A league official familiar with the deal says the Calgary Flames will name Phoenix Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving as their next general manager.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flames had yet to make an announcement.
He will replace Jay Feaster, who was fired on Dec. 12.
The 44-year-old Treliving spent the past seven seasons as an assistant under general manager Don Maloney, helping guide the Coyotes through a difficult four years without an owner. He also served as GM for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate the Portland Pirates in Maine.
In Calgary, Treliving will work under president of hockey operations Brian Burke. The Flames finished 35-40-7 and were 13th in the Western Conference with 77 points to miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Prior to joining the Coyotes, Treliving served as president of the Central Hockey League for seven years and also co-founded the Western Professional Hockey League in 1996.
As the Coyotes’ vice president of hockey operations, Treliving worked closely with Maloney on personnel matters and helping build a team despite the financial limitations of being run by the NHL for four seasons. The Coyotes made the playoffs each of their four seasons without an owner before failing to reach the postseason the past two seasons.
Treliving’s duties also included managing the professional and amateur scouting staffs and making player personnel assignments to the team’s minor league affiliates.
Treliving played five professional seasons as a defenseman in the IHL and AHL.