Former Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin joins New Hampshire as coach |

Former Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin joins New Hampshire as coach

Seth Rorabaugh
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Penguins’ goaltender Ty Conklin makes a first period save on the Panthers’ Olli Jokinen on Feb. 19, 2008, at Mellon Arena.

Former Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin has joined the University of New Hampshire as a goaltending development coach.

Conklin, who spent the 2007-08 season with the Penguins, returns to his alma mater where he was an All-American in 2000 and ‘01.

During his lone season with the Penguins, Conklin became a cult hero while filling in for injured starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during most of the campaign. In 33 games that season, he had an 18-8-5 record with a 2.51 goals- against average, a .923 save percentage and two shutouts. He also started in net for the Penguins’ Winter Classic game at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Making 36 saves on 37 shots, he directed the Penguins to a 2-1 shootout victory during a snowstorm.

Conklin, 43, also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues during his career. After retiring as a player, he served as a goaltending development coach with the Blues from 2013-17.

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