9 best "one-hit wonders" in Calgary Flames history

Apr 17 2020, 11:10 pm

When you think of great players in Calgary Flames history, there’s no shortage of names that come to mind. Players like Jarome Iginla, Al MacInnis, Theo Fleury… The list goes on.

But what about those players who were in Calgary for a good time, but not a long time?

Let’s pay tribute to the one-hit wonders, the players who wore a Flames jersey for no longer than one season (not including players on the current team).

9. Brad Stuart (2006-07)

Acquired in February of 2007, Brad Stuart played just 27 regular season games for the Flames, but helped them squeak into the playoffs with five assists and a +12 rating.

8. Chad Johnson (2016-17)

Splitting duties with Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson helped earn the Flames a playoff berth in 2016-17. He had an 18-15-1 record, with three shutouts, and a .910 save percentage that season.

7. Nigel Dawes (2009-10)

Nigel Dawes’ last full NHL season was with the Calgary Flames in 2009-10, scoring 32 points in 66 games. He’s been a star in the KHL since 2011.

6. Ville Nieminen (2003-04)

Ville Nieminen played more playoff games than regular season games for Calgary in 2003-04, as a late season acquisition from the Chicago Blackhawks. The pesky winger scored four goals and eight points in 24 games during the Flames’ run to the Stanley Cup Final.

5. Brian Elliott (2016-17)

Elliott was solid as Calgary’s starting goalie during the 2016-17 regular season, with a 26-18-3 record and a .910 save percentage. Wish we could say the same thing about the playoffs…

4. Owen Nolan (2007-08)

Power forward Owen Nolan had a successful one-year stint in Calgary, scoring 16 goals and 32 points during the regular season, before adding five points in seven playoff games.

3. Todd Bertuzzi (2008-09)

Todd Bertuzzi wasn’t the menacing power forward he once was in 2008-09, but he still posted 44 points in 66 regular season games, before adding two points in six playoff games.

2. Chris Drury (2002-03)

Chris Drury was outstanding for the Flames in 2002-03, scoring 23 goals and 53 points in Calgary following a successful start of his career in Colorado.

1. Dave Gagner

Coming to Calgary late in his career, Dave Gagner finished behind only Theo Fleury on the team in goals (27), assists (33), and points (60) during the 1996-97 season.

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