Cameron was the head coach of the Ottawa Senators for a year and a half after taking over from Paul McLean during the 2014-15 season. He was fired from that position after the Senators took a major step back and missed the playoffs, despite a winning record.
A long-time OHL head coach with the St. Michael’s Majors, Cameron is still revered as an excellent bench boss and will join new head coach Glen Gulutzan on what is shaping up to be a good staff.
The team also announced the hiring of Paul Jerrard as another assistant, and both men will join Gulutzan and the returning Martin Gelinas behind the bench for the Flames this season. Jerrard last coached with the Utica Comets, Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, and has experience with the Dallas Stars in the NHL.
Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet, Cameron will be in charge of the powerplay in Calgary, while Jerrard takes on penalty kill schemes. Ottawa was in the bottom five in powerplay percentage last season, despite having one of the best point men in the league. Perhaps in Calgary Cameron will have better success.