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Brett Connolly

22-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Is this finally Connolly's year? It has taken him several seasons to shake off the effects of being rushed to the NHL too soon. It's really a shame -- he has the speed and skill to be a sniper off the rush, and has the size (6-foot-2) to play in possession. His game took a s...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  11/29/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 191   DOB: 5/2/1992
BORN: Campbell River, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2010  

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Brett Connolly Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Lightning in July of 2014.

October 28, 2014  –  Brett Connolly News

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Connolly (lower body) could be out several more weeks and possibly more than a month, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Brett Connolly NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 19 NHL TB 68 4 11 15 -9 30 94 4.3 2 0 11:28 1 2 3 1:12 58 19
2012-13 20 NHL TB 5 1 0 1 -3 0 10 10.0 0 0 10:16 1 0 1 1:50 2 1
2013-14 21 NHL TB 11 1 0 1 -5 4 12 8.3 1 0 12:01 0 0 0 1:10 9 1
2013-14 21 AHL SYR 66 21 36 57 -6 50 0 6
2014-15 22 NHL TB 8 2 0 2 3 12 8 25.0 0 0 10:49 0 0 0 0:54 5 1
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Brett Connolly – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Right Wing

Time On Ice Stats

10:49

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brett Connolly was on the ice for 10:49.

0:54

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Brett Connolly was on the ice for 0:54 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 12:01 1:10
2014-15 10:49 0:54

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Brett Connolly 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 30 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 28 ARI Did Not Play
Oct 25 at MIN Did Not Play
Oct 24 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 4:14 1:24
Oct 21 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:01 0:00
Oct 20 at EDM 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 12:59 1:44
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:03 0:16
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:14 0:00
Oct 13 MON 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:08 0:43
Oct 11 OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 8:37 0:00
Oct 9 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:16 3:02

Brett Connolly: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Connolly suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the Jets and is considered week-to-week, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Connolly potted his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.

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Connolly scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's shootout loss to Ottawa.

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Connolly picked up his first preseason point Tuesday, but head coach Jon Cooper was more impressed with his overall game. "There are just so many little things that are getting better about his game," Cooper told the Tampa Tribune. "I’ve been really pleased with him and he’s a better player today than he was a year ago today."

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The Lightning are counting on Connolly to not only make the team this season, but to also battle for top-nine minutes, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "Obviously it's a big year," Connolly said. "I'm excited. I put the work in this summer. I'm still confident in my game, and I'm really excited to prove to a lot of people that I do belong here."

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Connolly has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning.

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Connolly is doing everything he can in the AHL to earn a call-up to Tampa. He went on an eight-game, 16-point streak between Dec. 20 and Jan. 8, with seven goals in that span.

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Connolly was returned to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Connolly fired the game-winning goal in Saturday's win over the Blues. It came on the power play near the mid-point of the third period.

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Connolly played 9:45 in Tampa Bay's 3-0 win over Carolina following his being recalled from Syracuse (AHL).

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The Lightning recalled Connolly from AHL Syracuse on Thursday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The Lightning assigned Connolly to AHL Syracuse on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Connolly has great hands and speed, and his shot is like a lethal weapon. But he was rushed to the NHL when he was far too young and that set him back … until now. Last year, he finished tied for third in goals (31) in his first full season in the AHL and most of those (22) came the hard way -- at even strength. He's in the hunt for a third-line job with the Bolts behind Marty St. Louis and Teddy Purcell, and could see occasional time on the power play if he can finally crack the lineup. Worst case scenario? He dominates the AHL for one more year. We still like his keeper value -- this guy has first-line upside sooner or later.

2012-13

Connolly has extraordinary talent. But we can't help but wonder if he would have been better served in the Western -- and not National -- Hockey League last year. At some point, he'll be a first-line winger, but this year, he's destined for the third or fourth line. Or even some development time in the AHL. It could be another rough year for the sniper.

2011-12

There was a time -- before his hip injury at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tourney -- that Connolly was seen as the best player in the 2010 draft class. He slipped to sixth based on injury fears and it looks like the Bolts struck gold. Connolly is an elite talent who can take over games with his speed, smarts and skill. His hockey IQ is better than most guys already in the NHL. And his sniping is phenomenal (he scored 46 goals in just 57 junior games last season). But there's always the injury risk -- he had a suspected concussion at the 2010 World Juniors, where he represented Canada and he suffered the first injury at the 2011 development camp for the same squad. He's a solid pick for keeper leaguers, particularly if the Bolts decide to start his pro career in 2012-13 beside, say, Vinny Lecavalier.

2010-11

Connolly wears an elite tool belt. And if it weren’t for a hip flexor injury that limited him to just 16 games this past season, he might have challenged Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin for top billing for in the 2009 draft. He’s one of the best pure goal scorers in the draft and he’s an absolutely effortless skater. But serious hip flexor injuries at such a young age do concern us, just the same way they’ve concerned a lot of scouts. He needs to put some muscle on his 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame to withstand the pounding he’ll take along the walls in the NHL. And he's already taken the advice of his new general manager Steve Yzerman and worked on his core strength and speed. He'll spend this season back in the Western Hockey League where he'll look to rekindle the magic he showed as the 2008-09 Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year.