The Calgary Flames made a trio of announcements today as new general manager Brad Treliving rounds out his staff.
The club hired Brad Pascall as assistant general manager, promoted Craig Conroy from special assistant to the general manager to assistant general manager, and hired Troy Crowder in the player development department.
Pascall may be best known as Cassie Campbell-Pascall’s husband, but he’s also a highly decorated member of the Hockey Canada team. He’s worked all over Hockey Canada over the past few decades, contributing everywhere from media relations to the construction of the national teams. Prior to his Hockey Canada stint, he played in the AHL and ECHL, so he’s from a similar background to Treliving.
Conroy may be best known as a chatterbox, or as a long-time member (and former captain) of the Calgary Flames. After a 1000+ game career in the NHL, he retired and joined the front office as an assistant to Jay Feaster. He’s helped out the scouting team, assisted as a coach during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and most recently ran the day-to-day operations of the Abbotsford Heat. His role hasn’t been defined as of yet, but I’d expect him to be involved with the newly-minted Adirondack Flames.
Crowder comes to the Flames from a varied background. He was an NHLer for seven years, primarily as a fighter, but since retiring has dabbled in coaching, equipment development and broadcasting. He’ll work with Ron Sutter – the last remaining Sutter in the organization – and check in the with the Flames many, many minor league, junior and college players to track their progress and keep tabs on them.