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Brett Connolly

22-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2013-14 NHL Stats

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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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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.

September 22, 2014  –  Brett Connolly News

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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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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

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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Brett Connolly – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

12:01

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Brett Connolly was on the ice for 12:01.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Brett Connolly was on the ice for 1:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 11:28 1:12
2012-13 10:16 1:50
2013-14 12:01 1:10

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Brett Connolly 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 22 at MON Did Not Play
Apr 20 at MON Did Not Play
Apr 18 MON Did Not Play
Apr 16 MON Did Not Play
Apr 13 at WAS Did Not Play
Apr 11 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 10 PHI Did Not Play
Apr 8 TOR Did Not Play
Apr 5 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 3 CGY Did Not Play
Apr 1 MON Did Not Play
Mar 30 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 29 at BUF Did Not Play
Mar 27 NYI Did Not Play
Mar 24 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 22 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 20 at OTT Did Not Play
Mar 19 at TOR Did Not Play
Mar 17 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 15 NJ Did Not Play
Mar 13 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 10 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 8 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 6 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 4 at STL Did Not Play
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Mar 2 at COL Did Not Play
Mar 1 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 27 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 8 DET Did Not Play
Feb 6 TOR Did Not Play
Feb 4 at MIN Did Not Play
Feb 1 at MON Did Not Play
Jan 30 at OTT Did Not Play
Jan 28 at TOR Did Not Play
Jan 25 COL Did Not Play
Jan 23 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 19 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 18 SJ Did Not Play
Jan 16 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 14 at NYR Did Not Play
Jan 13 at CLS Did Not Play
Jan 11 at PHI Did Not Play
Jan 9 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 7 at WPG Did Not Play
Jan 5 at EDM Did Not Play
Jan 3 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 1 at VAN Did Not Play
Dec 29 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 28 MON Did Not Play
Dec 23 at FLA Did Not Play
Dec 21 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 19 NSH Did Not Play
Dec 17 at NYI Did Not Play
Dec 15 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 14 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 12 DET Did Not Play
Dec 10 at WAS Did Not Play
Dec 7 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 5 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 3 at CLS Did Not Play
Nov 29 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 27 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 25 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 22 at ANH Did Not Play
Nov 21 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:53 0:00
Nov 19 at LA 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 12:05 2:53
Nov 16 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:28 0:43
Nov 14 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 13:38 0:42
Nov 12 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:18 2:04
Nov 11 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:32 3:51
Nov 9 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:16 1:04
Nov 7 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:01 0:27
Nov 2 STL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 10:38 0:48
Nov 1 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:45 0:00
Oct 29 at NJ Did Not Play
Oct 27 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 26 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 24 CHI Did Not Play
Oct 19 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:38 0:16
Oct 15 LA Did Not Play
Oct 12 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 10 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 8 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 5 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 3 at BOS Did Not Play

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

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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Connolly was recalled by the Lightning on Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Connolly is determined to earn a spot on the Opening Night roster and is impressing his coaches at training camp, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune. "I look at Brett Connolly compared to a year ago; he's a way better hockey player," Bolts coach Jon Cooper said. "He's a mature player now and it's kind of fun to watch."

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Connolly knows he has "a lot to prove" to earn a roster spot this training camp and has become a more complete player toiling in the AHL, reports the Tampa Tribune. He focused on the defensive side of his game and still managed to finish second on his team in both goals (31) and points (63).

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Connolly will get a chance to earn a roster spot with the Lightning for 2013-14, reports the Tampa Tribune. He'll battle with at least four other guys for one or two spots.

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Connolly was reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL Friday, the team's official Twitter account reports.

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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.