Calgary Flames’ Management Changes: Craig Conroy Becomes 10th GM in Franchise History
The Calgary Flames have announced that Craig Conroy will take over as the 10th general manager in franchise history, replacing Don Maloney, who was most recently the interim GM. Conroy has been with the Flames for 13 seasons and has held various management positions, including being an AGM. This marks his first NHL stint as GM, and he is ready for the challenge.
Conroy has a storied history with the Flames as a player, playing for the team in parts of nine seasons over the span of two separate stints. He was the team’s captain in the 2002-03 season and wore a letter in six of his nine seasons in Calgary. He has put in his time and has earned this role.
The Flames are rumoured to have considered up to 40 candidates for the position, including several individuals with experience in the GM chair around the league. Dave Nonis was also hired as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations and AGM, bringing a wealth of NHL experience to aid Conroy.
Chris Snow and Brad Pascall also received changes to their work titles at Flames. Snow is now the Vice President Data/Analytics and AGM, while Pascall is the Vice President of Hockey Operations and AGM. The Flames now need to hire a new head coach, focusing on offence with their next bench boss.
After a disastrous season on the ice, the Flames are making progress in their second consecutive offseason of major change. With the management group becoming clearer and Conroy at the helm, the only way to go now is forward.