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COACHING STAFF

Bill Peters

Head Coach

Bill Peters is entering his first season as head coach of the Flames. Prior to joining the Calgary coaching staff, Peters spent four seasons as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Peters began coaching in 1996 as an assistant coach of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. After a one year stint coaching the University of Lethbridge for the 2004-05 season, Peters returned to Spokane, this time as the head coach. The Alberta native spent three years with the Chiefs, posting a record of 111-82-23, highlighted with winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup and Memorial Cup in the 2008-09 season. Peters would then move on to become the head coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League from 2008-2011 posting a record of 122-97-21, before making his way onto an NHL bench as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings from 2011-2014.

Peters also coached internationally, first in 2008 winning gold with Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Peters would then serve as head coach of Canada's gold-medal-winning team at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, and he was an assistant coach for Team Canada's championship teams at the 2015 IIHF World Championship and 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Most recently, the 53-year-old was Canada's head coach at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

Geoff Ward

Associate Coach

Geoff Ward is entering his first season as associate coach with the Flames, after spending three years as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils and prior to that, seven seasons behind the bench with the Boston Bruins in assistant role.

Ward started his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Waterloo in 1989 and remained on the Warriors' coaching staff for three years. Ward would then spend one season as an assistant coach of the Niagara Falls Thunder of the Ontario Hockey League in 1992-93, before returning in 1993-94 to Waterloo to lead the Siskins to a MWJHL championship. Ward then had a four-year stint as head coach of the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL setting a mark of 108-102-26. In 2001, Waterloo native was named as an assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, taking the reins of head coach the following season and was named the Coach of the Year, winning the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award.

Ward was named assistant coach of the Bruins in 2007 and was a part of the 2011 Stanley Cup winning team.

Ryan Huska

Assistant Coach

Ryan Huska is entering his first 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.

Martin Gelinas

Assistant Coach

Martin Gelinas is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames. Prior to joining the Flames, Gelinas served as the Director of Player Development for the Nashville Predators, joining the staff following his retirement as a player in 2009.

In his 19-year NHL career, Gelinas played in 1,273 games (62nd all-time at the start of this season) and scored 660 points. He played the 2002-03 and 2004-04 seasons with the Flames, and tied an NHL record by scoring three playoff series-clinching goals in the same year - including two in overtime - during the Flames' 2004 Stanley Cup run (and joining Ken Linseman in the record book in the process).

"The Eliminator," as Gelinas was known, is one just a handful of players to have reached the Stanley Cup Finals with four different teams; the left-winger won a Stanley Cup in 1990 as a member of the Edmonton Oilers and also played in the NHL Finals in 1994 and 2002. He also played two professional seasons in Switzerland (2004-05 and 2008-09).

A native of Shawinigan, Quebec, Gelinas made a splash in 1987-88 with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL with a 63-goal, 131-point campaign. He was named CHL Rookie of the Year and selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. But Gelinas never suited up for the Kings. Two months after the draft, on August 9, 1988, he was included in the celebrated "Gretzky Trade" that sent Gelinas, Kings center Jimmy Carson, the team's first round picks in the 1989, 1991 and 1993 entry drafts, and a reported $15 million cash to Edmonton in exchange for Wayne Gretzky, Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley.

Gelinas played six games for the Oilers in 1988 before being re-joining the Olympiques. In his first full NHL season in 1989-90, Gelinas had 25 points in 46 games, and won the Stanley Cup as Edmonton defeated the Boston Bruins in five games. Along with Joe Murphy and Adam Graves, he helped make up the popular Oilers' forward line known as "The Kid Line." Gelinas was the last player from the 1980s Oilers' dynasty active in the NHL.

He was traded to the Quebec Nordiques during the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and played 31 games for
Quebec before being claimed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks. Gelinas was a major factor
in Vancouver's 1994 postseason run losing in seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals to the New
York Rangers. He and goaltender Kirk McLean were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on January 3, 1998, where he spent five seasons before joining the Calgary Flames. He went on to play a year in Switzerland during the 2004-05 season before signing with the Florida Panthers for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. He concluded his NHL career in 2007-08 as a member of the Nashville Predators, where his season was cut short by a knee injury. He was Nashville's Masterton Trophy nominee that year.

Gelinas and his family have lived in Calgary since 2002. He and his wife, Jane, have three children - a son, Matthew, and daughters Cameron and Morgan. Matthew was selected by Swift Current in the 2010 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Jordan Sigalet

Goaltending Coach

Jordan Sigalet is entering his fourth season as the Flames goaltending coach after spending 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 seventh 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.

Ryan van Asten

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Ryan van Asten is entering his fourth season as the Flames strength and conditioning coach 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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