April 28 2014 08:56AM
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Calgary Flames have their man.
PHX asst GM Brad Treliving has been hired as GM of the Calgary Flames.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 28, 2014
Treliving is both the son of Dragon's Den star Jim Treliving and an experienced hockey executive. He's served as:
- GM of the AHL's San Antonio Rampage
- GM of the AHL's Portland Pirates
- Assistant GM of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Also...(per his Coyotes website bio):
Treliving, 44, joined the Coyotes after serving as the President of the Central Hockey League (CHL) for seven years. During his tenure, Treliving guided the CHL to remarkable growth and development. Numerous successful expansion franchises were introduced including the Arizona Sundogs in Prescott Valley who began play in a new arena in 2006-07. That season, the CHL led all North American “AA” professional hockey leagues in attendance for the sixth consecutive campaign.
Treliving co-founded the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) in 1996 and served as the league’s Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for five seasons. The native of Penticton, British Columbia played an integral role in the merger of the WPHL and the CHL in May 2001 upon which he began his tenure as President of the league.
We're awaiting an announcement from the Flames confirming the move. CBC's Elliote Freidman recently reported that Treliving had interviewed with the club.
Brad Treliving was the only guy interviewed for the GM job before excepting #Flames offer.— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 28, 2014
Really like Brad Treliving hire in Calgary. Inspired choice. Modern thinker. Good fit in my mind.— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 28, 2014
And here we thought Burke would recycle. Brad Treliving from all reports a progressive guy.— George Johnson (@GeorgejohnsonCH) April 28, 2014
If/when it's official, Treliving would become the 7th full-time general manager in club history (after Cliff Fletcher, Doug Risebrough, Al Coates, Craig Button, Darryl Sutter and Jay Feaster).
By all accounts, a pretty smart, bold move by Brian Burke. Treliving has a strong reputation in hockey circles.