Jay Feaster named permanent GM

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames have dropped the interim tag and promoted Jay Feaster to general manager.

The team announced the move Monday at a news conference at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

"We were very pleased to see the progress of the team under Jay's direction in the second half of the season, and we are excited to secure Jay to guide the future of this club," Flames President and CEO Ken King said in a statement.

Feaster also confirmed that the Flames and forward Curtis Glencross have agreed to a $10.2 million, four-year contract.

Calgary hired Feaster last summer as assistant general manager to Darryl Sutter. Feaster took over as interim GM on Dec. 28 when Sutter resigned.

"I am pleased to be able to lead this historic hockey club and work in such a dedicated and knowledgeable hockey market," Feaster said in the team's statement. "Calgary Flames fans and our ownership group have made a tremendous commitment to this franchise and I am truly honoured to be a part of the Flames family going forward."

Calgary finished out of the playoffs for the second straight year with a 41-29-12 record this past season.

Feaster was Tampa Bay's general manager when the Lightning beat Calgary in seven games to win the Stanley Cup in 2004.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.