The Flames announced today that Brian McGrattan has joined the team's player development staff in the role of player assistance. In this position McGrattan will work with all Flames prospects and the NHL team to provide support and guidance both with their off-ice and on-ice development.
McGrattan played 317 games in the NHL over 10 seasons. He was originally a fourth-round selection of the Los Angeles Kings (104th overall) at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Flames for the first time as a free agent in 2009 and rejoined Calgary again in a trade with Nashville in the 2012-13 campaign. He would play 137 games with Calgary including the 2013-14 season in which he set career highs in games played (76), goals (4), assists (4) and points (8) while accumulating 100 penalty minutes.
The 36-year old native of Hamilton, ON, resides in Calgary year round with his wife Michelle and their two-year old son Gabe.
The Flames also announced a title change for Sean O'Brien. O'Brien has worked with the Flames for 20 seasons, the previous 11 as Team Services Manager. He will assume the title Director of Team Operations to better reflect his responsibilities with the club.