CALGARY, AB -- A familiar face is always comforting.
And at this stage, there's probably none more comforting to Alex Chiasson than Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan.
It's under the man affectionately referred to as 'Gully' that the man affectionately known as 'Chaser' had the most promising stretch of the 25-year-old's young career.
"It's huge," Chiasson started.
"At the same time I know from talking to him that things aren't going to be handed to me, also. He knows I'm capable of being successful and in what position, whether it's 5-on-5 or power play … in those types of positions.
"I think it's going to be up to me, when that opportunity comes, to show what I'm capable of doing. I know it's really important for a player to gain the trust of the coaching staff, and also the coaching staff to trust the player."