Calgary Flames Extend General Manager Brad Treliving

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames announced a multi-year contract extension for general manager Brad Treliving just hours before the team played its season opener Thursday.

The 50-year-old from Penticton, B.C., enters his sixth season as Calgary’s GM.

Calgary has made the playoffs three times and posted a record of 212-163-35 for a winning percentage of .560 during his tenure.

The team’s longest playoff run under Treliving was reaching the second round in 2015.

The Flames earned their second-highest point total in franchise history last season with 107 points to top the Western Conference at 50-25-3-4.

Calgary quickly exited the playoffs, however, falling in five games to the Colorado Avalanche.

“Over the past five years, Brad has done an excellent job putting a team together on and off the ice,” Flames president and CEO John Bean said in a statement Thursday.

Brad Treliving
Brad Treliving (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

“Continuity is important in this role. Brad has earned the trust and respect of our ownership group and our fans.

“We look forward to continuing our work together as we strive for our ultimate goal — another Stanley Cup championship for the city of Calgary.”

The Flames faced the Avalanche in Denver to start the season Thursday.

Treliving was hired April 28, 2014, by then-president Brian Burke, who was also serving as interim GM at the time.

Treliving spent seven seasons with the Arizona Coyotes as assistant general manager and vice-president of hockey operations before joining the Flames.

Trading Calgary’s first-round pick and a pair of second-round picks to the New York Islanders for Travis Hamonic and a fourth-rounder, and shipping Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox to Carolina for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin in 2018 were among his most significant trades.

Calgary also drafted current Flames regulars Sam Bennett (2014) and Matthew Tkachuk (2016) under his watch.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2019.

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