A native of Farmington, Minn., Conboy spent the 2010-11 season in the Buffalo Sabres’ organization, appearing in 70 games with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates, where he tallied 12 points (12 assists) and a professional career-high 233 penalty minutes. Conboy also recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in 12 post-season contests with Portland.
Prior to last season, Conboy, 29, spent the four previous campaigns with the Carolina Hurricanes’ organization, where he split time with both the Hurricanes and the AHL’s Albany River Rats. Conboy made his NHL debut with Carolina during the 2007-08 season and has played each of his 59 NHL contests with the Hurricanes, recording six points (six assists) and 121 penalty minutes.
Originally selected by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Conboy began his professional career with the Sharks’ AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, during the 2003-04 season. In 412 regular-season AHL games with Cleveland, Albany and Portland, Conboy has recorded 70 points (16 goals, 54 assists) and 1,059 penalty minutes.