Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announce today the recall of defenceman Yan Kuznetsov

from the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League.

Kuznetsov, a native of Murmansk, RUS, recently skated in his 100th career AHL game on Dec. 1st against the Henderson Silver Knights, and so far this season has registered two goals and five assists for seven points in 31 games. The 21-year-old is coming off his rookie pro season in 2022-23, where he posted five goals and 14 assists for 19 points in 63 games.

Kuznetsov was a member of the 2022 Memorial Cup Champion Sanit John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. He was the Flames second-round pick (50th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft.


BORN: Murmansk, RUS                     DATE: March 9, 2002

HEIGHT: 6’4”                                       WEIGHT: 220 lbs.


DRAFTED: Second round (50th overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft

For information contact:

Peter Hanlon                                                                          Sean Kelso

VP, Communications                                                            Director, Media Relations

403-777-3684                                                                         403-777-1387