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Flames name Treliving GM

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According to TSN, the Calgary Flames have named Brad Treliving as their general manager on Monday. Treliving was previously the assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes.

The move, which was made by Flames' president of hockey operations Brian Burke comes after a long search. The Flames fired Jay Feaster on December 12, 2013.

Brad Treliving is the son of famous Canadian businessman Jim Treliving. The owner of Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube, Jim Treliving has also gained fame as a regular investor on CBC's Dragon's Den, which is equivalent to the American version of Shark Tank.

A native of Penticton, British Columbia (where his father bought the rights to open his first Boston Pizza restaurant), Treliving played for the Penticton Knights of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. He also played in the Western Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, International Hockey League and American Hockey League from 1986-1995.

It will also be interesting to see if the Calgary Flames continue to maintain their relationship with Boston Pizza. The Flames ironically have been selling Boston Pizza at their concession for several years.

Treliving replaces Burke who was the acting general manager for the last five months. The Flames missed the playoffs in 2013-14 with a record of 35-40-7. Treliving's first significant move as the Flames' general manager will be to select the team's first round pick, fourth overall, in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft on June 27.

Prior to being the assistant general manager of the Coyotes, Brad Treliving was the vice-president of the Western Professional Hockey League and president of the Central Hockey League. So like Burke, Treliving has worked extensively and directly in a league executive position.

Also while with Phoenix, Treliving was the General Manager of the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate. First with the San Antonio Rampage and then with the Portland Pirates.

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