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Glen Gulutzan | Center

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/12/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181
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The improvements Calgary made on defense and in goal have Glen Gulutzan feeling optimistic about the 2017-18 season.
The Flames acquired goalie Mike Smith from Arizona and they completed a draft-day trade for Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic. "The thing that gives me the most optimism is the way we’ve solidified our defensive core, along with our goaltending — I like the tandem that we have, the size of the goalies and their character and their play — and then up front, just the growth of our young guys. So this is a three-pronger for me," said Gulutzan. "I feel we’re better anchored at D, we’ve solidified our goaltending for the next couple years, and we have this young group of forwards that just keeps pushing forward." Aug 19 - 10:40 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Calgary has named Don Maloney as Vice President of Hockey Operations.

He will report directly to GM Brad Treliving. Maloney originally joined the Flames in 2016 as a pro scout. Calgary also announced the re-signing of assistant GMs Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall. Derek MacKinnon will serve as the team's director of pro personnel, while Rob Sumner and Fred Parker will be assistant directors of amateur scouting under director of amateur scouting Tod Button. Additionally, Chris Snow was declared as the Flames' director of hockey analysis.
Aug 3 - 6:55 PM

The Calgary Flames are reportedly hoping to land a top-four defenseman in the coming days.

Doing so would ideally round out their blueline core that already includes Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie. Flames GM Brad Treliving is reportedly looking for options on the trade market, especially given the potential alternative of overpaying for an unrestricted free agent. Of course there's never a shortage of teams looking for defensemen, so whether or not the Flames will be successful is up in the air.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 23 - 4:06 AM

The Calgary Flames will need a backup goaltender next season.

The Flames will go with the recently acquired Mike Smith in net but will likely need to sign a backup on July 1. The pickings will be ripe as there are plenty of backups heading into free agency. "We’ll see," GM Brad Treliving said. "We’re going to take a deep breath and regroup and kind of let the market play out. It’s going to be an interesting goaltender market. There’s going to be lots of goaltenders out there but not as many chairs for as many guys that are out there. As far as the back-up position goes, we’ll have to wait and see."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 19 - 7:31 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed a two-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Kansas City Mavericks.

Calgary had previously been affiliated with Adirondack Thunder. "We looked around," said Flames assistant GM Brad Pascall. "Proximity-wise, (the Flames’ AHL’s team is) in Stockton. Glens Falls has been great. The coaching staff, the city … we enjoyed it there. But the important thing was proximity. Can we get somewhere that’s closer to Stockton? It makes things better from a geographical standpoint." The Mavericks were previously affiliated with the New York Islanders.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 9 - 10:25 AM

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke has indicated that the team's future in Calgary hinges on the city providing public funding for a new arena.

"We're not going to make the threat to leave. We'll just leave," Burke said. "We still have a building that was built in 1983, the oldest in the league by more than 10 years." His "we're not going to make the threat to leave" talk sounds a lot like a threat to leave, but regardless his stance on the issue was made clear. It's worth adding that Flames CEO Ken King responded by saying that the team remains committed to working with the city to find a solution and they're "very optimistic we will get to a positive conclusion." However the Flames do seem to be at odds with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who claims that "99.999997 per cent" of people reaching out to him are urging him not to make public funds available for a new arena. We'll have to see where this leads.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 8 - 10:31 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed GM Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension.

"We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do," said Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke. "Today's announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad's leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years." Calgary has posted a 125-103-18 record over the last three years. The Flames have also made trips to the playoffs in 2014-15 and 2016-17.
May 1 - 6:22 PM

The Calgary Flames are excited to be home and back for Game 3 of the first round.

The Flames lost both games in Anaheim and return to home ice Monday. "I can tell you right now, the sky-is-falling feeling isn’t here right now," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We went into Anaheim to try and plant a seed that we could win, and win this series. We haven’t got the result but what we have done is planted a seed that, hey, these games are going to be close and contested and tough. Going into this Game 3, I think both teams are expecting the same thing. We’re going to have our home crowd behind us. There’s no ‘poor me’ right now."
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 17 - 9:02 AM

The Calgary Flames have lost 27 straight games at the Anaheim Ducks' Honda Center.

Given that Calgary drew the Ducks as their first round opponent, they obviously need to end that drought, which dates back to the 2006 playoffs. The Flames' first chance to end that losing streak will come in Game 1 on Thursday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 11 - 8:59 AM

The Calgary Flames are getting ready to face the Anaheim Ducks in the first round.

That's seemed likely for a little while now, but the matchup wasn't official until Sunday night. "We’re playing a really good team that’s deep and has lots of experience and is going to be a great challenge for us," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "But that was going to be the case no matter who we faced. It’s so hard to get to the playoffs and they’re all good teams when you get there. We’re going to get to work (Monday) and get prepared and get ready to play a real good team." For the Flames even making the playoffs this season was an accomplishment, so all the pressure will be on Anaheim in the first round. That might aide the Flames, but even with that considered this will be an uphill battle for them.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 10 - 9:54 AM

The Calgary Flames will try to end their 13-year losing streak at the Anaheim Ducks' Honda Center on Tuesday.

The Flames last won a regular season game at the Honda Center on Jan. 19, 2004. Of course, Calgary will also be going for the two points for more practical reasons. The Flames currently occupy the first Wild Card spot, but they're only a single point ahead of the Nashville Predators, so every game matters in the battle for seeding.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 4 - 9:30 AM

With their 10th straight victory on Monday, Calgary has tied their franchise record.

The Flames' last 10-game winning streak happened during the 1978-79 campaign when the team was still in Atlanta. This current hot streak has not only basically guaranteed Calgary a playoff berth, but also vastly improved the squad's seeding situation as the Flames have gone from a Wild Card competitor to the current holder of the Pacific Division's second seed. If the playoffs started today, the Flames would have the home ice advantage against Anaheim.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 14 - 8:22 AM

With their 5-0 victory over Montreal on Thursday, the Flames have tied their record for the longest winning streak in franchise history since moving to Calgary.

The Flames have won their last eight games, which is a feat they've accomplished in 1988-89, 1992-93, and 2005-06. The question now is if they can become the first Calgary Flames squad to extend that streak to nine games. They'll get that chance on Saturday against Winnipeg.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 10 - 9:45 AM

The Flames are just one win away from matching their record for the longest winning streak since the team moved to Calgary.

A victory against Montreal on Thursday would give the Flames eight in a row. "That would be special," said Kris Versteeg of the record. "It’s always special to be a part of those teams and a part of history. But before you get there, you always have to put the work in. It’s exciting that you put yourselves in that situation, but now it’s just about going out and playing another game." This streak has gone a long way towards cementing the Flames' playoff spot. They currently have a eight-point cushion in the postseason berth race.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 8 - 8:24 AM

Calgary has a 15-19-3 record in games where the opposition scores first, which makes the Flames one of the best teams in the league in that scenario.

Calgary has more wins after surrendering the first goal than any other team in the league and the Flames' .405 winning percentage in 0-1 starts ranks seventh in the NHL. It shows that the Flames have been able to battle back from deficits all season, but as Flames coach Glen Gulutzan noted, they also have to tighten up in the first period.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 28 - 5:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Mark Jankowski
5Matt Stajan
6Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Micheal Ferland
5Hunter Shinkaruk
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Spencer Foo
4Curtis Lazar
5Garnet Hathaway
6Emile Poirier
D1Mark Giordano
2Dougie Hamilton
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2Eddie Lack