The Calgary Flames employed Rebecca Johnston onto their employees in a participant growth function.
Johnston will be part of the Flames as a part of the participant growth staff, with the particular focus of prospect evaluations and on-ice directions. She’ll additionally work with the Flames Basis in grassroots packages, aiming to develop the sport of hockey within the Calgary group. This might be Johnston’s first off-ice hockey gig of word.
Johnston took to Twitter after the Flames announcement of her hiring, quote tweeting the submit and saying, “Can’t wait to get started!“
Johnston comes with an illustrious profession to again up her data of the sport and can make for one more robust thoughts on a employees led by the reigning Jack Adams winner Darryl Sutter. She spent six seasons within the CWHL earlier than it folded, with 51 objectives, 78 assists and 129 factors in 99 video games with the Toronto Furies and Calgary Inferno. She additionally dominated on the worldwide degree with the Canadian staff, together with 22 objectives, 24 assists and 46 factors in 56 video games within the Ladies’s World Championships throughout 10 tournaments and eight objectives, 18 assists and 26 factors in 22 video games on the Olympics throughout 4 tournaments, together with 10 factors in seven video games on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She additionally has loads of medals to her identify, with three gold medals and one silver on the Olympics and two gold, seven silver and one bronze on the World Championships.
She joins a Flames staff that has seen vital turnover this offseason when it comes to the roster. They misplaced two of their greatest gamers in Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk however managed to melt the blow by changing them with Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar, who each got here within the commerce for Tkachuk, in addition to signing Nazem Kadri in free company.