During this job interview, it seemed like there might be an echo on the line.
Walker Duehr fancies himself a power forward. The Calgary Flames, one of the teams he’d shortlisted as a potential employer, would like a few more of those.
“Calgary is a team that plays a similar style to the way I like to play, so it just felt like a great fit,” Duehr said Sunday after signing an entry-level contract with the Flames as a college free agent.
“Having the conversation with them, it just felt right. It sounds cliché but talking with them, a lot of things were eye-to-eye. They just see my game exactly how I see it — a strong power forward who can be great in both ends of the ice and can produce offensively and be responsible defensively.
“It was really exciting, being able to end the phone call knowing that this could be a real opportunity with a team that sees me the same way that I see myself as a player. It was very exciting being able to have such a great talk about where they see me and how they see me playing.”