Steve Konroyd

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Steve Konroyd
Born (1961-02-10) February 10, 1961 (age 54)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
Hartford Whalers
Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 39th overall, 1980
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1981–1995

Stephen Mark Konroyd (born February 10, 1961) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman. He currently is a co-host of intermission and post-game segments on WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet broadcasts of Chicago Blackhawks' games.

Playing career[edit]

Konroyd started his NHL career in 1981 with the Calgary Flames. Over the course of his NHL career he would spend time with the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators.

Steve Konroyd was a sound positional defenceman who could also make crisp outlet passes to his forwards. He played nearly 900 regular season games with six different clubs.

As a junior, Konroyd played three years with the Oshawa Generals, accumulating 125 points. The steady blueliner was chosen 39th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. They gave him a four-game look in 1980–81 before sending him back to junior where he scored 68 points in 59 games. Following that strong showing, he was voted to the OHL second all-star team.

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 high-flying 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 Blackhawks 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 Rob Brown. Konroyd later served as a role player for Detroit, Ottawa, and Calgary before retiring in 1995.

Currently, Konroyd is an announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks and resides with his wife Juli and children Danielle, Emily, Declan, Braelyn, and Stephen in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1978-79  Oshawa Generals             OHA    65    4   19   23   63  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Oshawa Generals             OHA    62   11   23   34  133  --  --  --  --  --
1980-81  Calgary Flames              NHL     4    0    0    0    4  --  --  --  --  --
1980-81  Oshawa Generals             OHL    59   19   49   68  232  --  --  --  --  --
1981-82  Calgary Flames              NHL    63    3   14   17   78   3   0   0   0  12
1981-82  Oklahoma City Stars         CHL    14    2    3    5   15  --  --  --  --  --
1982-83  Calgary Flames              NHL    79    4   13   17   73   9   2   1   3  18
1983-84  Calgary Flames              NHL    80    1   13   14   94   8   1   2   3   8
1984-85  Calgary Flames              NHL    64    3   23   26   73   4   1   4   5   2
1985-86  Calgary Flames              NHL    59    7   20   27   64  --  --  --  --  --
         New York Islanders          NHL    14    0    5    5   16   3   0   0   0   6
1986-87  New York Islanders          NHL    72    5   16   21   70  14   1   4   5  10
1987-88  New York Islanders          NHL    62    2   15   17   99   6   1   0   1   4
1988-89  New York Islanders          NHL    21    1    5    6    2  --  --  --  --  --
         Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    57    5    7   12   40  16   2   0   2  10
1989-90  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    75    3   14   17   34  20   1   3   4  19
1990-91  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    70    0   12   12   40   6   1   0   1   8
1991-92  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    49    2   14   16   65  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Hartford Whalers            NHL    33    2   10   12   32   7   0   1   1   2
1992-93  Hartford Whalers            NHL    59    3   11   14   63  --  --  --  --  --
         Detroit Red Wings           NHL     6    0    1    1    4   1   0   0   0   0
1993-94  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    19    0    0    0   10  --  --  --  --  --
         Ottawa Senators             NHL     8    0    2    2    2  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Calgary Flames              NHL     1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Chicago Wolves              IHL    16    2    2    4    4   3   0   1   1   2
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         NHL Totals                        895   41  195  236  863  97  10  15  25  99

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