Flames, assistant coach Marc Savard agree to mutually part ways

Marc Savard, former assistant coach of the Calgary Flames during warm ups against the San Jose Sharks at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 18, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames and assistant coach Marc Savard have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced Wednesday.

“We would like to thank Marc for his commitment last season and also for his professionalism during this process to arrive at today’s decision,” said general manager Craig Conroy in a statement released by the team. “We wish Marc success with his future endeavours in the game.”

The 13-year NHL veteran was charged with leading Calgary’s power play, among his duties while with the Flames. In his one year with the team, its power play finished as the seventh-worst unit in the NHL.

Savard joined the Flames as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 season after serving as the head coach for the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires from 2021 to 2023.

He was previously an assistant coach on new Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Craig Berube’s staff with the St. Louis Blues in 2019-20.

Savard has been linked to the Maple Leafs as a potential addition to Berube’s bench.

The 46-year-old spent his playing career with the New York Rangers, Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins. He scored 206 goals and 706 points in 807 games.

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