Bob Hartley fired by Flames

The Calgary Flames have fired head coach Bob Hartley less than a year after he received the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s coach of the year.

Associate coach Jacques Cloutier has also been let go, the team said in a news release on Tuesday.

A replacement for Hartley was not immediately named. General manager Brad Treliving is holding a news conference now. Watch it live in the video player above.

Three NHL teams now have head coaching vacancies. Ottawa fired Dave Cameron last month, and Bruce Boudreau was let go last week by Anaheim.

Flames regress

Hartley won the Jack Adams after guiding Calgary to a surprise playoff appearance in 2015, but the Flames regressed this season and missed the playoffs by a wide margin.

Hartley reportedly had one year left on his contract after receiving a two-year extension in December 2014, in the midst of his coach-of-the-year season.

In four seasons with Calgary, he compiled a regular-season record of 134-135-25. The Flames made it to the second round last year, defeating Vancouver in the opening round in their only playoff appearance under Hartley.

Hartley won the Stanley Cup in 2001 with Colorado, where he coached for three-plus seasons. He also had a stint with Atlanta (now Winnipeg) that lasted parts of five seasons.

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