Thursday, June 13, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to re-sign Brad to a multi-year contract extension,” Maloney said. “Brad is a valuable member of our hockey operations department and has done a great job managing our AHL affiliate in Portland.”
Treliving is entering his seventh season as Assistant General Manager after being named to the position on July 18, 2007. As Vice President of Hockey Operations, Treliving works closely with General Manager Don Maloney on the day-to-day administration of the Coyotes’ hockey operations. Treliving also serves as General Manager of the club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates. This past season Portland finished the regular season with a record of 41-30-3-2 for 87 points and earned a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In his role, Treliving is consulted on all team personnel decisions and manages the amateur and pro scouting staffs and other administrative duties assigned by the general manager. Treliving is also responsible for all player personnel assignments with the team’s minor league affiliates.
“I’m thrilled to re-sign with the Coyotes,” Treliving said. “I have very much enjoyed working with Don and our entire staff the past six seasons and look forward to building a winner here in the Valley.”
Treliving, 43, 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.
Prior to his front office career, Treliving played five professional hockey seasons from 1990-91 to 1994-95 including stints with the Indianapolis Ice of the International Hockey League (IHL) and both the New Haven and Prince Edward Island Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL). The defenseman also registered 17 goals, 85 assists for 102 points and 811 penalty minutes in 243 games in the ECHL.