The Calgary Flames and general manager Brad Treliving have decided to part ways after a frustrating NHL hockey season for the club.
Treliving’s contract was set to expire with the club on June 30, the team said.
The news comes as the Calgary Flames failed to make it to the postseason this year after a season of considerable change. Last offseason saw the departure of forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk. Most thought that Treliving replaced them with a comparable cast, including Nazem Kadri, Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar, among others.
He also locked up prospect Cole Schwindt and an extra 1st round pick in the 2023 draft in exchange for Tkachuk.
The Flames finished fifth in the division – seven points behind the fourth-place Seattle Kraken. The team sported a 38-27-17 this season, missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in three seasons. They haven’t been past the second round since the 2003-04 season.
Don Maloney has been promoted to president of hockey operations with the Calgary Flames and will be the team’s interim general manager.
“It’s a difficult day when you must part ways with a quality colleague and friend,” said Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation President and CEO, John Bean.
“We are grateful of Brad’s contributions over the past nine years and wish him every success in his future, both personally and professionally. But for our fans and our business, we need to move forward, and we are confident with Don’s experience that we will find the right General Manager to build on Brad’s work and lead our team to the Stanley Cup.”
The Flames will begin the search for a new GM immediately, they said.
While GM, Treliving went through five NHL coaches in nine years. His record with the Calgary Flames was 362-265-73.