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Flames hire Brian Burke

The Calgary Flames introduced Brian Burke as the president of hockey operations on Thursday.

General manager Jay Feaster will report to Burke.

Burke, who recently joined Rugby Canada's board of directors, is currently a part-time scout for the Anaheim Ducks and the director of player personnel for the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Fired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in January, Burke was previously the GM of the Ducks, Vancouver Canucks and Hartford Whalers. He won the Stanley Cup in Anaheim in 2007.

The Flames are rebuilding after trading Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester last season.