Ward was promoted from associate coach Nov. 29. Bill Peters resigned amid allegations of racism when he coached in the minor leagues.
A .500 team at that time, the Flames rallied from the controversy to go 25-15-3 under the Waterloo, Ont. native.
Calgary was eliminated in the first round of playoffs in six games by the Dallas Stars.
The Flames downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round to advance.