— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 17, 2016
The Arizona/Phoenix connection that Brad Treliving has continues as the Calgary Flames added former-Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney to the scouting staff as a pro scout. Maloney served as the Coyotes’ GM from 2007 until the end of this past season.
In what seems like a step-down from his previous role, Maloney’s role is a little unclear though it could potentially serve as a potential replacement for Todd Woodcroft, the Flames’ former scouting director who joined the Winnipeg Jets as an assistant coach.
By training camp we should have a clearer understanding of what Maloney will be doing in the organization – specifically if he’s in a traditional scouting role or looking to fill some of the void that Woodcroft left behind prior to his hiring.
During his tenure with the Coyotes, Maloney was lauded as a man capable of assembling a budget team, and was the NHL’s first-ever GM of the year. Prior to his role with the Coyotes, Maloney served as the New York Islanders’ GM from 1992 to 1995 and assistant GM under Glen Sather with the Rangers from 1996 to 2007