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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman | #44

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: Western Michigan
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (83) / VAN
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The Arizona Coyotes decision to trade Michael Stone will likely result in Kevin Connauton playing regularly.
Connauton appeared in just his 17th game of the season on Monday. That being said, he logged just 10:44 minutes so even though he might play regularly, he probably won't be more than a third-pairing option. Feb 21 - 4:09 AM

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Kevin Connauton has been freed from the press box and will play in his first game since Jan. 19th on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Through a dozen games this season the defender has posted an assist with eight PIMs and 26 hits while seeing just over 12 minutes per game on average. He's slated to pair with Connor Murphy on Arizona's third defensive unit.
Source: Jerry Brown
Feb 11 - 3:54 PM

Kevin Connauton will be sitting in the press box Wednesday night when the Arizona Coyotes visit the Winnipeg Jets.

Connauton has appeared in a meager 11 games in 2016-17, odd considering he can move the puck as a lower pairing defenseman. This will make his fourth straight scratch, surpassing that point already four times this season. Laurent Dauphin will be in the press box as a scratch as well.
Jan 18 - 7:34 PM

Kevin Connauton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. Connauton has one assist and a minus-4 rating in 11 games this season. Laurent Dauphin and Josh Jooris will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 8:54 PM

Kevin Connauton played forward Saturday as the Coyotes were down to 11 forwards.

Martin Hanzal and Jordan Martinook were hurt Friday and while the Coyotes recalled Laurent Dauphin, they were still down a man. Enter defenseman Connauton. "I give Kevin Connauton a ton of credit," coach Dave Tippett said. "He’s a left defenseman that played right wing today. He did a heck of a job. Players are happy for him. He got in there, banged around, got a shot on goal, a couple hits. Sometimes you get in adversity like this, guys dig in hard. Guys are frustrated in there. They’re trying hard. We just have to find ways to get on top of it. We got some breaks tonight, and it went the right way." Connauton played 7:06 and had three hits.
Jan 8 - 7:47 AM

Defenseman Kevin Connauton will not dress for the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, when they visit the Vancouver Canucks.

He's dressed sporadically, most recently on December 23rd, an 11 minute pointless affair against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared in consecutive games only once in 2016-17, a four-game stretch beginning just before Halloween (4-0-1-1).
Source: NHL.com
Jan 4 - 9:58 PM

Kevin Connauton has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Connauton had a goal and three points in two AHL contests. He has an assist in nine games with Arizona.
Jan 2 - 5:51 PM

Kevin Connauton's AHL conditioning assignment is expected to last the weekend.

After playing with AHL Tucson on Friday and Saturday, the plan is for Connauton to be back with the Coyotes in time for Monday's practice. He's only played in two games with Arizona in December so this will help him shake off the rust.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Kevin Connauton will head to AHL Tucson on a conditioning assignment.

Connauton has only appeared in two games with Arizona this month. He has an assist in nine games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:31:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:32:00 AM

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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:31:00 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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 08:18:00 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.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:24:00 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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:12:00 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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 08:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Martin Hanzal
2Christian Dvorak
3Jordan Martinook
4Peter Holland
5Brad Richardson
6Dave Bolland
LW1Tobias Rieder
2Jamie McGinn
3Lawson Crouse
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Perlini
6Max Domi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Shane Doan
3Ryan White
4Josh Jooris
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Jakob Chychrun
4Connor Murphy
5Anthony DeAngelo
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue