The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska, who was named to that position last month.
Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily responsible for the development of the Flames’ young defensmen at the AHL level. He has been the head coach for the past three seasons with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, and also has international coaching experience with Team Canada, capturing the bronze medal as an assistant coach at the 2012 (April) U-18 tournament and winning gold as head coach for the U-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka tournament in August of 2012.
Following his playing career, Gill’s first coaching position was as head coach of the Brockville Braves of the CJHL. He led the Braves for five seasons as bench boss as the team posted a record of 198-81-22. In 2010-11, he guided the Braves to the Eastern Canadian championship and a berth in the 2010 Royal Bank Cup. Gill was also a two-time head coach of Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge.
The Brockville, Ont., native played 1,007 games in the NHL with Toronto, San Jose, St. Louis, Detroit, Phoenix, Colorado and Chicago. He also appeared in 97 games in the American Hockey League with the St. Catharines/Newmarket Saints (1985-88), the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (2000-01), the Springfield Falcons (2002-03) and the Norfolk Admirals (2002-03).