Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ty Conklin
Ty Conklin was born on March 30, 1976. Following four years with University of New Hampshire Wildcats he signed his first professional contract with the Edmonton Oilers in 2001.

In Edmonton, Conklin was a part of the Oilers surprising run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006, appearing in only the first game of the champioship series. A blunder between Conklin and teammate Jason Smith caused the game-winning goal and Edmonton head coach subsequently decided to start Jussi Markkanen for the remainder of the series. Conklin would not appear again the Oiler net.

On Juky 6, 2006, Conklin inked a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he would split time between the NHL and the AHL affiliate in Syracuse.

On February 27, 2007, the goaltender would be packing up his pads again. This time he was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fifth round draft pick.

The trend continued for Conklin on July 19, 2007. He found himself again a free agent and this time signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Penguins he would come within a hair of winning the Stanley Cup before eventually losing to the Detroit Red Wings.

The following summer Conklin attempted to reverse his fortunes, He signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings, but sadly, the story would end similarly for Conklin when he found himself on the losing end of the Stanley Cup final for the second year in a row.

On July 1, 2009, Conklin signed on with the St. Louis Blues.

Conklin played in the NHL's outdoor classic on three occaisions, the most of any player. He was the goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers when they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in 2003. He was in the net for the Pittsburgh Penguins for their shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres in 2008 and he was tending goal for the Detroit Red Wings for their victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1995-96 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 30 1 2.85
1996-97 U. of Alaska Anchorage WCHA
1996-97 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 30 19 7 1 1 3.21 17 8 9 0 1 3.43
1997-98 U. of New Hampshire H-East
1998-99 U. of New Hampshire H-East 22 18 3 1 0 1.84
1999-00 U. of New Hampshire H-East 37 22 8 6 2 2.49
2000-01 U. of New Hampshire H-East 34 17 12 5 5 2.05
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 2 0 0 0 1.62
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 37 13 12 8 1 2.61 7 4 2 0 0 2.60
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 38 19 13 3 4 2.55 17 9 6 0 1 2.23
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 17 14 4 1 2.42
2003-04 United States WC-A 5 4 0 1 1 2.14
2004-05 United States W-Cup
2004-05 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Germany 11 0 2.99 7 2 1.59
2004-05 United States WC-A 3 1 0 2 0 2.00
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 8 5 1 1 2.80 1 0 1 0 0 10.00
2005-06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 1 2 0 0 3.17
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 1 0 1 0 2.31
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 2 3 2 0 3.30
2006-07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 3 12 3 0 3.32
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 1 2 0 0 3.44
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 18 8 5 2 2.51
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 18 11 7 0 2 2.21
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 40 25 11 2 6 2.51 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 10 10 2 4 2.48
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 25 8 8 4 2 3.22
2010-11 United States WC-A 4 1 3 0 0 3.89
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 5 6 1 1 3.28
2011-12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 12 8 4 0 0 2.40
NHL Totals 215 96 67 21 17 2.68 2 0 1 0 0 2.30


USHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (1999)
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1999)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2000, 2001)
Hockey East Player of the Year (2000) (co-winner - Mike Mottau)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (2000)
NCAA East First All-American Team (2001) WC-A Best Goaltender (2004)
Left Alaska-Anchorage (WCHA) and returned to Green Bay (USHL), November 14, 1996.
First goaltender to be named captain of New Hampshire (H-East) since 1961, October 5, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, April 18, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Wolfsburg (Germany), January 25, 2005. Loaned to Hartford (AHL) by Edmonton, March 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2006. Traded to Buffalo by Columbus for Buffalo's 5th round pick (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Michael Neal) in 2007 NHL Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 20, 2011.
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