Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Calgary Flames name Bill Peters as team's new coach

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving Calgary Flames to name new head coach today
Cary Erickson | 24 April, 2018, 02:26

Peters recently resigned from his previous job as the head coach of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.

The Calgary Flames on Monday are expected to name Peters their new head coach, replacing the fired Glen Gulutzan.

Peters opted out of the final year of his contract with Carolina on Friday, and rumors that he was headed home to the Flames immediately began to swirl.

During Peters' tenure, the Hurricanes went 137-138-53 and failed to make the playoffs.

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ThIs is Peters' second head coaching assignment in the National Hockey League.

Peters, born in Three Hills, Alberta, 80 miles northeast of Calgary, will become the Flames' third coach in four seasons after Gulutzan (2016-18) and Bob Hartley (2012-16). That year Peters was Canada's head coach and Canada won the gold medal, as they defeated Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game. But he's a well-respected coach with a highly structured system, and again will coach Canada in the IIHF World Championship this year.

Peters also has a connection to Flames general manager Brad Treliving of Penticton, British Columbia.