Calgary Flames announce major front-office shakeup

It's the end of an era for the Flames.

Michael W.

The Calgary Flames have now failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for two straight years, and as general manager Craig Conroy enters his second offseason on the job, there's been a major shakeup to the franchise's front office announced. 

Flames President and CEO John Bean, who had been at his post for the last 14.5 years, is stepping down. In his stead, the Flames have appointed Robert Hayes as the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation's new President and CEO, while Lorenzo DeCicco has been appointed as the CSEC’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Bean announced the news himself via an internal memo that was sent out to members of the organization which read: 

“It is a day full of mixed emotions as I truly enjoyed my time with the CSEC family,” he wrote. “The best part about working for CSEC is truly the incredible passion, energy and humility of each and every one of you. I feel honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization and extend my sincere gratitude to our wonderful ownership group who provided solid guidance and support to me and our entire team along the way.”

The memo also reportedly indicated that Bean announced his intentions to step down last year to Flames ownership. 

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