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Brett Connolly | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 181
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Brett Connolly has been playing with some more grit in the last few weeks.
"Going up through juniors, I've always been a scorer," Connolly said. "You're playing 20 some minutes a game, you kind of have to reserve your energy. But when you're playing 11 to 12 minutes, you can get a little feisty, get a little grittier, go into the corners and finish your checks. When I'm engaged, my game is better, I feel when I'm doing that, so I'm going to keep doing that." Connolly was chosen sixth overall by the Lightning in 2010 but he has yet to produce big numbers as a pro. He has 11 goals and 14 points in 46 games this season. Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

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Brett Connolly got his 10th goal of the season on Tuesday.

He scored in the third period after he was moved to a line with Valterri Filppula, who earned an assist on the tally. "Coop is so good at that, he just seem to have his hunches like he has a sixth sense sometimes," Connolly said of coach Jon Cooper's line shuffling. "He finds guys that he feels are going and plays them, and I guess it worked out." Connolly became the 10th player on the team this season to hit double digits in goals.
Feb 11 - 10:57 AM

Look for Brett Connolly to draw back into the Lightning lineup Saturday against the Kings.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday against Dallas. Connolly will likely play on the Bolts' fourth line, taking the place of J.T. Brown, who will likely sit in the pressbox Saturday night.
Feb 7 - 11:50 AM

Brett Connolly and Nikita Nesterov are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Dallas.

Connolly was the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft. The 22-year-old has nine goals and one assist in 39 games for Tampa Bay this season. He has plenty of upside and is still young enough to reach his potential.
Feb 5 - 8:31 PM

Brett Connolly scored the lone goal for the Lightning in their 3-1 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

It looked like it’d be the only goal of the game as neither team could score until the third period. Connolly has six goals in 23 games this season. Tyler Johnson and Mark Barberio picked up the helpers. Valtteri Filppula finished a game-low minus-two.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Brett Connolly scored two goals in Monday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Connolly doubled his goal total for the season tonight. The 22-year-old missed 12 games with a lower-body injury. He now has four goals in 13 games this season. The former sixth overall pick in 2010 has shown flashes of potential, but he has yet to put it all together. It's still too early to call him a bust.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Brett Connolly will return from a lower-body injury Thursday in Toronto.

He has sat out 12 games due to the ailment. In eight appearances this campaign, Connolly has two goals.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Brett Connolly (lower body) might be back in the Lightning's lineup on Thursday.

Connolly feels like he could play on Tuesday, but he will miss at least one more contest. He has two goals and 12 penalty minutes in eight games in 2014-15.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Brett Connolly (LBI) will remain on the sidelines Monday night when Tampa Bay takes on the New York Rangers.

Connolly has been out of action since October 24th with a lower body injury but is expected to return sometime this week per Lightning coach Jon Cooper. Look for him to get back in the lineup later this week when Tampa Bay takes on the Islanders and Maple Leafs. He has registered two goals in eight games for the Bolts' in 2014-15.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 06:24:00 PM

Lightning coach Jon Cooper expects Brett Connolly back in the lineup sometime next week.

Connolly has almost fully recovered from a lower-body injury that has kept him out of action since October 24th and although he won't play Saturday night against the Islanders, he will likely suit up in one of the Bolts' three road games next week against the Rangers, Islanders and Maple Leafs.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Brett Connolly (lower body) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice.

Connolly won't be available on Saturday, but he might return next week. He has two goals in eight games this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Brett Connolly (lower body) skated with his teammates on Thursday.

According to coach Jon Cooper, Connolly is "less than half a fortnight" from returning. He has been sidelined since Oct. 24 with a lower-body injury.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Brett Connolly (lower body) has started to skate lightly.

Connolly might be able to rejoin the Lightning in a couple weeks. He has two goals in eight contests in 2014-15.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 03:29:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning label Brett Connolly as week-to-week.

Connolly suffered a lower-body injury during Friday's win against the Winnipeg Jets. The 22-year-old has two goals in eight games as he tries to justify his first-round status (sixth overall in 2010). There's still plenty of time for him to convert solid AHL success to NHL production, but it hasn't happened yet.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Brett Connolly did not come out for the second period of Friday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

He sustained a lower-body injury in the first period. Too bad, as Connolly was playing the best hockey of his career for the Lightning as of late. He is listed as doubtful for Saturday's contest against the Wild. If you have Connolly on your fantasy squad, place him on reserve immediately.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Luke Witkowski
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy