As GM, Button fanned Flames

Updated: September 20, 2004, 3:27 PM ET
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TORONTO -- Craig Button, who was general manager of the Calgary Flames from 2000-01 to 2002-03, was named as a scout by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

Button was responsible for acquiring many of the players that helped Calgary reach the Stanley Cup Finals last season. Before being hired by the Flames, Button served as the Dallas Stars' director of player personnel.

Button's father, Jack, was an NHL general manager and his mother, Bridget, worked for Punch Imlach and the Leafs.