The Calgary Flames have signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year contract extension. Hartley has been the Flames' coach since 2012 and has gone 71-79-13
Hartley was in the last season of his deal. The exact terms of his new contract are unknown.
Hartley has been the Flames' coach since 2012 and has gone 71-79-13 with the team in the midst of a rebuild, having not made the playoffs since 2008-09.
Before he was hired by Calgary, Hartley served as coach of the ZSC Lions in Switzerland, leading the team to the Swiss championship in 2011-12.
Hartley has been in charge of two other NHL teams. He spent four-plus seasons with the Colorado Avalanche from 1998-2003 and made it to at least the conference finals each of those years, including a Stanley Cup championship in 2000-01. Hartley was fired after 31 games in the 2002-03 season.
He then spent four-plus seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers, beginning a month after he was fired by the Avalanche and lasting through the first six games of the 2007-08 season. He made one playoff appearance with Atlanta, in 2006-07.
The Flames are 17-14-2 this season and tied for fourth place in the Pacific Division. They host the Dallas Stars on Friday.
- Ben Estes