SUTTER STEPS DOWN AS FLAMES GM; FEASTER APPOINTED SUCCESSOR

A shakeup in Calgary is underway as the Flames announced Tuesday that Executive Vice-President and general manager Darryl Sutter is stepping down effective immediately.

Jay Feaster has been appointed Acting General Manager and will assume full and complete responsibilities for day to day hockey operations.

“Darryl has performed valuable service to the Calgary Flames organization for 8 years,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King in a statement. “He was the leader that ignited a renaissance of Flames hockey, moving us from a non-playoff team to an organization that was viewed as a respected and popular contender each year. We thank Darryl for his leadership and his important contributions to re-establishing the Calgary Flames as a model franchise. As we enter the next phase of our growth in the NHL, we are restructuring our leadership and processes. We are pleased that Darryl has agreed to assist in an orderly transition and will provide his valuable guidance in the process. He remains dedicated to the success of the team he worked so hard to build”.

The Flames are struggling along with a 16-18-3 record and sit 14th in the Western Conference entering play on Tuesday.

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