Bob Hartley, who failed to make the playoffs in three of his four seasons in Calgary, was fired by the Flames on Tuesday, the team announced.

Hartley, who was named the NHL's coach of the year after guiding Calgary to the Western Conference semifinals last season, did not qualify for the playoffs this year as the Flames went 35-40-7 and finished fifth in the Pacific Division.

Sources told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Flames management did a thorough review after the season and decided it was best not to retain Hartley, who had one more season remaining on his contract.