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Darryl Sutter

Head Coach

Darryl Sutter was named head coach on March 4, 2021. This is Sutter's second stint with the Flames after originally being named as the team's head coach on Dec. 28, 2002 and coaching through July 12, 2006. He was also the team's general manager from April 11, 2003 through Dec. 28, 2010.

Sutter coached the Los Angeles Kings from 2011-2017 winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014. He has been a head coach in the NHL for 18 seasons with Chicago, San Jose, Calgary and Los Angeles accumulating a 634-467-101-83 record which ranks him 17th in NHL history for wins and 12th in Stanley Cups won. He has had winning seasons in 15 of his 18 years behind an NHL bench as head coach. Most recently he was named as an advisor to the Anaheim Ducks coaching staff in July of 2019.  

In his first full season with Calgary, Darryl guided the Flames to game seven of the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 after defeating Vancouver, Detroit and San Jose. He had a winning record all three seasons behind the Flames bench with a 107-73-15-15 record.

Sutter played eight NHL seasons all with the Chicago Blackhawks from 1979-1987 scoring 161 goals and 118 assists for 279 points and 288 penalty minutes in 406 regular season games in addition to his 43 points in 51 playoff games. Darryl and his wife Wanda have three children, Brett, Jessie and Christopher and currently reside in Viking, Alberta.

Kirk Muller

Associate Coach

Kirk Muller is entering his first season with the Calgary Flames.  

Muller has an extensive coaching resume that started as an assistant coach with Montreal for five seasons from 2006-07 until 2010-11. He went on to become Carolina's head coach in 2011-12 through 2013-14. He spent two seasons as an assistant with St. Louis in 2014-15 before returning to Montreal in 2016-17 as an associate coach where he recently concluded his tenure in February of the 2020-21 season. 

The Kingston, Ontario native played 19 NHL seasons starting in 1984-85 with time spent in New Jersey, Montreal, New York Islanders, Toronto, Florida and retired in Dallas at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season. The second overall pick in the 1984 Draft by New Jersey played 1349 career games, was a six time all-star and was an instrumental member of the Montreal Canadiens 1993 Stanley Cup championship team.

Ryan Huska

Assistant Coach

Ryan Huska is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the Flames. Prior to coming to Calgary, Huska spent four seasons as head coach of the Flames affiliate team in the American Hockey League, the Stockon/Adirondack Heat.

Huska started his coaching career in 2002 as an assistant coach with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, and was appointed as the club's head coach in 2007. Two years after being appointed, Huska led the Rockets to the Ed Chynoweth as league champions and advanced to the Memorial Cup, falling to the Windsor Spitfires in the final. The Cranbrook, B.C. native spent seven years as the Rockets bench boss and finished his junior coaching career with an overall record 303-164-37 before moving onto the bench boss of the Flames affiliate. In four years with the Heat, Huska ended with a 135-118-27 record.

The 42-year-old was drafted in the third round 76th overall in the 1993 NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks and made his NHL debut on May 1 1995 against the Flames. Huska spent his junior career with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, winning three Memorial Cups in 1992, 1994 and 1995.

Cail MacLean

Assistant Coach

Cail MacLean undertakes his first NHL coaching position following three seasons as the head coach of Calgary's AHL affiliate in Stockton. 

During his time with the Heat, MacLean guided the team to a record of 72-65-16. The 2020-21 season marked MacLean's eighth season within the Flames organization, having served as an assistant coach with the Abbotsford Heat from 2011-2013, two seasons as the head coach with the ECHL Adirondack Thunder and one season as an assistant in Stockton prior to becoming Stockton's head coach in 2018-19. Prior to embarking on his coaching career, the native of Nova Scotia, had an 11-year, 747-game playing career in the AHL, IHL and ECHL.

Jordan Sigalet

Senior Goaltending Coach

Jordan Sigalet is entering his sixth season with the Flames, and first as Director of Goaltending after serving as the goaltending coach for five years. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as the goaltending coach with Calgary's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford. Prior to that, Sigalet was the goaltending coach with the Everett Silvertips (WHL) for two seasons.

Jordan was originally drafted from Victoria (BCHL) by the Boston Bruins in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft
and played one game and backed up 10 games for the Bruins during the 2005-06 season. He spent
four years at Bowling Green University (CCHA) where he was a CCHA All-Star (2003 and 2004), won the Terry Flanagan Award for perseverance, team captain his senior year and was a top 10 Hobey Baker Finalist in addition to being nominated for an ESPY in the "Comeback Player of the Year" category. He spent three seasons with the Providence Bruins, Boston's AHL affiliate and was the recipient of the Fred Hunt Memorial Trophy before concluding his playing career in Vienna, Austria in 2009.

Jordan and his wife Lindsay have two sons, Jaxon and Maddox, and a daughter, Sloane and reside in Calgary.

Jamie Pringle

Assistant Coach, Video

Jamie Pringle, a native of Picton, Ontario is entering his ninth season with the Calgary Flames coaching staff after three seasons as the video coach with the Florida Panthers. Prior to that, Pringle spent the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons as the video coach for Hockey Canada.

Pringle was part of the staff for all international events including winning gold at the 2007 IIHF World Championship and winning gold at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships. Pringle worked with Brent Sutter during the 2008 World Junior team Super Series against Russia. Pringle spent the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons as the assistant coach with the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) after four seasons as the assistant coach with the Belleville Bulls (1999-2004) where he helped earn the OHL title in 1999.

Jamie and his wife Karen have two children: Brendan and Brooke.

Jason Labarbera

Goaltending Coach

Jason Lababera is entering his first season as the goaltending coach with the Flames. For the past four seasons, Jason has served as Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach with the Calgary Hitmen (WHL).

In addition, Labarbera has served as the Goalie Coach for Canada's National Teams including U-18 team the past two seasons and with Team Canada U-20 which won gold at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

As a pro, he appeared in 187 NHL games and 338 tilts in the AHL, earning goaltender of the year honours for the 2003-04 campaign. 

Ryan van Asten

Director of Sports Performance

Ryan van Asten is entering his sixth season with the Flames and is responsible for coordinating the overall strength and conditioning program for all of the players in the organization.

Prior to joining the Flames, van Asten spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings as their Strength and Conditioning Coach winning two Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. He was also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Coordinator for Hockey Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre - Calgary where he was part of the 2010 Olympic gold medal championship women's hockey team in Vancouver.

Along with the Olympic gold medal, van Asten was fortunate to be a part of three World Championship teams and multiple (10) World Cup medal winners in hockey and luge.

Van Asten is a graduate of the University of Calgary where he earned a Master of Science degree in Neuromuscular Physiology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP).

Ryan and his wife Jackie reside in Calgary.

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