The Calgary Flames rounded out the club’s coaching staff on Thursday, bringing in Geoff Ward and Ryan Huska to work alongside head coach Bill Peters as assistant coaches.
Huska is a very familiar name for most Flames fans, as he served as head coach of the team’s AHL affiliate for four years — three in Stockton and one in Adirondack. He has been coaching since 2002, starting with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, and has also spent time behind the bench as an assistant with Team Canada during the world juniors. This will be his first time coaching at the NHL level.
Ward has been around the NHL for 10 years, most recently with the New Jersey Devils. He began his NHL coaching career with the Boston Bruins, serving as an assistant for seven years and winning the Cup there in 2011. He has also had three separate head coaching stints in Germany, being named coach of the year there in 2014-15.
Huska and Ward join Peters’ existing coaching crew consisting of Martin Gelinas, Jamie Pringle and Jordan Sigalet.