The Calgary Flames have signed GM Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension. His current deal was set to expire at the end of this season, but he now won’t have to worry about his future. Flames’ president and CEO John Bean explained why the team decided to move forward with Treliving:
Over the past five years, Brad has done an excellent job putting a team together on and off the ice. Continuity is important in this role. Brad has earned the trust and respect of our Ownership Group and our fans. We look forward to continuing our work together as we strive for our ultimate goal; another Stanley Cup championship for the City of Calgary.
With the team since 2014, Treliving has built the Flames into a Western Conference contender that took home the top seed last season with 107 points. The team is expected to challenge for that seed again this year and have their core locked up for at least the next three years. That’s the length of Matthew Tkachuk’s new bridge deal, which made him the highest-paid player on the team at just $7MM. While teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs are throwing money at their top few players, Treliving has gone the opposite route and built a deep forward group that has 11 forwards making at least $1.25MM this season.
The deal is expected to be three years in length, keeping Treliving in charge through the 2022-23 season. Not only will that give the organization some front office continuity, but it also gives him the security to make moves to improve the Flames down the line instead of right now. Calgary begins play tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.