Flames name Craig Conroy general manager, hire Dave Nonis as VP of hockey operations
The Flames felt that promoting Conroy to the role of GM was the best move after nine years under Treliving.
The Calgary Flames announced on Tuesday that they have promoted Craig Conroy to the position of general manager.
Craig Conroy has been named the #Flames General Manager! In addition, Dave Nonis has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager while title changes have been made for Chris Snow and Brad Pascall.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) May 23, 2023
Calgary also announced that they have hired Dave Nonis as senior vice president of hockey operations and assistant general manager. Chris Snow and Brad Pascall will also serve as assistant general managers.
Conroy first joined the Flames front office in 2010, and served as the team's assistant general manager for the past nine years.
Nonis served as general manager of the Vancouver Canucks from 2004 to 2008, and occupied the same role with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 2013 and 2015.
Conroy's first task will likely be finding a new head coach, after Darryl Sutter was fired in early May.
The Flames parted ways with former general manager Brad Treliving in April after nine years at the helm and with his contract set to expire on June 30.
According to TSN's Salim Valji, the list of candidates for the vacancy counted over 40 names.
Valji reached out to Treliving for a comment about the promotion of his former assistant, and he had nothing but praise for the incumbent general manager in Calgary.
"I am very excited for Craig and his family for this opportunity he has earned," Treliving wrote in a statement. "We were together for nine years and during that time, he had exposure to all aspects of the business. Part of the job of a manager is mentoring, preparing and advancing those within your organization and I am confident that Craig is more than ready for this challenge."
Conroy, 51, played 1,009 games in his 18-year NHL career, including two stints with Calgary. He recorded 182 goals, 542 points and 603 penalty minutes.