Tue, 30 May 2023

Flames name Craig Conroy as general manager

Field Level Media
24 May 2023, 04:40 GMT+10

The Calgary Flames named Craig Conroy the team's general manager on Tuesday.

Conroy, 51, had served as the team's assistant general manager. The former Flames captain also spent parts of nine seasons with the club during his playing career.

"We conducted an extensive search process and today we are thrilled to introduce Craig Conroy as our general manager," said Don Maloney, the Flames' president of hockey operations.

"It is rewarding for the organization to learn that the most qualified individual for the position has been preparing in house. Craig brings a fresh approach; high energy; he is a tremendous communicator; decisive; a worker; and he is relationship driven. His passion for the Flames and the community are unmatched. Craig is ready for the challenge to lead our team to the Stanley Cup."

Conroy replaces Brad Treliving, who mutually parted ways with the Flames last month.

"Thank you to the Flames ownership group for the confidence and trust they have demonstrated by providing me with this opportunity. Also, to (Calgary Sports and Entertainment president and CEO) John Bean and Don Maloney for the very detailed process that has brought us to this moment," Conroy said.

"Over the course of the past 12 years, I've put in the time in every aspect of our hockey operations to prepare myself for today. I'm ready to accept this challenge and promise our fans that our team will do the work required to make them proud on the journey to deliver a championship."

The Flames finished 38-27-17 in 2022-23, two points out of the wild card in the Western Conference.

Also on Tuesday, the Flames announced former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis joined the team as senior vice president of hockey operations and assistant GM.

"I'm excited to join the management group in Calgary and assist in building a Stanley Cup winning team here," Nonis said.

--Field Level Media

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