Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager Michael Holditch joined the Flames organization in 1994.
From 2002 to 2009 he had the dual role of Vice President of Hockey Administration and Chief Financial Officer with the hockey club. In 2010 his role shifted and he was named Senior Vice President , Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations.
In this role Michael works closely with General Manager Jay Feaster and Director of Hockey Administration Mike Burke on the direction of all hockey operations including CBA interpretation, team development, administration and tracking of the player budget, player negotiations, arbitration, scheduling and contract review and documentation.
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Prior to moving to the hockey operations group, Holditch was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the organization and the Governor of the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen for five years through the 2002-2003 season. Michael also serves as the Treasurer of the Flames Foundation for Life, the charity that is responsible for many of the organization's charitable initiatives.
Michael is a native Calgarian who attended the University of Calgary, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1988. Upon completion of his degree he also qualified for and practised as a Chartered Accountant in Calgary.
Michael and his wife Cara have two daughters, Brynn and Cade.
Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel John Weisbrod Weisbrod, a native of Syosset, NY, is in his second season as the Flames Assistant General Manager in charge of player personnel. Prior to joining the Flames, Weisbrod was part of the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup championship team in 2011 where he was the Director of pro and collegiate scouting since joining the organization in September of 2006. Prior to that, John spent the 2005-06 season as a pro scout for the Dallas Stars out of the New England region.
The Harvard graduate became the General Manager/Director of Operations for the Albany River Rats (affiliate of the New Jersey Devils) in 1993 and won the Calder Cup as AHL Champions in 1995. Additionally, he served as the General Manager of the Orlando Solar Bears winning the Turner Cup as IHL Champions in 2001.
In 2000, Weisbrod was named President/COO of RDV Sports (Magic and Solarbears) and added the Magic GM title in 2004.
Weisbrod attended and played hockey for Harvard from 1987 to 1991 capturing an NCAA National Championship in 1989, while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Weisbrod was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars 4th round (73rd overall) in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were acquired by San Jose and signed with them in 1991. He retired due to shoulder replacement in 1993.Special Assistant to the General Manager Craig Conroy retired from the NHL on Feb. 5, 2011 and immediately stepped into his management role. As Special Assistant to the General Manager, Conroy will serve as a liaison between the Flames professional players and both the Head Coach and the General Manager.
In performing this role, Conroy will prepare performance reports on players and make recommendations for their continued improvement and professional development while also scouting specific players being considered by the club for acquisition. Scouting assignments will include gathering of necessary information on players being considered for acquisition whether via trade or pending free agency. Conroy will make monthly trips to Abbotsford to interact with prospects in the AHL and both watch games and report on their progress and development.
He will also serve as a secondary resource and back-up to the Director of Development in mentoring our draftees and keeping track of their progress in order to become fully conversant about the players in the organization.
Conroy concludes his playing career with a total of 1009 games by his name in the League’s record book; 507 of those games were played in a Flames uniform. On October 28th of this season, he celebrated his 1000 career game in front of the hometown fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome. During his 17-year career, he recorded 542 points including 182 goals while notching another 30 points in 81 playoff games.
Craig and his wife Jessie have three children; Taylor, Sophia and Sydney and will continue to make Calgary their year round home.
Director of Hockey Administration Mike Burke joined the Calgary Flames organization in 1992.
Since the start of the 1994-95 season, when Burke moved to the hockey department and was promoted to his current position, he has been responsible for the administration of the hockey club. He continues to work closely with General Manager Jay Feaster and Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager Michael Holditch in managing many facets of the Flames hockey organization.
Burke's vast experience in hockey-related matters has made him a valuable part of the hockey staff. His main responsibilities include contract research, analysis and negotiation, player assignments, preparation of salary arbitrations, liaison between the NHL and the Flames regarding all aspects of hockey administration, monitoring collective bargaining issues and helping coordinate the day-to-day operations of the club.
Prior to his current appointment Burke was responsible for the club's media relations and communications.
A graduate of the Public Relations program at Mount Royal College, Burke began his sports administration career with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL in 1980 before serving two seasons as General Manager of a minor-pro team in the Montreal Expos' organization. He has often worked with the NHL at all-star games and Stanley Cup Final events. In 1996, Burke was added as a member of Team Canada's hockey operations staff for the World Cup of Hockey tournament.
A native of Plato, Sask., Burke and his wife Sandra have two children, Keaton and Reid.
Director of Video Analysis Chris Snow joined the Calgary Flames organization in 2011.
As Director of Video and Statistical Analysis, Chris Snow is responsible for the complete and comprehensive planning, implementation and oversight of the club’s video and statistical data mining programs including designing, developing and implementing a proprietary data base of hockey information for use by the club. In addition, he will integrate the data-based video system PUCKS into the team’s coaching, player preparation, scouting and planning processes.
Snow spent four seasons as Director of Hockey Operations for the Minnesota Wild. His responsibilities included analyzing team rosters and cap commitments for the purpose of strategic roster planning, preparing for contract negotiations and arbitration, assisting in day-to-day hockey administration and CBA interpretation, and coordinating the team’s summer development camp. Prior to entering the hockey business, Snow was a staff writer for the Boston Globe, where he worked as the Boston Red Sox beat writer. A graduate of Syracuse University, he has also worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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