Busy week ahead for a couple of Canadian teams. Craig Conroy will be named the GM of the Calgary Flames, while the Maple Leafs begin their GM process in earnest. Expect other additions in Calgary as well.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 21, 2023
It’s search and replace season for senior management positions in the NHL, following the inevitable post-season firings and early playoff eliminations.
In particular, he was interested in the Penguins’ GM position, but was unsuccessful in the first round of interviews.
According to Flames reporter Julian McKenzie, the addition of Jarome Iginla as special advisor would come as no surprise, considering Conroy’s promotion. We’re talking about a role similar to Vincent Lecavalier’s with the Canadiens.
With reports flying out there that Craig Conroy will be named GM, I’d be pretty surprised if Jarome wasn’t among the additions in the coming days. https://t.co/QefQL4lCqf
– Julian McKenzie (@jkamckenzie) May 21, 2023
Another fish that didn’t take the bait for Marc Bergevin. Will he find a job as GM this summer?
Craig Conroy played for Calgary from 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2011, posting seasons of 75, 59, 48 and 47 points for the organization. He has spent the last 13 years on the club’s staff.
Here is Craig Conroy’s Staff Profile. In the Hockey Ops department since 2010. 8 years as AGM. Likely candidate to be poached by other teams. Calgary gets their guy which they developed.#Flames pic.twitter.com/N9jXpZkZml
– Jay Money (@insiderJmoney) May 21, 2023