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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 missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.
Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is still optimistic about Connauton's chances of playing Thursday, but we're listing him as day-to-day to be safe. Connauton has seven goals and 15 points in 34 games this season. With Ryan Murray potentially returning, Connauton's condition could impact whether or not Dalton Prout plays. Jan 29 - 9:12 AM

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Kevin Connauton was a minus-four on Saturday.

Connauton was a popular pickup on Yahoo the past two weeks so he could start getting dropped in many leagues as poolies are not known for their patience. He has six goals and 12 points in 28 games this season.
Jan 11 - 8:24 AM

Kevin Connauton had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday.

Connauton has five goals and nine points in his last nine contests. This hot streak alone has made him worth Columbus' while as a waiver wire pickup from Dallas. "He's done a great job since he’s come in," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "You can see the confidence."
Jan 1 - 8:55 AM

Defenseman Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists Saturday in a 6-2 win over Boston.

The blueliner had his best offensive game in his NHL career and now has four goals and nine points in 22 games. Connauton had points on the first three Columbus goals and was a plus-three. He is worth picking up in deep leagues as he is seeing time on the second power play.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:46:00 AM

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.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:54:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:53:00 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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 08:15:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 06:01:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:46:00 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.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:16:00 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.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 01:12:00 PM

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

They were both on the ice for an optional skate.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:45:00 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.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 02:10:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 12:07:00 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.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 09:42:00 AM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Boone Jenner
6Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Nathan Horton
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Kevin Connauton
7Jordan Leopold
8Cody Goloubef
9Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Anton Forsberg