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Michael Ferland was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2010. (CBC)

The trial for a Calgary Flames prospect charged with assault got underway Monday.

Michael Ferland faces an aggravated assault and common assault charge following a fight outside a Cochrane bar in July, 2012.

When RCMP responded to the disturbance call, they found a man had been pushed to the ground.

Officers said at the time another man who tried to assist the victim was struck in the face and knocked unconscious, sufering a fractured orbital bone.

The left-winger from Swan River, Man. has denied any wrong-doing.

The jury trial is set to last two weeks in a Calgary courtroom.