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Calgary Flames Assistant Coaches and Coaching Staff 2023-24

By Kapil Sapkota / 26 September 2023 10:57 AM

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Calgary Flames assistant coaches are Marc Savard, Dan Lambert, and Cail MacLean. Jordan Sigalet serves as the senior goalie coach.

The Flames franchise has hired Jamie Pringle as the video assistant coach. Pringle spent nine years on the coaching panel of the team. He also worked for the Florida Panthers for 3 seasons as a video coach.

The role of the skating coach is assigned to Danielle Fujita. The female coach boasts 30 years of experience training players in different leagues such as the NHL, AHL, and WHL.

The Flames failed to qualify for the playoffs last season. They will be looking forward to securing at least the Stanley Cup playoff berth this time.

Calgary Flames Head Coach

Ryan Huska became the new head coach of the Calgary Flames on June 12, 2023. He initially joined the Flames in 2018 as an assistant coach.

Following the recent promotion, Huska became the 24th head coach in the history of the Flames. Ryan Huska coaching record during his stint as a head coach in the WHL and AHL stands as 303-164-37 from 11 seasons.

Moreover, Ryan has been with the Calgary organization since the 2014-15 season. Initially, he was hired as the head coach of the Flames AHL affiliate, Adirondack Flames.

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His career began with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets as an assistant coach in 2002. He helped the Rockets to win the Memorial Cup in 2004.

He was promoted to the Kelowna head coach in 2007. He led the Rockets to the WHL championship in 2009 as well as the Memorial Cup finals. He spent 7 years as the head coach of the Rockets.

As a player, Huska played his junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers. He clinched the Memorial Cup three times in 1992, 1994, and 1995.

He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1993 NHL Draft and appeared in a single NHL game with them. The Blackhawks assigned Huska to their IHL affiliate, Indianapolis Ice.

Calgary Flames Coaching Staff

Calgary Flames coaches for the 2023-24 season are:

Coaching StaffPosition
Ryan HuskaHead Coach
Marc SavardAssistant Coach
Dan LambertAssistant Coach
Cail MacLeanAssistant Coach
Jordan SigaletSenior Goaltending Coach
Jamie PringleAssistant Coach, Video
Danielle FujitaSkating Coach

Marc Savard

The Flames hired Savard in June 2023 as the assistant to their new head coach Ryan Huska. After retiring from professional playing, Savard became an assistant coach of the St. Louis Blues in 2019-20.

Savard joined the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before the 2021-22 season and spent two seasons there. He led the Spitfires to the OHL final in his first season with the team.

During his playing career in the NHL, Savard spent four seasons with the Flames from 1999-00 to 2002-03. The former center won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011.

Dan Lambert

Dan Lambert was named the assistant coach of the franchise along with Savard in June 2023. Dan retired from his playing career in 2009.

He then joined the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League as an assistant coach and eventually became their head coach. In 2015, as a head coach, Lambert led the Rockets to the Memorial Cup finals.

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Lambert left the Rockets to become an assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres in July 2015. On 16 May 2016, he was named the head coach of the Sabres' AHL farm team, Rochester Americans.

Dan stepped down from the Amerks head coach role after the 2016-17 season. He was then hired by the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL in 2017.

Lambert spent two seasons with the Chiefs and left in June 2019 to accept the esteemed position of assistant coach in the Nashville Predators.

Cail MacLean

MacLean was named the assistant coach of the Flames in June 2021. Previously, he was the head coach of the AHL affiliate, Stockton Heat.

Before joining the Heat, the Flamed organization assigned Cail as the head coach of the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL in 2015. He left the Thunder in 2017 since the Flames ended their affiliation with the Thunder.

MacLean's journey with the Flames started back in June 2011 when he was hired as an assistant coach of their AHL affiliate Abbotsford Heat.

In advance of joining the Flames organization, he had been serving the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays since 2008. As their assistant coach, MacLean guided the Stingrays to the Kelly Cup championship in 2009.

Calgary Flames Coaches History

Calgary Flames head coach history over the years is summarised in the table below.

Head CoachesTenure
Al MacNeil1980–1982
Bob Johnson1982–1987
Terry Crisp1987–1990
Doug Risebrough1990–1992
Guy Charron1992
Dave King1992–1995
Pierre Page1995–1997
Brian Sutter1997–2000
Don Hay2000–2001
Greg Gilbert2001–2003
Darryl Sutter2003–2006
Jim Playfair2006–2007
Mike Keenan2007–2009
Brent Sutter2009–2012
Bob Hartley2012–2016
Glen Gulutzan2016–2018
Bill Peters2018–2019
Geoff Ward2019–2021
Ryan Huska2023–present

Al MacNeil became the first head coach of the Calgary Flames from 1980 to 1982. MacNeil was then promoted to the role of director of player development and professional scouting for the team.

In 1982, Bob Johnson started his NHL coaching career with the Flames and remained in the position for five seasons. Johnson led the Flames to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, however, the team lost to the Montreal Canadiens.

The only coach in the Flames' history who led the team to the Stanley Cup triumph is Terry Crisp. He was selected as the head coach in 1987.

Having won the President's Trophy in the 1988-89 regular season, the team clinched the 1989 Stanley Cup as well. This is the first and only Stanley Cup captured by the Flames.

Dave King was then hired by the Flames franchise as their head coach in 1992. This was his first step as a coach in the NHL. He left the Flames in 1995 and became assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

The Flames named Darryl Sutter in the position of their head coach in 2003. He led the franchise to the playoffs after seven seasons in his first full season in 2003-04.

The team also secured a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals but ultimately lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sutter spent his second tenure with the club for the term of 2021–2023 and also won the Jack Adams Award in 2022.

The Canadian veteran coach Bob Hartley became the head coach of the franchise in May 2012. Hartley was honored with the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's Coach of the Year in June 2015. He became the first coach to win the award in the franchise's history.

Bill Peters was named as the head coach of Calgary in April 2018. In his first season, Peters led the club to the division title for the first time in 13 years. The team also recorded the second-most wins (50) and points (107) in its history.

Calgary Flames General Manager

Calgary named Craig Conroy as the 8th GM in franchise history on May 23, 2023. Don Maloney serves as the President of Hockey Operations.

In advance of his new position, Conroy was hired by the organization in February 2011 as a special assistant to then-GM Jay Feaster. In June 2014, he was promoted to the assistant GM of the franchise.

"I think we're going to change the core a little bit," said the newly hired GM. "Not the core pieces, but I think we're going to add some new things."

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Conroy mentioned the importance of the young players in the team and said that he wants to bring young talents to the club. Being in a long time in the front office of the Flames, the executive has knowledge of the organization at every level.

As a general manager, Conroy will be looking after draft picks prospects, NHL and AHL players, coaches, scouts, and trainers. He will also perform player transactions and contract discussions.

Conroy is also a former player as well as captain of the team. In addition to the Flames, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, and the Los Angeles Kings during his 1,009 NHL career games. He was active in the NHL as a player from 1994 through 2011.