The Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving made the following announcement with regards to the hockey department; Don Maloney was named Vice President of Hockey Operations. Maloney will continue to report directly to General Manager Brad Treliving.
Maloney originally joined the Flames in 2016 as a Pro Scout following nine seasons as Executive Vice President, General Manager and Alternate Governor of the Arizona Coyotes. Prior to joining the Coyotes in 2007, he spent the previous 10 seasons as a member of the New York Rangers' front office, most recently serving as the team's Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager.
Additionally, the Flames have re-signed Assistant General Managers Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall. Conroy is entering his fourth season in his current role after serving four seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager. This will be Brad Pascall's fourth season as the Flames Assistant General Manager and the General Manager of the Flames AHL affiliate Stockton Heat.
The Flames also announced Derek MacKinnon as the Director of Pro Personnel; Rob Sumner and Fred Parker as Assistant Directors of Amateur Scouting working under Director of Amateur Scouting Tod Button; and Chris Snow changing titles to Director of Hockey Analysis.
MacKinnon has worked as a Pro Scout for the Flames for the past three seasons. He joined the organization following six years in the same role with the Phoenix Coyotes and was previously a member of the Dallas Stars hockey operations staff.
Rob Sumner has worked as an amateur scout for Calgary since 2011. Prior to joining the Flames, Sumner coached over 1000 games in the Western Hockey League, the last seven seasons as Head Coach with the Seattle Thunderbirds. A former WHL defenceman, he was a Flames draft pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
Parker has also been a member of the Flames amateur scouting staff since 2010. Based in Ottawa, ON, Parker is also a former coach having served on the staff of the Kitchener Rangers and Clarkson University Golden Knights.
Chris Snow has spent the previous six years as a member of the Flames hockey administration. The change of title will reflect better on Snow's responsibilities with all data collection, database development, and data based analysis. Prior to joining the Flames, Snow spent four seasons as Director of Hockey Operations with the Minnesota Wild.