Be A Player: Rewind | Craig Conroy
This week's BAP: Rewind episode features Craig Conroy. The former Calgary Flames captain recounts his first shot on the legendary Patrick Roy and later saddles up with Brett Lindros at an iconic venue.
NHLPA Member 1994-2011
182 goals, 360 assists, 542 points over 1,009 games played
Former Calgary Flames captain
2008-09 J.R. "Burd" McCaig Award winner
2009-10 Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award
The year was 2003, the host was Brett Lindros, and the player was Craig Conroy.
In this Be A Player episode, the affable Conroy kicks things off with a trip down memory lane through his childhood in Potsdam, New York, which was full of outdoor ice time. The former Calgary Flames captain, who didn't think he'd even be drafted, shares his story about being taken in the sixth round by the Montreal Canadians – and includes a great tidbit about his first shot on the legendary Patrick Roy.
Keep your eyes peeled for special guest appearances from former players Andy McDonald and Brendan Morrisson!
Then and Now
Conroy played in 1,009 NHL games and tallied 542 points (182 goals, 360 assists). The centreman hit career-highs with 27 goals, 48 assists, and 75 points in his first full season with the Flames in 2001-02. He played in just over three seasons with the club before heading to Los Angeles for a brief stint with the Kings before returning to Calgary to close out his career in the 2010-11 season.
Though he never brought a Stanley Cup to Calgary, Conroy is still on a mission to achieve the feat with the Flames as the club's assistant general manager.