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Brad Treliving named Calgary Flames’ new general manager

Brad Treliving, a 44 year old native of Penticton, B.C., was named general manager of the Calgary Flames; becoming a GM in the NHL for the first time. His most recent position was as assistant general manager of the Pheonix Coyotes.

President of hockey operations, Brian Burke was expecting to have to wait to approach Treliving until after the draft. But the Coyotes were cooperative, giving the Flames a mere 10 days to negotiate.

“I’m ready for this,”Treliving said. “I know the challenges here we have ahead of us as a team … I know the expectations of this market. I know the expectations of this fan base. And I want you to know I’m prepared for this and I’m ready for this challenge.”

“I’m sure everyone thinks the happiest guy in the room is Brad, but it’s probably me,” said Burke, making it apparent that he’s excited about the new direction of the Flames.

Treliving has previously been president of the Central Hockey League as well as president and director of hockey operations for the Western Professional Hockey League. He is also assistant general manager for Team Canada.

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