Juuso Valimaki - Picks up assist Saturday Valimaki logged an assist and two shots on goal in Saturdays' 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Impact Valimaki earned the secondary helper on Andrew Mangiapane's goal in the second period. While Mark Giordano's departure to Seattle in the expansion draft left a hole on the Flames' blue line, it appears the defensive-minded Nikita Zadorov has the inside edge to filling the void. Valimaki begins 2021-22 on the third pairing, but a step forward in his all-around game could see him earn a top-four job by season's end. Entering this year, Valimaki has produced 14 points, 103 blocked shots, 100 shots on net and 49 hits through 73 career games across two seasons.
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