Gains are in for the Flames and their new coach
2 more articles The Calgary Flames have a new head coach in place.
The team announced Tuesday that they’ve hired Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley, and he’ll officially take over on Jan. 1.
The Flames will host the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Saddledome on Jan, 1.
Hartley, 51, spent four seasons as an assistant with the Flames, compiling a 59-47-5 record.
He led the Flames to the second-round playoff series against the New York Islanders in 2015.
The Flames went on to win the Eastern Conference final against the Detroit Red Wings in six games.
Hartle’s first head coaching job came in 2004 when he coached the Los Angeles Kings to a Stanley Cup championship.
He has been in the NHL for eight seasons, and has won the Stanley Cup twice.
Hartles first head coach, Peter DeBoer, was fired after the 2011-12 season.
He spent the next two seasons as the Bruins coach.
Hartley has also served as an NHL assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Minnesota Wild, and the Boston Bruins.
Hartleys first team was the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2011-2012.
He was named the AHL coach of the year after leading the Griffins to the Calder Cup championship in 2014.
Hartlets team went on an 11-game winning streak, and won the Calder Memorial Trophy.
He has also led the AHL in wins, points and games played three times.
Hartlings last season also saw him reach the Stanley Trophy as AHL coach.
Hartlett has a strong history with the NHL.
He’s coached in the Western Conference and Conference Finals for the Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers.
He’s won the Presidents Trophy twice, the Conn Smythe Trophy twice and the Calder Trophy twice.
Hartlett also has three championships with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The new Flames head coach joins the organization after spending the last two seasons in the AHL.
He also played for the Boston University men’s hockey team and the St. Louis Blues.