Flames name Canucks assistant Glen Gulutzan their new coach
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Glen Gulutzan (GUHL'-iht-zehn), an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks for the past three seasons, as their new head coach.
The move announced Friday is a homecoming of sorts for Gulutzan, who was coach and general manager of Calgary's ECHL affiliate in Las Vegas from 2003 to 2009. He posted a 254-124-55 record during his time with the Thunder and was named the league's coach of the year in 2006.
Gulutzan's previous experience as an NHL head coach came with Dallas from 2011 to 2013. The Stars went 64-57-9 under Gulutzan and missed the playoffs both seasons.
Gulutzan replaces Bob Hartley, who was fired May 3 after the Flames finished 35-40-7. Only Vancouver and Edmonton posted fewer wins in the Western Conference.