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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Western Michigan
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Connauton scored his first goal with Columbus in a 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday.
The Blue Jackets claimed Connauton off of waivers from Dallas on Nov. 18. He has a goal and three points in 15 contests in 2014-15. Dec 10 - 8:54 AM

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Kevin Connauton will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Connauton was claimed by Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 18 after Dallas put him on waivers. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Nov 28 - 11:53 AM

Kevin Connauton made his Columbus debut on Friday.

Connauton was claimed off waivers Tuesday from Dallas after picking up two assists in eight games with the Stars. He was a minus-one on Friday with no points. He has little-to-no fantasy value.
Nov 22 - 8:15 AM

Kevin Connauton, Matt Calvert and Jack Skille are all in Friday night against Boston.

Connauton seems to be replacing Tim Erixon while Calvert and Skille will wing Alexander Wennberg on the Blue Jackets' third line. Looks like Coach Richards is still trying to find who give his team the best chance to win each night.
Nov 21 - 6:01 PM

Kevin Connauton will probably be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Columbus claimed Connauton off of waivers from Dallas on Tuesday. He has two assists in eight games this season.
Nov 21 - 10:46 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed Kevin Connauton on waivers from the Dallas Stars.

Columbus has dealt with more than its fair share of injuries so far this season, so getting Connauton will provide the Blue Jackets with some much needed depth. He has two assists in eight contests in 2014-15.
Nov 18 - 12:16 PM

Kevin Connauton has been placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars.

Connauton has two assists in eight games this season. Any team that claims him will inherent his $683,333 annual cap hit through the 2015-16 campaign.
Nov 17 - 1:12 PM

Kevin Connauton and Curtis McKenzie will likely be scratched Saturday against the Islanders.

They were both on the ice for an optional skate.
Oct 25 - 1:45 PM

Kevin Connauton was the odd man out for most of the 2013-14 campaign, but he may be able to secure a roster spot with the Stars next season.

The team is poised to buy out the remainder of Aaron Rome's contract, which could free up room for Connauton. "We have a lot of young defensemen who are making a good push and we need to create room for them," GM Jim Nill said of the Rome decision. If Connauton can fend off Patrik Nemeth, Jamie Oleksiak and Jyrki Jokipakka then he could be in line for a much more permanent slot in the lineup in 2014-15.
Jun 16 - 2:10 PM

Kevin Connauton has been a healthy scratch for six of Dallas' past seven games.

The Stars dressed recent call-up Patrik Nemeth in his NHL debut on Tuesday instead of playing Connauton. "I've talked to Kevin and it is frustrating," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I really think that Kevin has come a ways this year and still has a ways to go. I think his strength is more on the offensive side of it, where Nemeth's is more on the defensive side, and we're turning a little bit more in that direction. I asked Kevin not to get frustrated, because I do see improvement. I just told him that I know it's frustrating but I think you can get there, you're just a little ways away yet." Connauton has eight points and a minus-5 rating in 35 games this year.
Apr 2 - 12:07 PM

Kevin Connauton had an assist in Dallas' 4-2 loss on Saturday.

Connauton has a goal and eight points in 27 games with Dallas this season. We can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues for the remainder of the campaign and we aren't optimistic about his chances of having significantly more fantasy value in 2014-15.
Mar 2 - 9:42 AM

Kevin Connauton collected two helpers in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Montreal.

It was the first multi-point outing of the rookie defenseman's career. He also had six shots and he saw 17:07 of ice time. Connauton has produced one goal and five points in 15 games this campaign.
Jan 3 - 9:17 AM

Kevin Connauton will probably get plenty of ice time while Stephane Robidas and Trevor Daley are sidelined.

It's a big opportunity for Connauton, who has just three games worth of NHL experience. He got his first NHL point on Thursday and has some offensive upside. That being said, we can't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues at this time.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Kevin Connauton got his first career NHL point in Thursday's overtime loss to Toronto.

He earned a power-play assist on Shawn Horcoff's tip-in goal, which tied the game late in the third period. Connauton concluded the contest with five shots during his 15:22 of ice time. "It was my second game in a row, and I really felt a lot of confidence," he said. "I think if I can get in and get playing regularly, it can only help me." With Stephane Robidas and Trevor Daley sidelined, he should get plenty of game action.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Kevin Connauton is expected to play on Tuesday.

Connauton has spent most of the first two months of the season serving as a healthy scratch. In fact, he's played in just one NHL contest this season, although he also completed an AHL conditioning assignment that led to him playing in six contests with the Texas Stars. He's projected to play on the third defensive pairing with Jordie Benn.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 05:37:00 PM

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