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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feb 10--Steve Konroyd

Steve Konroyd

Selected by Calgary Flames round 2 #39 overall 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

Steve Konroyd was a sound positional defenceman who could also make crisp outlet passes to his forwards.

Beginning in 1981-82, Konroyd played nearly five years as a regular on the Flames' blueline. His steady play made him an asset for Canada when they won the silver medal at the 1985 World Championships. The Flames were competitive during this period but were overshadowed by the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Prior to the trading deadline in 1986, Konroyd and Richard Kromm were sent to the New York Islanders for Stanley Cup veteran John Tonelli.
Konroyd solidified the Islanders' defence for nearly two and a half years until he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks in November 1988. Now that he was no longer as mobile as in his younger days, the close checking style of the Hawks suited his game. Konroyd was a solid defender on Chicago when they led the NHL in regular season points in 1990-91. Following the Hawks first round upset at the hands of the Minnesota North Stars, Konroyd joined team Canada at the 1991 World Championships and won another silver medal. Halfway through the next season he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for sniper Rob Brown. Konroyd later served as a role player for Detroit, Ottawa, and Calgary before retiring in 1995.

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1981-1995Calgary, NYI, Chicago,
Hartford, Detroit, Ottawa
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1982-1993Calgary, N.Y. Islanders,
Chicago, Hartford, Detroit

Received these blue ink signed cards IP at NHL SloPitch tourney.

1 comment:

  1. Konroyd is currently a post game analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks on Comcast SportsNet.