CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Flames assistant coach Wayne Fleming resigned on Thursday to become the head coach of Omsk in Russia's new Continental Hockey League.
``We have great respect for the work Wayne did with us and appreciate his contributions,'' Calgary general manager Darryl Sutter said in a statement. ``We understand that the opportunity to be the head coach of a significant team such as this represents the very best opportunity for him and his career at this time.''
The new league has already attracted several NHL players, including former New York Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr, who signed a lucrative deal this summer with Omsk.
Fleming joined the Flames coaching staff on July 12, 2006, after three seasons as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers. He also served as an associate coach for Team Canada at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
he Flames organization to winning the Stanley Cup.''
Fleming is no stranger to international coaching, having led Leskand of the Swedish Elite League from 1992-1995. The 58-year-old Fleming also had coaching stints in Switzerland and Germany before joining the New York Islanders as an assistant in 1997.

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