Calgary Flames part ways with GM Brad Treliving

Brad Treliving will not return as Calgary Flames general manager next season.

Flames announced the transfer on Monday, saying the club had agreed to a “mutual farewell” with Treliving, whose contract expires on June 30.

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) President and CEO John Bean said in a news release:

We thank Brad for his contributions over the last nine years and wish him the best in his future, both personally and professionally. ”

The news comes after a devastating overtime loss to the Nashville Predators last week that dashed the Flames’ playoff hopes.

Don Maloney, who has been promoted to president of the hockey business, will also serve as interim general manager.

“For the sake of our fans and our business, we need to move forward. Don’s experience tells us that we can find the right general manager to lead the team to the Stanley Cup based on Brad’s work.” I’m confident.

Maloney just completed his fifth season as the Flames’ senior vice president of hockey operations after joining the club as a pro scout in 2016.

Flames says the process to find a new general manager for the team will begin “soon.”

“Today is not a good day for me,” Maloney said.

“The Stanley Cup playoffs start tonight, and we’re not playing. First, second, Brad Treliving is a good friend.

“He left us for his own reasons, but we move on.”

Maloney then took a moment to thank Bean and the rest of the organization for allowing him to remain.

“If I were in their shoes, I might have taken them to the city limits, turned east and started walking and told them never to come back – based on this year’s work.

Flames says the process to find a new general manager for the team will begin “soon.”

“My first task from[Been]and the owners is to take a deep look at this season. We had a team that I believe should have made the playoffs.”

“It wasn’t. make a decision and fix it?

“We have a good team here, we have good players. No doubt we will come back better and hungrier next season, but we can’t keep talking about it. We have to do it. .

“We are going to work very hard to bring a championship team to Calgary.”

Maloney says he doesn’t have a timeline for when a new GM will be hired, but the team’s assistant general managers Craig Conroy, Brad Pascall and Chris Snow are “strong contenders” for the position. I said there is.

“But I also recognize that it would be shortsighted not to go out there and find the best candidates. Perhaps one of them is.”

Maloney acknowledged that his ongoing battle with ALS affects interest in Snow’s role, but said he will remain an important member of the management group.

Calgary is the second team, after the Pittsburgh Penguins, to change GMs this offseason. The Pittsburgh Penguins fired Ron Hextall along with assistant Chris Pryor and Hockey’s president of operations Brian Burke as part of a house cleaning after missing the playoffs.

The Flames went 324-238-58 under Trebbing and twice topped the Pacific Division in a 50-win season (2019, 2022).

Treviving succeeded Bob Hartley as head coach and hired Glenn Gruzan, Bill Peters, Jeff Ward and Darryl Sutter.

Sutter previously coached the Flames from 2002-2006 and was their GM from 2003-2010. In March 2021, when Ward was fired, the Flames hired him again.

Treliving wasn’t afraid to chase big fish with big checks or make big-hit deals.

His most recent headliner traded Matthew Tkachuk to Florida for Jonathan Huberdeau and signed free agent Nazem Kadri last summer.

The Flames invested $133 million and 15 contract years together in Huberdeau and Kadri.

Treliving also signed goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom for 6 years and $36 million for 2020.

Among his other notable moves were signing college graduate Jonny Gaudreau in 2014 and trading Calgary’s first-round pick to Montreal in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft for Tyler.・I once won a toffoli.

– Using files from The Canadian Press

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