Ty Conklin has landed another job in the National Hockey League.
The St. Louis Blues on Friday named Conklin as the team’s goaltender development coach.
His tasks include workng with goalies in the Blues organization, but most of the time that will be with those playing with the Blues new affiliate, the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Most of Conklin’s time in the NHL was spent as a back-up goaltender.
He broke into the league in 2001-02 with the Edmonton Oilers, playing with six different teams before finishing his playing career in the Detroit Red Wings organization in 2011-12.
Throughout the course of his NHL career, Conklin had a record of 96-67-4-17. He played two seasons with the Blues toward the end of his career.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Here’s a detailed look back at Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin‘s first 10 years in the NHL. (NHL.com)
Speaking of Crosby, he’s signed a multiyear partnership with adidas. (Newswire)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play a key role in easing Connor McDavid into the NHL. (Edmonton Sun)
After two polar opposite seasons, the jury is still out on Patrick Roy as a head coach. (Denver Post)
Marc-Andre Fleury enjoys pulling off pranks on his teammates. “I play better when I’m looser, laughing and having fun,” he said. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Art McDonald, a Canadian who won recently won a Nobel Prize, talked to the committee members about the Toronto Maple Leafs. (SB Nation)
The St. Louis Blues named Rob DiMaio their director of player personnel on Tuesday.
He’s been with the organization for some time. He joined as a pro scout in 2008 and was the pro scouting director starting in August 2012.
He was also a scout for the Dallas Stars before landing with the Blues (one would assume his biggest connection is GM Doug Armstrong, then).
In case his nose didn’t give it away, he also enjoyed a lengthy hockey career over 19 seasons.
No doubt about it, this is a pivotal season for the Blues after multiple campaigns in which strong regular seasons dissolved into playoff disappointments. Perhaps DiMaio can make a difference in a heightened role?