MacLean tapped to lead Heat

The Calgary Flames have named Cail MacLean the new head coach of the AHL’s Stockton Heat. The remaining Stockton coaching staff will be announced in the coming weeks.

MacLean, 41, first joined the Flames organization in 2011 and spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. He came to Stockton as an assistant in 2017-18 following two seasons as head coach of the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder.

MacLean was also a head coach with South Carolina in the ECHL from 2009-11.

A native of Middleton, N.S., MacLean played 207 games in the AHL over an 11-year professional career. His best AHL season came with the Hershey Bears in 2002-03, when he tallied 16 goals and 13 assists in 74 games.

MacLean replaces Ryan Huska, who was named an assistant coach with Calgary last week.