Brad Treliving has left the Calgary Flames after 9 seasons as basic supervisor, the group introduced Monday.
The Flames, in a launch posted to the group’s web site, stated the 2 sides agreed to mutually half methods.
The 53-year-old from Penticton, B.C., was within the last 12 months of his contract with the Flames.
Don Maloney, who served 5 seasons as vp of hockey operations, has been promoted to president of hockey operations and can function interim basic supervisor. The group says the seek for a brand new GM will start instantly.
“It’s a tough day when you could half methods with a top quality colleague and pal,” Flames president John Bean stated in an announcement. “We are grateful of Brad’s contributions over the previous 9 years and need him each success in his future, each personally and professionally. But for our followers and our enterprise, we have to transfer ahead, and we’re assured with Don’s expertise that we’ll discover the fitting basic manger to construct on Brad’s work and lead our group to the Stanley Cup.”
Calgary made the playoffs 5 occasions throughout Treliving’s tenure, and reached the second spherical in 2015 and 2022. The Flames fell in need of the playoffs this season, nonetheless, with a 38-27-17 file.
The Flames went 324-238-58 beneath Treliving and twice topped the Pacific Division with 50-win seasons (2019, 2022).
Treliving inherited Bob Hartley as a head coach and employed 4: Glen Gulutzan, Bill Peters, Geoff Ward and Darryl Sutter.
Unafraid to make huge commerce
Sutter beforehand coached the Flames from 2002 to 2006 and was GM from 2003 to 2010. The Flames employed him once more in March of 2021 when Ward was fired.
Treliving wasn’t afraid of chasing huge fish with massive cheques, or making blockbuster trades.
His most up-to-date headliner was dealing Matthew Tkachuk to Florida for Jonathan Huberdeau and signing free agent Nazem Kadri final summer time.
The Flames invested a mixed $133 million US and 15 contract years in Huberdeau and Kadri.
Treliving additionally obtained goaltender Jacob Markstrom beneath contract in 2020 for six years and $36 million.
Among his different notable strikes was signing ahead Johnny Gaudreau out of faculty in 2014, and buying and selling Calgary’s first-round decide within the 2022 NHL draft to Montreal to get Tyler Toffoli.
Treliving, the son of Boston Pizza chain proprietor and “Dragon’s Den” common Jim Treliving, was vice-president of hockey operations and assistant GM with the Phoenix Coyotes for seven seasons earlier than arriving in Calgary.
Calgary seemed like a contending group on paper this season.
The acquisition of Huberdeau and Kadri was anticipated to fill the void when Gaudreau departed in free company and Tkachuk needed out.
But forwards Huberdeau and Kadri had been properly off their career-high factors of final season. Sutter demoted Kadri to his bottom-six forwards late within the season.
Calgary’s goaltending was common at occasions, which wasn’t anticipated with Markstrom and backup Dan Vladar projected to be among the many higher NHL tandems, and Markstrom given extra relaxation this season.