Complete List Of Calgary Flames Head Coaches In Order

List Of Calgary Flames Head Coaches In Order

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Complete List Of Calgary Flames Head Coaches In Order looks at a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, the franchise relocated to Calgary in 1980. Since their inception, the Flames have won two Presidents’ Trophies, three Conference championships, and one Stanley Cup in 1989. Their fiery spirit has been guided by numerous head coaches over the years.

1 – Bernie Geoffrion (1972-1975)

Born in 1931 in Montreal, Quebec. Geoffrion played for the Montreal Canadiens (1950-1964) and the New York Rangers (1966-1968). Before coaching the Flames, he was also an assistant coach for the New York Rangers.

2 – Fred Creighton (1975-1979)

Born in 1930 in Port Arthur, Ontario. He did not play in the NHL. Besides coaching the Flames, Creighton also coached the Boston Bruins (1979-1980).

3 – Al MacNeil (1979-1982)

Born in 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. MacNeil played for the Montreal Canadiens (1955-1960), Chicago Black Hawks (1960-1964), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (1967-1969). He also coached the Montreal Canadiens (1970-1971), leading them to a Stanley Cup in 1971.

4 – Bob Johnson (1982-1987)

Born in 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Johnson did not play in the NHL. He also coached the Pittsburgh Penguins (1990-1991) and led them to a Stanley Cup victory.

5 – Terry Crisp (1987-1990)

Born in 1943 in Parry Sound, Ontario. Crisp played for the Boston Bruins (1965-1966), St. Louis Blues (1968-1972), and the Philadelphia Flyers (1972-1977). He led the Flames to their only Stanley Cup in 1989 and later coached the Tampa Bay Lightning (1992-1997).

6 – Doug Risebrough (1990-1992)

Born in 1954 in Guelph, Ontario. Risebrough played for the Montreal Canadiens (1974-1982) and the Calgary Flames (1982-1987). He took over as coach after Crisp.

7 – Dave King (1992-1995)

Born in 1947 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. King did not have an NHL playing career. Apart from the Flames, he coached the Columbus Blue Jackets (2000-2003).

8 – Pierre Page (1995-1997)

Born in 1948 in Saint-Hermas, Quebec. He did not play in the NHL. Page also coached the Quebec Nordiques (1988-1990) and the Minnesota Wild (2000-2001).

9 – Brian Sutter (1997-2000)

Born in 1956 in Viking, Alberta. Sutter played for the St. Louis Blues (1976-1988). He also coached the St. Louis Blues (1988-1992), Boston Bruins (1992-1995), and the Chicago Blackhawks (2001-2004).

10 – Don Hay (2000-2001)

Born in 1954 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Hay did not play in the NHL. He also had coaching stints in the junior leagues.

11 – Greg Gilbert (2001-2002)

Born in 1962 in Mississauga, Ontario. Gilbert played for the New York Islanders (1981-1989), Chicago Blackhawks (1989-1993), New York Rangers (1993-1996), and St. Louis Blues (1995-1996).

12 – Darryl Sutter (2002-2006, 2021-)

Born in 1958 in Viking, Alberta. As a player, Sutter played for the Chicago Black Hawks (1979-1987). Apart from his stints with the Flames, he also coached the San Jose Sharks (1997-2002) and the Los Angeles Kings (2011-2017), winning two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

13 – Jim Playfair (2006-2007)

Born in 1964 in Fort St. James, British Columbia. Playfair did not have a notable NHL playing career. He took over from Sutter for a season.

14 – Mike Keenan (2007-2009)

Born in 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario. Keenan did not play in the NHL. He’s coached several NHL teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers (1984-1988), Chicago Blackhawks (1988-1992), New York Rangers (1993-1994, winning a Stanley Cup), St. Louis Blues (1994-1996), Vancouver Canucks (1997-1999), Boston Bruins (2000-2001), and the Florida Panthers (2001-2004).

15 – Brent Sutter (2009-2012)

Born in 1962 in Viking, Alberta. Brent played for the New York Islanders (1980-1991) and the Chicago Blackhawks (1991-1998). He also coached the New Jersey Devils (2007-2009).

16 – Bob Hartley (2012-2016)

Born in 1960 in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He did not play in the NHL. Apart from coaching the Flames, Hartley also coached the Colorado Avalanche (1998-2002, winning a Stanley Cup) and the Atlanta Thrashers (2003-2007).

17 – Glen Gulutzan (2016-2018)

Born in 1971 in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. He did not play in the NHL. Before the Flames, he was the head coach of the Dallas Stars (2011-2013).

18 – Bill Peters (2018-2019)

Born in 1965 in Three Hills, Alberta. Peters did not have a notable NHL playing career. He also coached the Carolina Hurricanes (2014-2018).

19 – Geoff Ward (2019-2021)

Born in 1962 in Waterloo, Ontario. He did not play in the NHL. Ward has also served as an assistant coach for various NHL teams, most notably the Boston Bruins, where he was part of their 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team.

20 – Darryl Sutter (2021-2023)

Born in 1958 in Viking, Alberta. Sutter played for the Chicago Blackhawks (1979-1987). He also coached the San Jose Sharks (1997-2002), Calgary Flames (2002-2006), and the Los Angeles Kings (2012-2017).

21- Ryan Huska (2023)

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