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Brett Connolly | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 181
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Brett Connolly is excited to get a fresh start in Boston.
The Bruins acquired Connolly in a trade with Tampa Bay. The 22-year-old broke his finger just two days into his stint with his new team and missed all but the last five games of the regular season. "It’s always nice to get on the scoreboard. I wanted to get one before we get into the regular season, and I was fortunate to get a couple. It’s good to build that confidence before the season starts," Connolly said of the two goals he scored against the Rangers last Thursday. "It was good to come in here, and have a good training camp after a good summer of training off the ice. I’ve put the year I had last year behind me, and I’m getting a fresh start. So I’m excited for that." Oct 4 - 8:24 AM

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Brett Connolly netted a pair of goals in Wednesday's preseason game against the Rangers.

He has been playing with Jimmy Hayes and Ryan Spooner on the third line for most of training camp. Connolly is eager to contribute this year and he feels his linemates are motivated to prove themselves as well. "As a line right now, we're hungry to be good and to have a good start to the season," he said. Coach Claude Julien wants to see the line improve defensively, but he does like their potential in the attacking zone.
Oct 1 - 9:40 AM

Brett Connolly is highly motivated for the 2015-16 season.

"That's the good thing about change," said Connolly, who was traded from Tampa Bay to Boston last season. "I'm very excited to be here. Can't wait to get going. Obviously there's a lot to prove to not only myself, but there's a lot of people out there — maybe including Tampa — that I want to prove wrong." He picked up two assists in five games with the Bruins, but a displaced fracture in his right index finger didn't get him off to a good start with his new club. Connolly also got a one-year deal during the summer, so he has plenty of motivation going into the year. He will try to earn a top-six forward spot at training camp, which would certainly help him achieve his goals.
Sep 9 - 1:33 PM

The Boston Bruins have signed Brett Connolly to a one-year, $1,025,000 contract.

Connolly had 12 goals and 17 points in 55 games with the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014-15. He has more offensive upside than those numbers suggest though and will be worth keeping an eye on during training camp to see if he can secure a top-six role.
Jul 6 - 3:40 PM

Brett Connolly will need a new contract from the Bruins this summer.

He's going to be a restricted free agent in July. Connolly appeared in five games with Boston after he was acquired from Tampa Bay and he earned two assists. He's projected to be compete for a top-six forward spot next season once the Bruins get him signed.
May 26 - 12:22 PM

Brett Connolly was whistled for three minor penalties on Thursday.

In four games with the Bruins, he has amassed 10 penalty minutes and two assists. Connolly has 12 goals and 17 points in 54 games this year between the Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Apr 10 - 8:58 AM

Brett Connolly has already played alongside a variety of linemates, as coach Claude Julien continues his experimentation with his lineup.

In just two games, he has skated with Gregory Campbell and Chris Kelly then Kelly and Max Talbot, followed by a line with Milan Lucic and Ryan Spooner and finally with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. The Boston Herald's Steve Conroy thinks Connolly should be tried out with David Krejci and Reilly Smith.
Apr 6 - 10:26 AM

Brett Connolly's long-anticipated Bruins' debut couldn't have gone much better.

Connolly, who was acquired in a trade from Tampa on March 2nd, broke his finger in his second practice with the Bruins and had been sidelined ever since. Friday night he skated as Bruin for the first time and registered two assists in a 3-2 win over Detroit. Although that was a nice start to his Boston career, bear in mind he skated on the Bruins' fourth line alongside Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell and had only 12:44 of ice time. Despite his pedigree, he is not a real fantasy asset at this time.
Apr 3 - 9:15 AM

Brett Connolly (finger) will be in Boston's lineup when they take on Detroit on Thursday night.

Connolly was acquired by the Bruins in March but he injured his finger in practice and has yet to suit up in a game.
Apr 2 - 7:12 PM

Brett Connolly (finger) is questionable for Thursday's game.

Connolly was acquired from Tampa Bay on March 2, but he hasn't played yet for Boston. He thinks he's ready to play, but Bruins coach Claude Julien was noncommittal.
Apr 2 - 3:10 PM

Brett Connolly (finger) worked on the fourth line during Wednesday's practice.

He joined Chris Kelly, Max Talbot, and Gregory Campbell. "I feel good enough to go," said Connolly. "I don't really think the finger can get worse. I think I'm pretty much ready to go." Connolly could make his Boston debut Thursday night against Detroit.
Apr 2 - 8:33 AM

Brett Connolly (finger) could make his Boston debut on Thursday against Detroit.

He practiced with his teammates on Wednesday after he took part in the pregame warmup on Tuesday. Connolly suffered a broken right index finger during his second practice with the Bruins after he was acquired from Tampa Bay.
Source: ESPN Bruins
Apr 1 - 2:26 PM

Brett Connolly (finger) skated at practice on Thursday.

He suffered a dislocated right index finger when struck by a shot from teammate Dennis Seidenberg during his second practice with the Bruins, but this session was incident free. "It's encouraging," said Connolly about getting back with his teammates. "I think it's been three weeks. We're trying to transition into getting me onto the ice and getting me in shape. It's a step in the right direction." He hopes to return before the end of the regular season.
Mar 27 - 8:36 AM

Brett Connolly was on the ice before practice on Tuesday with strength coach John Whitesides.

He took wrist shots and did some stickhandling, so his broken right index finger appears to be progressing. Connolly is hoping to return before the end of the regular season.
Mar 25 - 8:35 AM

Brett Connolly (finger) has skated for the past two days.

He was joined on the ice with strength coach John Whitesides on Tuesday. Connolly is hoping to be back sooner than he's projected six-week timetable.
Mar 18 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Zac Rinaldo
RW1Loui Eriksson
2David Pastrnak
3Brett Connolly
4Jimmy Hayes
5Joonas Kemppainen
6Seth Griffith
7Tyler Randell
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Zach Trotman
6Matt Irwin
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson