22-Year-Old Left Wing – Calgary Flames
Emile Poirier Contract Information:
Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Flames in December of 2013.
Calgary waived Poirier on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.
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Poirier is one of the better prospects in the Flames' system that has yet to spend extended time with the club, as he put up 42 points in his first full season with AHL Adirondack. The Flames did call him up for six games at the end of the season with a couple wingers resting up for the playoffs, but his first serious shot at joining the club full-time will arrive in the fall. The Montreal native brings a bit of a nasty streak along with his offensive abilities, which could give him a minor edge over his competition. Even if he doesn't make the team out of the gate, Poirier should be one of the first call-ups if another forward gets injured.
After burning up the QMJHL for three years, Poirier finally got a shot in the AHL in 2013-14 and took full advantage, scoring four points in two games. A first-round pick in 2013, Poirier looks to make some noise with AHL Adirondack this season in hopes of raising some eyebrows in Calgary. Poirier is still raw at 19 years old, however, and could use a year or two in the minors before getting prolonged time with the Flames.