Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames announced today that Jay Feaster has been named General Manager.
Feaster joined the Flames organization on July 8, 2010 as an Assistant General Manager. He held that position during the start of the 2010-11 campaign until December 28, 2010 when he was promoted to the Acting General Manager, a position which he held through the end of the current season.
In addition to naming Jay Feaster as the General Manager, the Flames also announced a four year extension for Craig Conroy as the Special Assistant to the General Manager. On February 4, 2011, Craig Conroy retired after a 17 year NHL career to join the Flames front office as a Special Assistant to the Acting General Manager where he finished out the 2010-11 season.
“We were very pleased to see the progress of the team under Jay’s direction in the second half of the season, and we are excited to secure Jay to guide the future of this club,” said Flames President and & CEO Ken King.
“Additionally, since Craig’s retirement as a player, we have been very pleased with his quick adjustment to the management role. His contributions have been valuable and we look forward to his efforts in assisting to our club’s success.”
Feaster’s decorated managerial resume is highlighted by a Stanley Cup Championship as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 and a Calder Cup Championship as the President of the Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) in 1997.
“I am pleased to be able to lead this historic hockey club and work in such a dedicated and knowledgeable hockey market,” said Feaster. “Calgary Flames fans and our ownership group have made a tremendous commitment to this franchise and I am truly honoured to be a part of the Flames family going forward."
Since taking over as Acting General Manager on December 28, 2010 the Flames went 25-11-9 in the remaining 45 games of the season for a .656% winning percentage and finished in second place in the Northwest Division.
One on One with Jay Feaster in Studio