Flames Sign Forward Curtis Glencross, Name Jay Feaster General Manager

The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of forward Curtis Glencross to a four year $10.2 million dollar contract.

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of forward Curtis Glencross to a four year $10.2 million dollar contract.

Glencross, a native of Provost, Alberta, is coming off a career season with the Flames where he netted a career high 24 goals along with 19 assists for 43 points in 79 games. Glencrosss just completed his third season with the Flames and has amassed 142 points in 291 career games since entering the league in 2006-07 with the Anaheim Ducks.

“It’s nice to set myself with the season I had last year,” said Curtis Glencross. “The confidence that the coaching staff and organization had in me helped as we moved forward through the year. Signing this new deal and knowing that the organization has faith me in is another confidence booster going into next season.”

Flames also announced today that Jay Feaster has been named General Manager.

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames announced today that Jay Feaster has been named General Manager. Feaster joined the Flames organization on July 8, 2010 as an Assistant General Manager. He held that position during the start of the 2010-11 campaign until December 28, 2010 when he was promoted to the Acting General Manager, a position which he held through the end of the current season.

In addition to naming Jay Feaster as the General Manager, the Flames also announced a four year extension for Craig Conroy as the Special Assistant to the General Manager. On February 4, 2011, Craig Conroy retired after a 17 year NHL career to join the Flames front office as a Special Assistant to the Acting General Manager where he finished out the 2010-11 season.

“We were very pleased to see the progress of the team under Jay’s direction in the second half of the season, and we are excited to secure Jay to guide the future of this club,” said Flames President and & CEO Ken King. “Additionally, since Craig’s retirement as a player, we have been very pleased with his quick adjustment to the management role. His contributions have been valuable and we look forward to his efforts in assisting to our club’s success.”

Feaster’s decorated managerial resume is highlighted by a Stanley Cup Championship as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 and a Calder Cup Championship as the President of the Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) in 1997.

“I am pleased to be able to lead this historic hockey club and work in such a dedicated and knowledgeable hockey market,” said Feaster. “Calgary Flames fans and our ownership group have made a tremendous commitment to this franchise and I am truly honoured to be a part of the Flames family going forward.”

Since taking over as Acting General Manager on December 28, 2010 the Flames went 25-11-9 in the remaining 45 games of the season for a .656% winning percentage and finished in second place in the Northwest Division.

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