Flames name Bill Peters head coach
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Bill Peters was named head coach of the Calgary Flames at a press conference Monday afternoon.

The 51-year-old exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. The 19th head coach in franchise history, he succeeds Glen Gulutzan, who was fired last Tuesday.

Peters had been with Carolina for the past four seasons and accumulated a record of 137-138-53 in 328 games. He never finished higher than sixth in the Hurricanes' division, and failed to make the playoffs in all four years.

This year, the Hurricanes finished 10th in the Eastern Conference with 83 points, 14 points out of the final wild-card spot. Meanwhile, the Flames finished 11th in the West, 11 points off the final playoff spot.

Flames name Bill Peters head coach
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