Flames hire Bill Peters as next head coach

Flames expected to name Peters head coach | News & Observer

The team has been linked to former Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters since firing Glen Gulutzan and his staff last week.

The Calgary Flames on Monday are expected to name Peters their new head coach, replacing the fired Glen Gulutzan. Peters becomes the fourth native of Alberta to coach the Flames, joining Brian Sutter, Brent Sutter and Darryl Sutter, all natives of Viking, Alberta.

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. "(I'm) coming into a great situation with a passionate fan base and a real good team, a real good roster".

The Flames have found their next head coach.

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Peters coached the Hurricanes to an overall record of (137-138-53) in four seasons as their head coach.

Peters coached Canada to the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where Flames general manager Brad Treliving served as co-GM.

Peters played college hockey in Alberta for two seasons at Augustana and one for the Red Deer College Kings where they won the 1989 ACAC championship.

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