Ty Conklin was born on March 30, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona and is a retired National Hockey League goaltender. After concluding his collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire where he earned All-American and All-Hockey East First Team honors, Ty signed his first professional contract with the Edmonton Oilers as an undrafted free agent in the Spring of 2001. Ty began his National Hockey League career with the Oilers and would go on to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, and St. Louis Blues over the course of his career. Internationally, Ty represented his native United States of America at the World Championships on three separate occasions, winning a Bronze Medal and being awarded the tournament’s best goaltender at the 2004 event.
What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?
Winning Bronze Medal at the 2004 World Hockey Championships
What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?
1- Your attitude and work ethic are truly the only things you have control over… make sure they are always better than the next guy’s 2- Hockey is a game and games are supposed to be fun. Try to remember this when nothing seems to be going your way. 3- Don’t take the game home with you. Leave your struggles on the ice at the rink.
What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?
Currently working in a Sales role but worked in Player Development prior to this career.