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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Brett Connolly

Friday, 06.11.2010 / 3:00 PM ET / 2010 NHL Draft
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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Brett Connolly
Leading up to the 2010 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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BRETT CONNOLLY
#3 North American Skater
Prince George, WHL
 
Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right
Height: 6'2 Weight: 181
Born: 5/2/92 Born In: Campbell River, BC
   
THE SHINNY:
Seen as scouts as a power forward, Brett Connolly tops in as the third ranked prospect despite playing in just 16 games during the 2009-10 campaign.

Connolly was dominant in those games however, registering 19 points (10 goals). that came after missing most of the season due to several hip flexor injuries.

Connolly did have a fantastic first season in the WHL, becoming the first 16-year old to score 30 goals in the season since Patrick Marleau (1995-96).

NHL Central Scouting's Peter Sullivan: “He puts the puck in the net, he's got good size, great on-ice awareness. He's not a crasher or a banger, but he finishes his checks. He does everything well."

Connolly On Connolly: "I like (Columbus forward) Rick Nash. He’s a big, strong skilled forward who I want to model my game around. We have similar traits"
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NHL Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout Move: "Fake shot, backhand, forehand, upstairs""
Movie: The Blindside
Website: facebook.com
Sport (Other Than Hockey): Golf


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Prince George WHL 65 30 30 60 38
2009-10 Prince Geore WHL 16 10 9 19 8

NEWS:
Injury Woes Making Connolly's Spot A Tough Call
(5.11.10) Drafting players at its best is a high-level gamble, and that comes after scouts have had five, 10 or more opportunities to see a player in action.

But what about when scouts can't see that player -- how are they supposed to file a fair evaluation?

That's the conundrum facing NHL teams when their turn comes to pick and highly talented Prince George Cougars right wing Brett Connolly remains on the board.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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