Report: Former Flames GM Brad Treliving to be named as GM in Toronto
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By Ryan Pike3 months ago
It appears that former Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has found a new gig. According to a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger, Treliving will be named as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the near future.
The 53-year-old Treliving was named GM of the Flames in April 2014, but his tenure with the club ended following the 2022-23 season when he and the club were unable to come to terms on a new contract extension. After negotiations broke down and his departure was announced on April 17, initially the Flames reportedly would not allow Treliving to interview for jobs (until his contract’s expiry on June 30), but they also reportedly relented. (We’ll see if there are any strings attached to him joining the Maple Leafs, but a restriction on incoming GMs being involved in entry draft preparations isn’t uncommon.)
Treliving was the second longest-tenured GM in Flames franchise history, behind only Hockey Hall of Famer Cliff Fletcher. Under Treliving’s watch, the Flames emerged from their post-Jarome Iginla rebuild and became a pretty strong hockey club, though they only won two playoff series during his tenure.
We broke down several elements of Treliving’s performance back in April: his drafting, his trades, his free agent work and his player re-signings. While his legacy is a bit mixed, he generally did a pretty good job given the circumstances he was working within.
Treliving joins the Leafs with a pretty lengthy resume. In addition to nine seasons with the Flames, he spent six seasons as assistant GM of the Arizona Coyotes, seven seasons as president of the Central Hockey League and five seasons as the vice-president of the Southern Professional Hockey League. He’s been working as an executive or in hockey operations dating back to 1996. He also spent five seasons bouncing around minor pro after playing in the Western Hockey League.
Treliving has a reputation as a tireless worker, a smart hockey man, and straight-shooting person. We’ll see how he fares in the most voracious hockey market in the world.
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