A key member of the 1989 Stanley Cup winning team is back with the Calgary Flames.
Hakan Loob joins the club as head European pro scout.
The Swede suited up in 450 games for the Flames, putting up 429 points from 1983 to 1989. During the run to the Stanley Cup, Loob netted 17 points, including the assist on Lanny McDonald’s series-clinching goal against the Canadiens in the Final.
“We want to grow our presence in Europe,” explained Flames general manager Brad Treliving. “It’s an area we want to expand. Hakan has a great eye for talent, he’s familiar with Europe, and he’s a worker. This isn’t just because Hakan was a great Flame. He’s so well connected over there. Hakan Loob walks into a room, and he’s well-known and well-respected.”
Loob was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Swedish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.