Calgary Flames Hire Brad Treliving as New GM
Brad Treliving (far right in above picture) is the new general manager of the Calgary Flames.
According to numerous news outlets including TSN and the CBC, the 44-year-old Treliving takes over the position from Brian Burke, the Flames president of hockey operations. Burke assumed the general manager’s role on an interim basis after firing former GM Jay Feaster this past December.
Treliving spent the last seven seasons as the assistant general manager and vice-president of hockey operations for the Phoenix Coyotes, also serving as the general manager of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirtates. Before that, he served for seven years as the president of the Central Hockey League. Treliving co-founded the now-defunct Western Professional Hockey League in 1996, and was its vice-president of hockey operations until the league merged with the Central Hockey League in 2001.
Treliving was also recently named an assistant general manager for Team Canada at the upcoming 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus in May.
Treliving had stints as a professional hockey player with the International Hockey League, the ECHL and the AHL.
The Flames are coming off a year that saw the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, while their 77 points was the club’s worst total since 2002-2003.
Calgary currently has seven draft picks heading into the upcoming NHL Draft in Philadelphia, including the fourth overall selection.
An official announcement from the team is scheduled for a 5pm EST news conference today.
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