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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #25 – Tyler Parsons

Parsons slides down the boards after other goalie prospects emerge in the system.



#25 – Tyler Parsons

Position: Goaltender

Age: 22 (as of August 1 2020)

Team: Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)

Drafted in 2016, 2nd Round, Pick 54

Last Year Ranking: #12

Parsons Votes:

It’s been really tough through three professional seasons to get a grasp of where Parsons is heading as a prospect. Parsons spent the entire 2019-20 season with the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL, after spending 2018-19 with Stockton in the AHL. While some may view this as a demotion, it was actually the right call by Flames management most likely as it allowed him to get more starts when he was healthy. Unfortunately Parsons had a tough time staying in the lineup again, playing in just 28 games this season. Parsons did manage a respectable 11-9-2 record over those games with a .911 SV% and 3.03 GAA.

While it’s still too early to call Parsons a bust, it might be starting to move into that territory as other Flames goaltending prospects start to develop more with Artyom Zagidulin having secured a spot in the Stockton net while Dustin Wolf has many of the “Goalie of the Future” signs in his game. He slid down our rankings by 13 spots from last season, partially due to performance but also due to the emergence of other quality goaltenders in the organization.

Goaltending prospects are still pure voodoo, so for now all the Flames can really do is sit back and ensure they get him enough starts at either ECHL or AHL level so he can try improve his game. While the Flames still have belief in him, injury struggles have forced them to continue building up goaltending prospects beneath him, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see a major decision made on him this season, or next offseason barring growth.

Two Goals for 2020-21

by Michael MacGillivray