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.
February 10, 1961|
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
39th overall, 1980|
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1981–82||Oklahoma City Stars||CHL||14||2||3||5||15||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|