home games of the season, a victory against the Los Angeles Kings, and then a defeat to the Winnipeg Jets. Despite the 5–3 loss to Winnipeg, the team left the arena to a standing ovation from the Saddledome fans who expressed appreciation for the tenacity shown by the team throughout the season. Mark Giordano expressed the team's appreciation: "It was awesome. That's not the first time we've been cheered after a loss, but definitely being the last one, it was special."[52]

The campaign concluded on April 13 with a road game in Vancouver, where Hartley and Tortorella again became the focus of controversy. During the game, a 5–1 in by the Canucks, Calgary's Paul Byron received a major penalty and game misconduct for a hit from behind on Henrik Sedin, who was taken off the ice on a stretcher and hospitalized for precautionary reasons. Tortorella criticized Hartley's behaviour while Sedin was being attended tobut refused to elaborate on what Hartley did: "It's been a rough year, but it's embarrassing to coach against the guy across from me."[53] Brian Burke defended his coach. He explained that Tortorella was apparently upset because Hartley was campaigning for a penalty against Vancouver as a result of the scrum that followed Byron's hit. Burke added that "our coach acted completely appropriately last night and Torts oughta keep his mouth shut".[54]


With a final record of 35–40–7, the Flames finished sixth in the Pacific Division with 77 points and failed to qualify for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team also finished 13th in the 14-team Western Conference, ten points ahead of the Edmonton Oilers.[55] The Flames finished 27th overall in the NHL standings, and after their status was left unchanged in the draft lottery for the top pick, were confirmed as the fourth overall selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[56] The team entered the draft with a new general manager as Brad Treliving, formerly the assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes, was hired to serve as permanent replacement for Jay Feaster on April 28, 2014.[57]

Peter Maher, the team's long-time radio play by play announcer, announced his retirement following the season. He joined the Flames prior to their inaugural season of 1980–81 and became the play by play announcer the following year. Maher never missed a game over the following 33 years and called 3,162 consecutive games. He was recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 when he was named recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.[58]

Several members of the team were invited to represent their nations at the 2014 World Championship. Both Mark Giordano and T. J. Brodie were invited to represent Canada, but declined due to lingering injuries. Sean Monahan, however, accepted his invitation. As did Jiri Hudler with the Czech Republic, Johnny Gaudreau with the United States and Mikael Backlund with Sweden.[59] Prospect Sven Baertschi was added to the Swiss roster after his season with the AHL's Abbotsford Heat ended.[60]


Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division[61]
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 116
2 San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 111
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 100
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 89
5 Vancouver Canucks 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 83
6 Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 77
7 Edmonton Oilers 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 67

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)[62]
1 y – Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 112
2 St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 111
3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 107
Top 3 (Pacific Division)[62]
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 116
2 San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 111
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 100
Wild Card Teams[62]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Minnesota Wild CE 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 98
2 Dallas Stars CE 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 91
3 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 89
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 88
5 Winnipeg Jets CE 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 84
6 Vancouver Canucks PA 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 83
7 Calgary Flames PA 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 77
8 Edmonton Oilers PA 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 67

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z – Clinched Conference

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific

Schedule and resultsEdit


Regular seasonEdit

2013–14 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[63]


Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Hudler, JiriJiri Hudler 75 17 37 54 4 16
Giordano, MarkMark Giordano 64 14 33 47 12 63
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri 63 26 19 45 −13 26
Backlund, MikaelMikael Backlund 76 18 21 39 4 32
Monahan, SeanSean Monahan 75 22 12 34 −20 8
Stajan, MattMatt Stajan 63 14 19 33 −13 42
Brodie, T. J.T. J. Brodie 81 4 27 31 0 20
Russell, KrisKris Russell 68 7 22 29 −11 15
Colborne, JoeJoe Colborne 80 10 18 28 −17 34
Glencross, CurtisCurtis Glencross 38 12 12 24 −11 12
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak 52 8 15 23 −21 28
Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman 46 4 17 21 −15 18
Byron, PaulPaul Byron 47 7 14 21 6 27
Jones, DavidDavid Jones 48 9 8 17 1 10
Galiardi, T.J.T.J. Galiardi 62 4 13 17 −13 21
Butler, ChrisChris Butler 82 2 14 16 −23 39
Bouma, LanceLance Bouma 78 5 10 15 −4 41
Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi 26 2 9 11 −4 6
McGrattan, BrianBrian McGrattan 76 4 4 8 −4 100
Westgarth, KevinKevin Westgarth 36 4 3 7 −2 64
Smid, LadislavLadislav Smid 56 1 5 6 −4 62
Wotherspoon, TylerTyler Wotherspoon 14 0 4 4 −3 4
O'Brien, ShaneShane O'Brien 45 0 3 3 −8 58
Granlund, MarkusMarkus Granlund 7 2 1 3 2 0
Billins, ChadChad Billins 10 0 3 3 −3 0
Jones, BlairBlair Jones 14 2 0 2 0 21
Hanowski, BenBen Hanowski 11 0 2 2 −2 2
Reinhart, MaxMax Reinhart 8 0 2 2 1 2
Breen, ChristopherChristopher Breen 9 0 2 2 1 5
Agostino, KennyKenny Agostino 8 1 1 2 −2 0
Smith, DerekDerek Smith 14 0 1 1 −10 2
Knight, CorbanCorban Knight 7 1 0 1 −1 0
Street, BenBen Street 13 0 1 1 −2 4
Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau 1 1 0 1 1 0
Jackman, TimTim Jackman 10 1 0 1 −1 41
MacDermid, LaneLane MacDermid 1 0 0 0 −1 7
Cundari, MarkMark Cundari 4 0 0 0 −4 0
Arnold, BillBill Arnold 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Van Brabant, BryceBryce Van Brabant 6 0 0 0 −1 2
Horak, RomanRoman Horak 1 0 0 0 0 0


Regular Season
Ramo, KarriKarri Ramo 40 2,193:46 17 15 4 97 2.65 1091 .911 2 0 1 10
Berra, RetoReto Berra 29 1,648:23 9 17 2 81 2.95 788 .897 0 0 0 2
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald 11 598:45 5 4 1 29 2.90 264 .890 0 0 0 2
Ortio, JoniJoni Ortio 9 500:55 4 4 0 21 2.51 193 .891 0 0 2 0

Denotes player spent time with another organization before joining Flames. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.

Awards and honoursEdit


League awards
Player Award
Mikael Backlund Third Star of the week (Jan. 27 – Feb. 2) [64]
Team awards
Player Award
Mikael Backlund Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award [65]
Matt Stajan J. R. "Bud" McCaig Award [66]


Player Milestone Reached Ref.
Sean Monahan 1st NHL game
1st NHL point (assist)
October 3, 2013 [10]
Sean Monahan 1st NHL goal October 4, 2013 [11]
Jiri Hudler 100th NHL goal October 16, 2013 [67]
Chris Breen 1st NHL game October 22, 2013 [68]
Michael Cammalleri 250th NHL assist November 1, 2013 [69]
Reto Berra 1st NHL game
1st NHL win
November 3, 2013 [70]
Chad Billins 1st NHL game
1st NHL point (assist)
November 5, 2013 [71]
Shane O'Brien 500th NHL game November 8, 2013 [72]
Karri Ramo 1st NHL shutout January 13, 2014 [28]
Joni Ortio 1st NHL game February 27, 2014 [41]
Markus Granlund 1st NHL game February 27, 2014 [41]
Markus Granlund 1st NHL point (assist) March 3, 2014 [73]
Corban Knight 1st NHL game March 5, 2014 [74]
Markus Granlund 1st NHL goal March 5, 2014 [74]
Joni Ortio 1st NHL win March 5, 2014 [74]
Tyler Wotherspoon 1st NHL game March 7, 2014 [43]
Tyler Wotherspoon 1st NHL point (assist) March 8, 2014 [75]
Corban Knight 1st NHL goal (and point) March 12, 2014 [76]
Kenny Agostino 1st NHL game March 21, 2014 [77]
Mikael Backlund 100th NHL point March 22, 2014 [78]
Bryce Van Brabant 1st NHL game April 1, 2014 [50]
Kenny Agostino 1st NHL goal April 4, 2014 [79]
Michael Cammalleri 500th NHL point April 4, 2014 [79]
Bill Arnold 1st NHL game April 13, 2014 [80]
Johnny Gaudreau 1st NHL game
1st NHL goal
April 13, 2014 [80]


Player re-signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
(in US dollars)
Joey MacDonald April 20, 2013 One-year, $925,000[81]
Karri Ramo July 5, 2013 Two-year, $5.5 million[82]
Chris Butler July 5, 2013 One-year, $1.7 million[82]
Corban Knight July 5, 2013 Two-year, $1.8 million (max $7.5 million with bonuses)[82]
Brian McGrattan July 5, 2013 Two-year, $1.5 million[82]
Greg Nemisz July 5, 2013 One-year, $750,000[82]
Chris Breen July 17, 2013 One-year, $577,500 (Two-way)[83]
T. J. Brodie July 31, 2013 Two-year, $2.125 million[84]


June 27, 2013[85] To Calgary Flames
David Jones
Shane O'Brien
To Colorado Avalanche
Alex Tanguay
Cory Sarich
July 2, 2013[86] To Calgary Flames
TJ Galiardi
To San Jose Sharks
4th round pick in 2015
July 5, 2013[87] To Calgary Flames
Kris Russell
To St. Louis Blues
5th round pick in 2014
September 28, 2013[88] To Calgary Flames
Joe Colborne
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 2014
November 8, 2013[89] To Calgary Flames
Ladislav Smid
Olivier Roy
To Edmonton Oilers
Roman Horak
Laurent Brossoit
November 21, 2013[90] To Calgary Flames
6th round pick in 2014
To Anaheim Ducks
Tim Jackman
November 22, 2013[91] To Calgary Flames
Lane MacDermid
To Dallas Stars
6th round pick in 2014
December 30, 2013[92] To Calgary Flames
Kevin Westgarth
To Carolina Hurricanes
Greg Nemisz
March 5, 2014[40] To Calgary Flames
2nd round pick in 2014
To Colorado Avalanche
Reto Berra
March 5, 2014[40] To Calgary Flames
3rd round pick in 2014
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Lee Stempniak

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Player Former team Via
Chad Billins Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) Free agency[82]
Bryce Van Brabant Quinnipiac Bobcats (ECAC) Free agency[93]
Player New team Via
Roman Cervenka SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) Free agency[94]
Danny Taylor Färjestad BK (SEL) Free agency[94]
Leland Irving Jokerit (SM-liiga) Free agency[95]
Miikka Kiprusoff Retirement[96]

Draft picksEdit

Upper body of a hockey player who is skating up the ice.  He is in a red uniform with black and yellow trim, and a stylized &quot;C&quot; logo on his chest.

The first of three first round selections, Sean Monahan made the team out of training camp.

The Flames entered the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with three first round selections and eight overall.[97] The Flames' own pick will be sixth overall, tying with the 1997 and 1998 drafts as the highest draft place the Flames have held since the franchise has been located in Calgary.[98]

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Pos Team (league) NHL statistics
1 6 Sean Monahan Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada C Ottawa 67's (OHL) 75 22 12 34 8
1 22[a] Emile Poirier Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada LW Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
1 28[b] Morgan Klimchuk Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada LW Regina Pats (WHL)
3 67 Keegan Kanzig Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada D Victoria Royals (WHL)
5 135[c] Eric Roy Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada D Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
6 157 Tim Harrison Flag of the United States.png United States RW Dexter School (NEPSAC)
7 187 Rushan Rafikov Flag of Russia.png Russia D Yaroslavl Jrs. (MHL)
7 198[d] John Gilmour Flag of the United States.png United States D Providence (Hockey East)
Statistics are updated to the end of the 2013–14 NHL season. denotes player was on an NHL roster in 2013–14.
Draft notes[99]

Abbotsford HeatEdit

The Flames' top minor league affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL) finished the 2013–14 season with a 43–25–5–3 record. The Heat ranked fifth in the Western Conference and qualified for the Calder Cup playoffs where they lost their first round match-up to the Grand Rapids Griffins three games to one.[106] Max Reinhart was the team's leading scorer and set an Abbotsford record with 63 points.[107] Joni Ortio led the Heat in goal and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team.[108]

The season was the last in the British Columbia city for the franchise, as Abbotsford's city council announced that they had bought out the remaining years of the city's lease with the Flames for $5.5 million. With 3,007 fans per game, the Heat finished second-last in AHL attendance, and owing to a deal that guaranteed the Flames a minimum level of income, the team's attendance struggles cost the city $12 million total since the arrival of the AHL in 2009.[109]


  1. "Saddledome, Stampede Grounds hit by flooding in Alberta", The Sports Network, 2013-06-21. Retrieved on 2013-06-21. 
  2. "Flames say lower part of Saddledome 'total loss' from flooding", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-06-22. Retrieved on 2013-06-22. 
  3. Gilbertson, Wes. "Flood forces Calgary Flames prospect Ben Hanowski to seek higher ground", QMI Agency, 2013-06-21. Retrieved on 2013-06-22. 
  4. "Saddledome prepares to host concerts, hockey after flood", The Sports Network, 2013-09-05. Retrieved on 2013-09-05. 
  5. "Flames hire Brian Burke as president of hockey operations", The Sports Network, 2013-09-05. Retrieved on 2013-09-05. 
  6. "Mark Giordano is Flames' 19th captain", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-09-20. Retrieved on 2013-10-04. 
  7. "NHL releases 2013–14 schedule, new division names", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-07-19. Retrieved on 2013-10-04. 
  8. "2013–14 Predictions" 67. ISSN 0018-3016. 
  9. Francis, Eric. "Growing pains", Calgary Sun, 2013-10-01, p. S3. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Gilbertson, Wes. "Ovie and out", Calgary Sun, 2013-10-04, p. S2. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Flames slip past Blue Jackets 4–3", ESPN, 2013-10-04. Retrieved on 2013-10-04. 
  12. Gilbertson, Wes. "Point men", Calgary Sun, 2013-10-12, p. S3. 
  13. Cruickshank, Scott. "Stars' triple-punch knocks out Flames", Calgary Herald, 2013-10-25, p. E1. 
  14. "Rookie Sean Monahan earns season-long stay with Flames", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-10-23. Retrieved on 2013-10-27. 
  15. Gilbertson, Wes. "Curse of the captaincy", Calgary Sun, 2013-11-07, p. S2. 
  16. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames' collapse 'frustrating'", Calgary Herald, 2013-11-18, p. C7. 
  17. Johnson, George. "Berra helps snap skid", Calgary Herald, 2013-11-19, p. C12. 
  18. "Monahan lifts Flames past Panthers in shootout", ESPN, 2013-11-22. Retrieved on 2013-11-23. 
  19. Johnson, George. "Injury bug drawn to the Flames", Calgary Herald, 2013-11-29, p. B9. 
  20. Odland, Kristen. "Captain Giordano's return lifts Flames over Coyotes", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-05, p. B12. 
  21. Johnson, George. "Unforgettable night as fans pay emotional tribute to Iginla", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-11. Retrieved on 2013-12-11. 
  22. Johnson, George. "Burke begins the search for Feaster's replacement", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-13, p. B9. 
  23. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames manager OT win", Calgary herald, 2013-12-13, p. B12. 
  24. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames coach awaits word on injured Glencross, Russell", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-23, p. D3. 
  25. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames down Blues in 'fun' shootout win", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-24, p. C7. 
  26. "Flyers win 4th straight, top Flames 4–1", ESPN, 2013-12-31. Retrieved on 2014-01-01. 
  27. Gilbertson, Wes. "Dome and gloom", Calgary Sun, 2014-01-12, p. S3. 
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Karri Ramo gets 1st shutout as Flames top Hurricanes", ESPN, 2014-01-13. Retrieved on 2014-01-13. 
  29. Odland, Kristen. "Flames' home-ice skid hits record seven games", Calgary Herald, 2014-01-17, p. D1. 
  30. 30.0 30.1 Gilbertson, Wes. "Canuckle chucking", Calgary Sun, 2014-01-19, p. S1. 
  31. "Canucks win game featuring line brawl, drama with Tortorella", The Sports Network, 2014-01-19. Retrieved on 2014-01-19. 
  32. Ebner, David. "Vancouver coach's fire singes his struggling team", Globe and Mail, 2014-01-21, p. S1. 
  33. "Flames beat Coyotes 3-2 to end 7-game home skid", ESPN, 2014-01-22. Retrieved on 2014-01-25. 
  34. "Flames rally over Predators, Eric Nystrom's 4 goals", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2014-01-25. Retrieved on 2014-01-25. 
  35. Odland, Kristen. "Flames roar as winning becomes a habit", Calgary Herald, 2014-02-03, p. D1. 
  36. "Flames' Ramo suffers MCL injury; out until after Olympics", The Sports Network, 2014-02-03. Retrieved on 2014-02-03. 
  37. Player statistics by team – Switzerland. International Ice Hockey Federation (2014-02-18). Retrieved on 2014-03-05.
  38. Sportak, Randy. "Calgary Flames' Jiri Hudler ready to 'move on' from Olympic snub", Calgary Sun, 2014-01-14. Retrieved on 2014-03-05. 
  39. Johnson, George. "Smid, Berra headed to Olympics; Jiri Hudler snubbed", Calgary Herald, 2014-01-06. Retrieved on 2014-03-05. 
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 "Lee Stempniak, Reto Berra dealt by Flames", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2014-03-05. Retrieved on 2014-03-05. 
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 "Kings shut out Flames, win 2nd straight out of break", ESPN, 2014-02-27. Retrieved on 2014-02-28. 
  42. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames lineup for tonight's game is sketchy", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-05. Retrieved on 2014-03-05. 
  43. 43.0 43.1 Vickers, Aaron. "Wotherspoon latest Flames player to make NHL debut", National Hockey League, 2014-03-07. Retrieved on 2014-03-09. 
  44. Cruickshank, Scott. "Nieuwendyk 'very grateful'", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-08, p. D1. 
  45. Johnson, George. "Colborne paces Flames win", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-08, p. D3. 
  46. Sportak, Randy. "Edmonton Oilers blown out by the Calgary Flames", QMI Agency, 2014-03-23. Retrieved on 2014-03-25. 
  47. Odland, Kristen. "'That one's for the little guy'", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-24, p. D1. 
  48. Cruickshank, Scott. "Unfocused Flames pay for too many mistakes", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-31, p. D1. 
  49. Yerdon, Joe. "PHT Morning Skate: Monahan excites Flames with 20-goal season", NBC Sports, 2013-03-31. Retrieved on 2013-03-31. 
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Sportak, Randy. "Flames Snapshots", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-02, p. S4. 
  51. Cruickshank, Scott. "Solid Ramo steals game from Devils", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-08, p. C7. 
  52. Gilbertson, Wes. "One more for the road", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-12, p. S5. 
  53. "'It's bush league'", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-14, p. S3. 
  54. "John Tortorella should 'keep his mouth shut': Brian Burke", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2014-04-14. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  55. 2013–14 division standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
  56. Odland, Kristen. "Flames get 4th pick in upcoming draft", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-16, p. D1. 
  57. Fisher, Scott. "New GM likes what he sees", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-29, p. S3. 
  58. Francis, Eric. "Voice signs off", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-30, p. S3. 
  59. Gilbertson, Wes. "Defence duo declines invite", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-15, p. S6. 
  60. "Baertschi joins Swiss world team", Calgary Herald, 2014-05-05, p. D2. 
  61. 2013–2014 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on July 20, 2013.
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 2013–2014 Wild Card Standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on December 23, 2013.
  63. 2013–2014 Regular Season Stats – Points – Calgary Flames – Statistics. Calgary Flames. Retrieved on April 14, 2014.
  64. Sportak, Randy. "First star for Backlund", Calgary Herald, 2014-02-04, p. S5. 
  65. Smith, Sheldon. "Backlund earns Scurfield trophy", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-27, p. B10. 
  66. Smith, Sheldon. "Stajan honoured by award", Calgary Herald, 2014-03-29, p. D3. 
  67. Sportak, Randy. "Flames fall short in Anaheim", QMI Agency, 2013-10-16. Retrieved on 2013-10-27. 
  68. Cruickshank, Scott. "'Too little, too late' in Flames loss", Calgary Herald, 2013-10-23, p. F1. 
  69. Vickers, Aaron. "Datsyuk, Tatar lead Red Wings past Flames", National Hockey League, 2013-11-01. Retrieved on 2013-11-03. 
  70. Flames beat Blackhawks 3–2 in overtime. ESPN (2013-11-03). Retrieved on 2013-11-03.
  71. "Parise, Harding lead Wild past Flames, 5–1", ESPN, 2013-11-05. Retrieved on 2013-11-05. 
  72. Peterson, Torie (2013-11-08). Morning skate report: Flames vs. Avs. Retrieved on 2014-01-01.
  73. Sportak, Randy. "Leaving his mark", Calgary Sun, 2014-03-04, p. S5. 
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 Gilbertson, Wes. "Hosts heat up", Calgary Sun, 2014-03-06, p. S5. 
  75. Sportak, Randy. "West toasted", Calgary Sun, 2014-03-09, p. S3. 
  76. Sportak, Randy. "Hosts dine out on Ducks", Calgary Sun, 2014-03-15, p. S3. 
  77. "Predators hold off Flames 6–5", ESPN, 2014-03-21. Retrieved on 2014-03-22. 
  78. "Flames 8, Oilers 1", Reuters, 2014-03-23. Retrieved on 2014-03-29. 
  79. 79.0 79.1 Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames spoil Luongo's party", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-05, p. D1. 
  80. 80.0 80.1 Gilbertson, Wes. "Gaudreau holds his own in bigs", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-14, p. S3. 
  81. Gilbertson, Wes. "Flames re-sign MacDonald", Calgary Sun, 2013-04-20. Retrieved on 2013-06-01. 
  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 Cruickshank, Scott. "Feaster keeps busy, makes minor moves", Calgary Herald, 2013-07-05. Retrieved on 2013-07-06. 
  83. Gilbertson, Wes. "Breen on board", Calgary Sun, 2013-07-18, p. S9. 
  84. "Flames sign T.J. Brodie to 2-year deal", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-07-31. Retrieved on 2013-08-21. 
  85. "Flames trade Tanguay, Sarich to Avs for Jones, O'Brien", The Sports Network, 2013-06-27. Retrieved on 2013-06-27. 
  86. "Flames acquire T.J. Galiardi from Sharks", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-07-02. Retrieved on 2013-07-02. 
  87. Cruickshank, Scott. "Russell excited to don Flames jersey", Calgary Herald, 2013-07-05. Retrieved on 2013-07-06. 
  88. "Maple Leafs send Joe Colborne to Flames for 4th-round pick", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-09-28. Retrieved on 2013-09-29. 
  89. "Flames acquire Ladislav Smid, Olivier Roy from Oilers", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-11-08. Retrieved on 2013-11-08. 
  90. "Flames send F Jackman to Ducks for sixth-round draft pick", The Sports Network, 2013-11-21. Retrieved on 2013-11-21. 
  91. Gilbertson, Wes. "Flames snapshots", Calgary Sun, 2013-11-23, p. S4. 
  92. Odland, Kristen. "Burke hopes trade toughens Flames", Calgary Herald, 2013-12-31, p. C8. 
  93. Malafronte, Chip. "Van Brabant signs deal with Flames", New Haven Register, 2014-03-30, p. C1. 
  94. 94.0 94.1 Gilbertson, Wes. "Babchuk to sign in KHL", Calgary Sun, 2013-05-29, p. S4. 
  95. "Former Flames goalie Irving lands tryout with Finnish club Jokerit", Calgary Herald, 2013-08-21. Retrieved on 2013-08-21. 
  96. "Flames announce Kiprusoff's retirement", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013-09-09. Retrieved on 2013-09-09. 
  97. Mitchell, Scott. "Project: Draft 2013 for Flames", Calgary Herald, 2013-04-07. Retrieved on 2013-06-02. 
  98. Cruickshank, Scott. "Flames get no luck in draft lottery, will pick sixth overall", Calgary Herald, 2013-04-29. Retrieved on 2013-06-02. 
  99. 2013 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 10, 2013.
  100. Flames trade Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis – Calgary Flames Transactions. Calgary Flames (April 1, 2013).
  101. Flames trade captain Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins – Calgary Flames Transactions. Calgary Flames (March 28, 2013).
  102. Flames acquire Mike Cammalleri – Calgary Flames – News. Calgary Flames (January 12, 2012).
  103. Flames acquire and sign Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames – News. Calgary Flames (June 27, 2012).
  104. Flames acquire a 5th round pick from Columbus – Calgary Flames – News. Calgary Flames (April 3, 2013).
  105. Flames acquire draft pick in exchange for Henrik Karlsson – Calgary Flames – News. Calgary Flames (January 21, 2013).
  106. Cruickshank, Scott. "Heat fall to Griffins, bid farewell to Abbotsford", Calgary Herald, 2014-05-03, p. D2. 
  107. Gilbertson, Wes. "Heat's Reinhart sets record", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-20, p. S14. 
  108. Austin, Danny. "Flames snapshots", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-10, p. S5. 
  109. Cruickshank, Scott. "Abbotsford deal goes up in smoke", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-16, p. D3. 
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2013–14 Calgary Flames season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.