Calgary Flames go big on second day of NHL Draft

At 6-foot-7 and 220 lb., Calgary Flames second-round pick Hunter Smith is a big boy.

At 6-foot-7 and 220 lb., Calgary Flames second-round pick Hunter Smith is a big boy.

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

Size and truculence.

You bet it’s a motto for the Calgary Flames.

It also was a major focus after last season.

The Flames addressed the desire to add some size Saturday at the NHL Draft in Philadelphia, starting with second-round selection Hunter Smith, all 6-foot-7 and 220-lb. of him.

“I think it’s a perfect fit — a big, strong, power winger. I’m going to get into the corners and I’m going to mess it up out there,” said the right winger from Windsor, Ont. who played for the OHL’s Oshawa Generals.

“I’m really excited. I think Calgary’s a great fit for me in the West. The West is big and big hitting, so I’m excited to get to development camp and get going.”

It didn’t end there.


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