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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman | #44

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: Western Michigan
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (83) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Connauton (lower body) is eligible to play in Tuesday's game.
Connauton started the campaign on the injured non-roster list. "He’s kind of an all-around player," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said of Connauton. "He can play both sides of special teams. Just kind of a real steady guy back there, plays with some bite and gives us some quality minutes." Zbynek Michalek was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot. Oct 18 - 4:32 AM

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Kevin Connauton (lower body) has been put on Arizona's injured non-roster list.

He is eligible to play when he is ready to return. Connauton missed most of training camp due to the ailment.
Oct 11 - 4:31 PM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) has resumed practicing with Arizona.

The question now is if Connauton will be available for the Coyotes' opener on Saturday. At this time the possibility hasn't been dismissed, but a decision will probably be made closer to the opener.
Oct 11 - 8:18 AM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) appears to be close to being able to practice with the Coyotes.

Connauton has already resumed skating. He's been dealing with this lower-body injury since the beginning of training camp and his availability for the start of the season is in question.
Oct 7 - 9:24 AM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) has been seen wearing a brace on his right knee.

Connauton is missing the start of training camp due to the ailment, but he's not expected to be out for long. He suffered the injury during an informal skate.
Sep 23 - 10:12 AM

Kevin Connauton sustained a lower-body injury while skating.

Connauton's ailment isn't believed to be serious, but we'll likely have to wait until after he reports to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday before we hear more. He had 17 points and 60 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets last season.
Sep 20 - 8:01 AM

Kevin Connauton has signed a two-year contract with Arizona worth $2M.

The 26-year-old defender recorded nine points and 39 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Coyotes after he was claimed off waivers from Columbus.
Jul 1 - 3:05 PM

Kevin Connauton and Klas Dahlbeck didn't get qualifying offers from Arizona.

However, the Coyotes will continue to talk with them regarding new contracts. Dahlbeck skated in 71 games with the Coyotes last season, while Connauton suited up in 38 matches after he was claimed off waivers from Columbus.
Jun 27 - 6:30 PM

Kevin Connauton found the back of the net in a 3-2 loss to Washington Monday night.

Connor Murphy accounted for Arizona's other marker. Tobias Rieder, Viktor Tikhonov, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and Jordan Martinook each registered an assist.
Feb 22 - 10:14 PM

Kevin Connauton had a goal and a couple of assists for Arizona Saturday.

Connauton is establishing himself with the Coyotes and played a whopping 31:11 in the 6-4 loss to St. Louis. He took over big time minutes as Oliver Ekman-Larsson played only 34 seconds before he was forced to leave the game with an injury. "You just gotta fill in the gaps if a guy goes down, work as hard as you can to play well in those minutes and it was definitely a lot more ice with just the five guys back there," Connauton said. "It would have been nice if we were able to pull off the win." He now has three goals and 13 points in 41 games with a plus-eight rating.
Feb 21 - 6:24 AM

Kevin Connauton saw 2:16 of power play time on Friday.

The Coyotes have been going all season with four forwards and Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the point but things have changed and now coach Dave Tippett has been using two blueliners. Michael Stone saw 4:14, just 45 seconds less than OEL while Connauton saw plenty of ice time as well. The Yotes have also been going with seven defensemen and 11 forwards so pairings have been mixed up. "I think everyone knows each other well enough where it doesn’t matter who you get out there with you’re ready to go," Connauton said. "You’re sitting there focused, ready to go and whoever they tell you to go out there with, you guys go out there and do your job." Connauton picked up his first point of the season Friday in his 10th NHL game in 2015-16.
Feb 13 - 7:03 AM

Kevin Connauton could make his Arizona debut on Saturday.

Connauton was claimed off waivers Wednesday from Columbus. He was having a nice season with eight points and a plus-10 rating after a nine goal and 19 point effort last season in 54 games. "If it’s (Saturday), that’d be great," Connauton said. "I’m excited for my first game. I’ve been through this before. I’m a waiver veteran. It’s fun. It’s fun getting in a new locker room and the challenge of going out there and playing well kind of just with a new team right off the bat. Whatever happens, I’m going to make the most of it." Connauton has offensive upside but he has bounced around a bit of late so it may be better to take a wait-and-see attitude on claiming him off the waiver wire.
Jan 16 - 6:28 AM

Kevin Connauton will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Connauton has joined the Coyotes after being claimed off of waivers on Wednesday, but he'll get a bit more time to get acclimatized. He has a goal and eight points in 27 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 14 - 2:19 PM

Kevin Connauton has been claimed off waivers by Arizona.

The Columbus Blue Jackets placed the 25-year-old on waivers Tuesday afternoon. The newest member of the Coyotes has eight points, 44 shots and a plus-10 rating in 27 games this season.
Jan 13 - 12:15 PM

Kevin Connauton has been waived by Columbus.

He hasn't played since Dec. 29, but has picked up a point (one goal, three assists) in each of his past four appearances. Connauton has eight points, 44 shots and a plus-10 rating in 27 games this season.
Jan 12 - 12:59 PM

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C1Martin Hanzal
2Christian Dvorak
3Jordan Martinook
4Brad Richardson
5Dave Bolland
6Tyler Gaudet
LW1Max Domi
2Tobias Rieder
3Jamie McGinn
4Lawson Crouse
RW1Anthony Duclair
2Radim Vrbata
3Shane Doan
4Ryan White
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Michael Stone
4Jakob Chychrun
5Connor Murphy
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue