Flames announce a coaching change

The bench for the Calgary Flames will look different next season.

Michael W.

For the second straight offseason, the Calgary Flames have announced a coaching change. 

It was announced by the team minutes ago that they and assistant coach Marc Savard, who suited up for the Flames during his playing days, have "mutually agreed" to part ways. 

Flames general manager Craig Conroy released the following statement: 

“We would like to thank Marc for his commitment last season and also for his professionalism during this process to arrive at today’s decision,” he said. “We wish Marc success with his future endeavors in the game.”

Savard's NHL career lasted 807 games and saw him play for the New York Rangers, Flames, Atlanta Thrashers, and Boston Bruins. 

He was hired by the Flames last summer as an assistant under new head coach Ryan Huska, who was promoted to the position following the departure of Darryl Sutter. He's also coached the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, along with serving as an assistant for the St. Louis Blues. 

Recommended articles: