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.