Former Rockford IceHogs’ coach Peters named coach of the Calgary Flames


PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Bill Peters, head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, is seen on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Former Rockford IceHogs coach Bill Peters is on the move again. Monday he was named the head coach of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.

Peters recently resigned from his previous job as the head coach of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. This move allows him to return home to his native Alberta, Canada.

The Flames needed new direction after flaming out down the stretch of this season losing 17 of their last 24 games to miss the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Peters coached the Hurricanes to an overall record of (137-138-53) in four seasons as their head coach. He was the head coach of the Rockford IceHogs for three seasons from 2008-2011. Two of those seasons the IceHogs made the playoffs with players like Corey Crawford, Antti Niemi, Niklas Hjlamarsson, and Bryan Bickell leading the way.

Peters left the IceHogs to take an assistant coaching position with the Detroit Red Wings.

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