The Calgary Flames chose Emile Poirier of the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the No. 22 overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Poirier is considered a competent two-way player, as evaluating by the International Scouting Service. In addition to boasting an impressive work ethic, the player is considered a competent skater who is capable of playing 200 feet.
The selection is another instance of the Flames selecting a player ahead of his ranking. Poirier was ranked as the No. 46 best prospect in the draft, but that didn't stop general manager Jay Feaster from making the selection. In 2012, Feaster and the Flames picked Mark Jankowski with the No. 21 overall selection despite the player being ranked as the No. 42 overall prospect in the draft class.