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CHRIS SNOW NAMED ASSISTANT GM

Under his direction, the Flames have built out a hockey research and development department that supports several aspects of the team's hockey operation

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames have named Chris Snow to the position of Assistant General Manager.

Snow, 38, is in his 13th NHL season and ninth with the Calgary Flames. Snow began with the club in 2011 as director of hockey analysis. In his current role Chris works closely with general manager Brad Treliving on all hockey-related matters with an emphasis on utilizing data to inform decision making across hockey operations. Under Snow's direction the Flames have built out a hockey research and development department that supports several aspects of the Flames' hockey operation, including player identification, player performance and game strategy. Additionally, Chris is involved in all player contract research and negotiation.

Snow previously worked as director of hockey operations for the Minnesota Wild between 2006 and 2010. Before entering team management, Chris worked as an NHL and MLB beat writer, covering the Minnesota Wild for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Boston Red Sox for the Boston Globe. A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Chris earned degrees in journalism and policy studies at Syracuse University. Chris and with his wife, Kelsie, have a son, Cohen, and daughter, Willa. 

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