The Calgary Flames announced today that they have extended the contract of Assistant General Manager Craig Conroy.
He was originally named to the position on June 6, 2014 following three years as Special Assistant to the General Manager. He began his career in management upon retirement from an illustrious playing career in which he amassed 1009 games including 507 of those games in a Flames uniform.
During his first season as Assistant General Manager, he was a member of a new management group that helped lead the Flames to a 20 point improvement finishing with a 97 point season and a third place finish in the Pacific Division. The Flames concluded the regular season by defeating the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Quarter-finals before falling to the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Semi-finals.
During his 17 year playing career, he recorded 542 points including 182 goals while notching another 30 points in 81 playoff games. The Potsdam, NY native started his career with the Montreal Canadiens and also played with St. Louis and Los Angeles. In March 2001 he was acquired by Calgary from St. Louis and quickly became the elite two-way centreman the Flames coveted. During the 2001-02 season, he scored a career high 75 points, helping Jarome Iginla reach the 50 goal plateau for the first time in his career. Conroy continued to produce offensively and was a major contributor in the teams’ 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs run. After signing with Los Angeles during the summer of 2004, Craig triumphantly returned to the Flames on January 30, 2007 and was quickly restored into the hearts of Calgary Flames fans. Conroy has been a pivotal member of the Flames franchise for over a decade, serving as both a captain, assistant captain and now assistant general manager for the team.