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Ty Conklin

Ty Conklin  #29

Goalie
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: March 30, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 185
Catches: Left
Career:  Represented the United States at the 2004, 2005 and 2011 IIHF World Championships… Won Gold in 2004 and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Goaltender... Spent 3 seasons at the University of New Hampshire (1998-2001), setting school records for wins (57), GAA (2.17), SV% (.915) and games played (93)… Co-winner of the Hockey East Player of the Year award in 2000
2011-12: Recalled by DET on 3/21 after appearing in 12 games for Grand Rapids (8-4-0, 2.40 GAA, .915 SV%)... Assigned to the Griffins (AHL) on 2/21... Appeared in 15 games for DET, going 5-6-1 with a 3.28 G.A.A. and an .884 SV%
2010-11:  Finished with an 8-8-4 record, 3.22 GAA and .881 SV% with STL...  Posted 2 shutouts (27 saves on 11/7 at NYR and 25 saves on 2/18 at BUF)… Made a season-high 37 saves in a win on 12/21 at ATL… Played in his 200th career game on 4/11 at CHI… Earned his first home win as a Blue on 11/19 vs. OTT… Won a season-high 3 straight starts on 12/16 vs. LAK, 12/21 at ATL and 12/28 vs CHI
 
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 choice (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Michael Neal) in 2007 Entry 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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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers