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Brett Connolly

Born:May 2, 1992Draft:2010 Lightning, #6 Overall
Hometown:Campbell River, BCPosition:RW/LW
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks

Brett Connolly (born May 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his major junior career with the Prince George Cougars, he was named Western Hockey League (WHL) and Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Rookie of the Year for the 2008–09 season. Selected sixth overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, he joined the team in 2011–12. He was later traded to the Boston Bruins, following which he signed with the Washington Capitals prior to the 2016–17 season. Connolly won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018.

Internationally, Connolly has represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, 2011 IIHF U20 Championships and 2012 IIHF U20 Championships.

Brett Connolly Florida Panthers
Brett Connolly, Florida Panthers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • Stanley Cup Champion with the Capitals (2018)
  • AHL All-Star Game (2014)
  • U20 World Junior Championship Bronze Medal with Team Canada (2012)
  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team Canada (2012)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal with Team Canada (2011)
  • CHL All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy) (2009)
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