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Flames hire Bill Peters as new head coach

New Calgary Flames NHL hockey team head coach Bill Peters speaks to the media in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Bill Peters as the team's head coach.

The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alberta, resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract.

The Flames fired Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Gerrard last week after missing the playoffs with a 37-35-10 record.

In his NHL head coaching debut, Peters went 137-138-53 with the Hurricanes but wasn't able to get the team into the playoffs.

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Updated April 23, 2018

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