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Former Flames forward Martin Gelinas back in Calgary as assistant coach

Calgary Flames left winger Martin Gelinas speaks to the media following an optional team practice in Calgary, May 5, 2004. Former Flames forward Gelinas is back in Calgary as an assistant coach.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY - Former Calgary Flames forward Martin Gelinas is back with the team as an assistant coach.

Gelinas will join new head coach Bob Hartley, assistant coach Jacques Cloutier and goaltending coal Clint Malarchuk for the 2012-13 season.

He was director of player development for the Nashville Predators for the past three seasons.

Gelinas played 20 seasons in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Predators and Flames. He won a Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 1990.

He spent two seasons with the Flames from 2002 to 2004. During Calgary's run to the Stanley Cup final in 2004, Gelinas scored three goals that clinched a playoff series win, including two in overtime.

He almost scored another go-ahead goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Calgary leading the series 3-2, Gelinas appeared to deflect the puck over the goal-line, but no goal was awarded.

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