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Craig Conroy | Center

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (46) / 9/4/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 193
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 6 (123) / Mon

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Craig Conroy will handle the headsets in the press box for the Flames.
Conroy is currently the special assistant to GM Jay Feaster but this move will be more like an assistant coach as head coach Bob Hartley thinks Conroy knows a lot about this group of players since he was in the dressing room as a player a couple of seasons ago. "I'll be wearing the headset up above during the games, talking to Gelly (assistant coach Martin Gelinas), telling them anything I can see.," Conroy said. " Bob felt like I know these players probably better than any of the staff there right now, so to have me around helps, especially because it's a sprint. (GM) Jay (Feaster) told Bob, 'whatever you need.' So this is what he asked for." Tue, Jan 15, 2013 05:57:00 AM

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Craig Conroy will play in the outdoor alumni game Feb. 19 against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Habs and Flames will play an old-timers game the day before the outdoor Heritage Classic on Feb. 19, so Conroy will lace up the skates one more time. He officially retired from the Flames earlier in the month. He had 182 goals and 542 points in 1,009 career games.
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 07:04:00 AM

Craig Conroy, who officially retired on Friday, new title within the Flames' organization is special assistant to the acting general manager.

Conroy will essientally serve as a liaison between acting GM Jay Feaster, the coaching staff, and the players. He's also expected to keep an eye on the Flames' prospects playing for the Abbotsford Heat. Conroy decided to retire after he went unclaimed on waivers. At that point he was forced to choose between being sent to the minors and retiring. "It’s always hard to hear that," Conroy said. "I won’t lie and sit here and go, ‘I was happy.’ I was disappointed. That’s why I was fortunate they gave me (a few days to think about it) because I’d probably be up here crying like a baby if it was that day or just after I cleared waivers." He had 182 goals and 542 points in 1,009 career games. We wish him the best in his new role with the Flames.
Sat, Feb 5, 2011 07:58:00 AM

Craig Conroy has announced that his playing career is over.

Conroy scored 182 goals and 542 points in 1,009 career games with the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, and Calgary Flames. The Flames put him on waivers in January and he opted to retire rather than finish the season in the minors. He'll work for the Flames' front office.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 03:47:00 PM

Craig Conroy is expected to announce his retirement on Friday.

Conroy played in only 18 games this season but did manage to get in his 1,000 NHL game, a nice way to end his career. The veteran center had 182 goals and 542 points in 1,009 NHL games and could find himself with a job in the Flames front office shortly.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 06:44:00 AM

Craig Conroy has cleared waivers and he will take some time to decide how to proceed with his career.

The veteran forward can either report to Abbotsford in the AHL or he will retire. "What we have agreed to is we have the All-Star break coming up, the American league All-Star break starts Sunday and that he should take this time over the break and into next week to talk with his family, think about what he wants to do, to look at all his options," said acting GM Jay Feester. A few reports have stated that Conroy is leaning heavily towards retirement.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 04:32:00 PM

Craig Conroy might retire if he clears waivers.

The alternative for Conroy would likely be to spend the remainder of the season in the minors and at the age of 39, that's probably not an appealing option. If he decides to retire, he'll be hanging up his skates after scoring 182 goals and 542 points in 1,0009 career games with the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, and Los Angeles Kings.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 03:09:00 PM

Craig Conroy has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

Conroy has spent more than a month in the press box. He has two goals and no assists in 18 games this season.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 02:40:00 PM

This will likely be the last NHL season for Craig Conroy.

The 39-year-old center played in his 1,000th NHL game on Oct. 28 but has seen action in only nine games since as he has been a healthy scratch most times with nary a point. "I'm almost beyond hoping now," Conroy said about getting back into the lineup. "I'm like, 'whatever happens, happens.' I'm just trying to stay positive and be a good teammate. I think I can still help out there. But I'm just trying to stay positive." Needless to say, Conroy has no fantasy value.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 07:52:00 AM

Craig Conroy has become more of a mentor to the Calgary Flames of late.

The 39-year-old has been a healthy scratch in 12 of the Flames last 13 games as the Flames have not needed his services too often lately. He has become a big help for younger players who have sat out with him, including Mikael Backlund. "I know my situation," says Conroy. "You try to make him feel better. You try to pull on the positives - what makes Backlund such a good player - and just try to be good with him. You want to make him feel better about himself because it is a tough spot when you're not playing. You feel bad. And a young guy like that, they usually take it harder than most. You don't want him to be discouraged. You want him to be positive and ready for the next game." Perhaps Conroy still has a lot to contribute at the NHL level, even if it is not on the ice or in fantasy pools.
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 07:27:00 AM

Craig Conroy returned to action Friday night against the Flyers.

You could hardly tell, though. The 39-year-old veteran had only 8:33 of ice time and did nothing with it. Conroy had been out of action with a shoulder injury. Needless to say, he has no fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 27, 2010 02:22:00 AM

Craig Conroy did not play on Monday due to a shoulder injury.

He has been scratched a few times of late, so his injury originally went a little under the radar. Conroy's status for Wednesday night is unclear at this time. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything, but he has no fantasy value.
Wed, Nov 24, 2010 06:26:00 AM

Craig Conroy is the likeliest candidate to return to the Calgary lineup with the suspension to Olli Jokinen.

Conroy has been a healthy scratch for two of the last three games. He will move into the fourth line center's role upon his return, while Mikael Backlund could move up to Jokinen's spot between Rene Bourque and Curtis Glencross. Conroy has no fantasy value.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 07:29:00 AM

Craig Conroy is scheduled to play his 1,000th regular season NHL game on Thursday.

The Flames fourth line center has been a healthy scratch this season but we doubt that coach Brent Sutter would sit him out for a big occasion like this one. Conroy has no fantasy value at this stage of his career but could surprise tonight.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 07:04:00 AM

Craig Conroy is expected to play in his 999th career NHL game on Tuesday.

Conroy could reach the 1,000 game milestone on Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche. "How he's playing . . . is what I expect out of Connie. His role is his role, and he's accepted it. He's playing within it," coach Brent Sutter said. "I certainly don't expect to see Connie out of the lineup in the next couple nights." He's been playing on the fourth line with Tim Jackman and Stefan Meyer.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 09:50:00 AM

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