NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Brett Connolly

Posted: 3rd May 2010 by Alan Bass in NHL
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Originally posted at Resurfacing the Ice Injuries are a funny thing. Sometimes they kill a player’s draft stock, sending them pummeling down the boards of most NHL teams. However, other times, they simply leaves scouts wanting more, as if it were a tease. Brett Connolly seems to be in the latter category. Having an incredible rookie season, Connolly, a member of the Prince George Cougars, became the first 16-year-old WHL rookie to score 30 goals in a season since Patrick Marleau in 1995-96. This season, though, Connolly suffered a hip injury that has sidelined him for most of the season. Up to that point, he had put up 19 points in 16 games, on pace for extraordinary numbers that would be among the league leaders if he kept it up. In fact, the 2009 CHL Rookie of the Year probably is ...

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