"I still remember seven years ago he flew down from Ottawa during the Stanley Cup Final," Hiller said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "It'll be nice to see him again. I talked to Burkie a couple of hours ago once everything was done."
Burke is now the president of hockey operations with the
Hiller is leaving his only
"It's definitely going to be a little change from California," Hiler said. "I'm sure it's going to make me feel more like Switzerland. It's probably going to take some time to adjust, especially off the ice. At the same time, it's probably better to be able to start a new chapter.
"It's something new, coming a city where people are really about hockey, not like California where they just care … it's a thing to go to at the moment."
In Calgary, he could get a shot at the starting job. With the Ducks, it has been clear for some time he would be the odd man out. The Ducks parted ways with him last month, almost a foregone conclusion after they turned to rookies
Hiller felt a shift after the Olympic break.
"I felt like I was playing really well. I felt like I had a really good season, a great season to that point," he said. "I just felt like (Coach) Bruce (Boudreau) really didn't have trust in me and started playing Freddie in the important games.
"It was a weird situation. Then not getting to start in the playoffs and all that, it wasn't easy. But at the same time, you look at the team and you want the team to have success. I felt I was able to help the team when I was needed.