Like Cheap Trick, the Calgary Flames know what they want. That’s why they signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract Thursday, just ahead of their season opener against the Colorado Avalanche.
Treliving joined Calgary on April 28 of 2014 and is commencing his sixth season as general manager. This contract has to be seen as the reward for last season, a 50-25-7 affair that put the Flames atop the Western Conference.
It also gave them 107 points, their second-highest total since they joined the league as the Atlanta Flames way back in 1972.
Under Treliving, the Flames have qualified for the post-season three times. They pushed to the second round in 2014-2015 and have put together a formidable roster.
Treliving was the co-founder of the Western Professional Hockey League back in 1996. He eventually oversaw the merging of that league with the CHL in 2001. In 2003, he became the assistant GM for the Phoenix Coyotes and served under general manager Don Maloney. He was also the GM of the San Antonio Rampage during that period.
In April of 2014, he was hired by Brian Burke to be the next GM of the Flames.
“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. “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 are 212-163-35 under Treliving, with a winning percentage of .560.
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