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Cory Conacher | Winger | #19

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 182
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have waived Cory Conacher.
Conacher had 22 goals and 52 points in 48 Swiss league games last season. The 26-year-old is a veteran of 141 career NHL contests. Oct 10 - 12:25 PM

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Cory Conahcer seems to be winning over Tampa coach Jon Cooper.

Conacher scored the tying goal in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville. Of Conacher, Cooper had this to say after the game: "That was a Cory Conacher goal — an instinctive shot in the slot. That's what that kid can do. When he shoots, the puck has eyes for him." Cooper coached Conacher in the AHL in 2011-12 and seems to believe in him. With Ryan Callahan out until mid-November recovering from hip surgery, Conacher seems poised to grab a roster spot.
Oct 2 - 11:23 AM

Cory Conacher scored an unassisted goal at the 03:07 minute mark in the third period to tie the game. Twelve minutes later, it came to naught as Cody Bass scored the game winner and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 loss against the Nashville Predators.

Conacher spent 2015-16 in Switzerland where he scored 22 goals in 48 games. His last NHL appearance came in 2014-15 with the New York Islanders and he was able to score only once in 15 contests.
Oct 2 - 12:40 AM

Cory Conacher knows this could be his last chance in the NHL.

Conacher managed to get a one-year contract with the Lightning this offseason, but if he fails to perform, he knows he might find himself out of the league. "The fire is in the belly," Conacher said. "This is my last chance, I think." The Lightning are stacked up front, so it's unlikely that he'll get an opportunity to produce much offense, but that doesn't mean he can't be an effective player for the Bolts this season.
Sep 24 - 11:43 AM

Cory Conacher will compete for a bottom-six forward job at training camp.

He would have to clear waivers to be sent down to AHL Syracuse. Conacher signed a one-year deal with the Lightning in the summer and he is excited to be back with the organization where he launched his NHL career. It hasn't gone well since he impressed early with Tampa Bay, but he is capable of playing on the fourth line if he can earn a roster spot.
Sep 22 - 8:20 AM

Cory Conacher described returning to the Tampa Bay Lightning as a "dream come true."

In addition to having prior experience with Tampa Bay, this signing also reunited Conacher with former AHL Norfolk coach Jon Cooper and teammates Ondrej Palat, Alex Killorn, and Tyler Johnson. They all won the Calder Cup together in 2011-12. "I'm signing for the opportunity," Conacher said. "If it was another team where I didn't know the players or the coaches as well I would have to think about it. But I know Tampa. I know the system. I know how Coop coaches. It's a system where I can thrive." Conacher struggled in the NHL after Tampa Bay traded him, but it will be interesting to see if a return to the Lightning proves to be the spark that he needs.
Jul 21 - 10:24 AM

Cory Conacher has inked a one-year, $575,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The deal is one-way, so Conacher's guaranteed that salary even if he doesn't make the Lightning's opening game roster. Conacher last played in Tampa Bay during the 2012-13 campaign when he scored nine goals and 24 points in 35 contests as a rookie. The Lightning cashed in on his initial success by dealing him along with a 2013 fourth round pick (Tobias Lindberg) to Ottawa in exchange for Ben Bishop. However, while Bishop shined in Tampa Bay, Conacher saw a rapid decline. He spent the majority of the 2014-15 campaign in the minors, but he did record 22 goals and 52 points in 48 Swiss league games last season, so perhaps he's primed for a comeback with the only NHL team he ever saw much success with.
Jul 14 - 4:32 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher has five goals and 22 points in 25 AHL games in 2014-15. He is capable of chipping in offensively at the NHL level, but he's been stuck in the minors since mid-December. Perhaps the Canucks will give him a chance to bounce back. He'll be worth keeping an eye on if they do.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 02:12:00 PM

There were no takers for Cory Conacher, as he cleared waivers after being demoted by the New York Islanders.

After a hot start to his NHL career in which he generated 24 points in 35 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012-13, he's bounced around the league, not really finding his footing. He generated three points and 14 PIM in 15 games with the Islanders this season, failing to stick with John Tavares' top line in a brief audition. He may be the classic "too good for the AHL, not good enough for the NHL" type.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Cory Conacher has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.

Conacher has three points and 14 penalty minutes in 15 games this season. He's only played in one game since Nov. 15, so it's not surprising to see him waived. At the same time, it has been an unfortunate decline for Conacher, who started his career with 24 points in 35 contests with Tampa Bay in 2013.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Cory Conacher and Matt Donovan will be healthy scratches in Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Conacher has played just five times since Halloween, tallying an assist in just over 53 minutes of ice time. Well below what was expected for the 80-point scorer for the Norfolk Admirals. Matt Donovan has only appeared in five games this season, and appears to be well behind in the depth chart despite the Islanders' battered blue line.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Cory Conacher will continue to be a healthy scratch Saturday night versus the Devils.

Conacher hasn't seen game action since November 15th and will once again be on the sidelines versus New Jersey. Conacher has just three points in 14 games for the Isles in 2014. Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will be on defense tonight with Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky unable to dress due to injuries.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:57:00 PM

Islanders trio of Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan, and Brian Strait to be healthy scratches again Monday night.

The Islanders have rolled with the same lineup the last two games when they've defeated the Penguins, so why not go with the same group again Monday night? Conacher has just three points in 14 games and Strait has recorded an assist in 11 games for the Isles. Donovan has yet to crack the Islanders lineup this year.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will all be healthy scratches Saturday night versus Pittsburgh.

Just as Friday night, Saturday night too will see this trio in the stands as healthy scratches. After all, the Isles did beat Pittsburgh 5-4 on Friday night, and with Chad Johnson in net.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will all be healthy scratches Friday night against Pittsburgh.

After thumping Tampa Bay 5-2 on Wednesday night, Coach Capuano is simply going with the winning lineup here. In case you haven't noticed, the Islanders have won six of their last seven games and trail Pittsburgh by just three points in the Metropolitan.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Matt Taormina
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy