CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today they have named Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall as Assistant General Managers. Conroy, Pascall and Senior Vice-President and Assistant General Manager Michael Holditch, will report directly to General Manager Brad Treliving. Additionally, Troy Crowder joins the Flames in player development.
The newest addition to the Flames staff is Brad Pascall who has served as Vice-President of Hockey Operations/National Teams with Hockey Canada since 2010. He brings an abundance of international hockey experience as he has worked in various capacities with Hockey Canada for the past 18 years. He served as Hockey Canada’s Senior Director of Men’s National Teams from 2006 to 2010 and was the Senior Director of Communications from 1998 to 2009.
Among his achievements, he played an instrumental role for Canada’s gold medal Men’s Olympic Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Four years earlier, he collected gold with the Men’s Olympic Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He has also been a member of team operations for Canada at the IIHF World Championship in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and directed Canada’s National Junior Team to gold medals at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships. Brad’s gold medal collection also includes the Canada/Russia Super Series in the summer of 2007 and with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2006, 2012 and 2013 Ivan Hlinka events.
Prior to advancing to the lead position with hockey operations, he led the media relations for Canada’s national teams (men’s and women’s) at the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, eight IIHF World Championships (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008), four IIHF World Junior Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2006) and two IIHF World Women’s Championships (2000, 2004) and was Coordinator of Media Relations for Canada at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (103rd overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Pascall played two seasons in the AHL with Rochester and two seasons in the ECHL with South Carolina and Birmingham after four seasons (1988-92) at the University of North Dakota. He and his wife, Cassie have a daughter, Brooke and make Calgary their home year round.
Craig Conroy has been promoted to Assistant General Manager after just completing his third season as Special Assistant to the General Manager with the Flames. He began his career in management upon retirement from an illustrious playing career in which he amassed 1009 games including 507 of those games in a Flames uniform.
With the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, Michael Holditch marked his 20th season with the Calgary Flames. He was named to his current post as Assistant General Manager in 2010. Prior to moving to hockey operations, Holditch was CFO of the Flames and Alternate Governor of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.
The Flames have also added former NHLer Troy Crowder in player development. Crowder, a native of Sudbury, Ontario, played parts of seven seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks from the 1987–88 season through 1996–97. Crowder was drafted 108th overall by the Devils in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.