Flames announce Pascall, Conroy as Assistant General Managers

Craig Conroy has held a management role with the Flames since retiring in 2011. - Bruce Bennett

The Flames have a full front office now.

Brad Treliving was hired as the Flames' new General Manager just over a month ago. Now, he's added to his management team, hiring Brad Pascall from Hockey Canada and promoting Craig Conroy. Both are now Assistant General Managers with the Flames.

Pascall has been Hockey Canada's Vice-President of Hockey Operations since July 2010. He was involved in the construction of both recent gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic teams, and has experience in building Canada's World Championship and National Junior teams as well. He was recently at the World Championships last month alongside Treliving.

Treliving stressed the need to have a winning culture, and cited Pascall's successful background at Hockey Canada as a strong asset for the Flames.

Pascall, for his part, talked about how he has always wanted to be in the NHL, and may have been considered by other teams before the Flames hired him.

His previous role as a member of Hockey Canada will probably be extremely beneficial to his future NHL career as well:

As for Conroy, he's already very familiar to the organization. Since retiring in 2011, Conroy immediately stepped into a management role with the Flames as Special Assistant to the General Manager. Now, he's shed a few words from that title as an AGM.

From the beginning, Conroy made a positive impact on Treliving. The Flames' GM had heard how popular a person he was, and quickly saw for himself why that was. It wasn't Conroy's popularity that led to his promotion, though. Treliving believes Conroy is "a star in the making", and as somebody extremely passionate in general and about the Flames in particular, is going to be a big part of the Flames organization going forward.

In addition to Pascall and Conroy, the Flames have also retained Michael Holditch as an AGM and Senior Vice-President. Holditch has been with the organization for 20 seasons now. They also added Troy Crowder, a veteran of 150 games. He will join Calgary's last standing Sutter, Ron, as part of the team's player development staff.

Hiring new personnel was a priority for Treliving, and now he's done it. With a fully equipped front office, filled with experience and good people, the Flames' focus now turns to Philadelphia and the draft. Following that, Treliving also hinted the Flames may be active during the off-season.

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