For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Calgary, AB – General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today Brent Sutter has been named as the head coach of the Calgary Flames. Additionally, Ryan McGill, Dave Lowry and Jamie McLennan have been named as assistant coaches.
Brent joins the Calgary Flames after two seasons as the bench boss of the New Jersey Devils compiling a 97-56-11 (.625) record during the regular season, and an Atlantic Division title in 2008-09. Prior to that, Brent spent eight seasons as owner, president, general manager, and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL). During that time, he led the Rebels to a 314-194-68 (.604) as the team’s head coach. Brent guided the Rebels to a WHL Championship in 2001, and three consecutive WHL Eastern Conference Championships from 2001-03. In 2001, Brent was named as the WHL’s top coach taking home the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy.
The Red Deer Rebels captured the Memorial Cup Championship in 2001 with Brent as the bench boss. He has represented Canada twice as the head coach guiding the National Junior team to consecutive 6-0-0 marks and gold medals at the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships. As a player, the Viking, Alberta native helped his country win the 1984, 1987, and 1991 Canada Cup Championships. Brent was also a member of Canada’s 1986 Bronze Medal-winning World Championship team.
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