Steve Konroyd

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 NBC Sports Chicago broadcasts of Chicago Blackhawks' games.

Steve Konroyd
Born (1961-02-10) February 10, 1961 (age 60)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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

Playing careerEdit

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 where he was captain and 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.

After retiring, in 1996-'97 Konroyd became the 1st ever radio color analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes for one year and then landed the TV color analyst job with the San Jose Sharks 1997-2000. In 2000 he became the TV Color analyst for the Columbus Blue Jackets for 4 years. Konroyd then took on the job of TV studio analyst and part time TV color analyst with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 - to present.

Currently, Konroyd is a studio analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks on NBC Sports Chicago. He fills in for the TV color analyst when Eddie Olczyk is on assignment with NBC Sports. He resides with his wife Juli and children Danielle, Emily, Declan, Braelyn, and Stephen.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Markham Waxers OPJHL 28 4 15 19 28
1978–79 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 65 4 19 23 63 5 1 2 3 14
1979–80 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 62 11 23 34 133 7 0 2 2 14
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1980–81 Oshawa Generals OHL 59 19 49 68 232 11 3 11 14 35
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
1985–86 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
1988–89 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
1992–93 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
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 8 0 2 2 2
1994–95 Chicago Wolves IHL 16 2 2 4 4 3 0 1 1 2
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 895 41 195 236 863 97 10 15 25 99

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1985 Canada WC 10 0 3 3 0
1991 Canada WC 10 1 3 4 0
Senior totals 20 1 6 7 0

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