Brett Connolly
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 05/02/1992
AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Campbell River, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: TBL: 2010-6 overall

Signed by Tampa Bay on July 1, 2011…2013-14: Led all Crunch skaters for goals (21) and points (57) while skating in 66 games…Ranked tied for 3rd on Syracuse for power-play goals with 3…Netted a hat trick on 1/18 vs. Binghamton…Represented the Crunch at the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic…2012-13: Skated in 5 games with the Lightning, collecting 1 goal…Scored a power play goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on 4/11…Played in 71 games with Syracuse, scoring 31 goals and totaling 63 points…Ranked 2nd on the team for goals, points and power play goals with 9…Was named February’s AHL player of the month,  recording 7 goals and 8 assists in 13 games…Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team…Played in 18 Calder Cup playoff games with the Crunch, recording 6 goals and 11 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes…Ranked tied for 4th on Syracuse in playoff goals…2011-12: Played in 68 games with the Lightning, collecting 4 goals and 15 points to go along with 30 penalty minutes…2 of his 4 goals on the season were game-winners…Appeared in 6 games for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, notching 5 goals and was selected as one of Canada’s top three players in a post-tournament coaches’ poll…Won the Bronze Medal with Team Canada…Scored his 1st career NHL goal on 11/1 at CAR…Recorded his 1st career NHL point (assist) on 10/10 at WSH….Made his NHL debut on 10/7 at CAR…Junior Career: Has appeared in 144 career WHL games, all with Prince George, amassing 86 goals, 66 assists and 152 points…In 2010-11, appeared in 59 games, scoring 46 goals and finishing the season with 73 points…His goal total ranked 3rd among all WHL skaters, while his point total was a team-best…Was 12th among all WHL skaters with 15 power-play goals…Became the 6th Prince George player in team history to record 40 or more goals in a single season…Tied for the Prince George team lead with 2 shorthanded goals…Averaged 1.24 points per game, which led the team…Also appeared in 1 playoff game with the Cougars…In 2009-10, had his season cut short due to injury, but still appeared in 16 games, recording 10 goals and 19 points…In 2008-09, led the Cougars with 30 goals, 30 assists and 60 points in 65 games…His point total placed him 3rd among all WHL rookies…Tied for the team lead in playoff points that season, recording 2 assists…Became the 1st 16-year-old WHL rookie to score 30 or more goals in a season since Patrick Marleau in 1995-96…Finished with a team-high 60 points and beat out Evgeny Grachev and Dmitry Kulikov to be named the Canadian Hockey League and WHL Rookie of the Year…In 2007-08, played his 1st major junior league season, skating in 4 games.