Jack Connolly (ice hockey, born 1989)

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Jack Connolly
Jack Connolly AIK-Färjestad 2014-01-18.jpg
Born (1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 25)
Duluth, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
HockeyAllsvenskan team
Former teams
Rögle BK
Leksands IF
Färjestad BK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze 2007 Trail

Jack Connolly (born August 15, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for Rögle BK in HockeyAllsvenskan. He formerly played with Leksands IF, where his older brother Chris was also a teammate.

Playing career[edit]

Connolly played his high school hockey at The Marshall School, in Duluth, Minnesota before playing junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux Falls Stampede during the 2007–08 season. He helped UMD to their first ever NCAA Men's Hockey Championship in 2011. As a senior in 2011-12, Jack finished the regular season ranked second in the nation in scoring and 8th on the Minnesota-Duluth career points with 197 points. Jack Connolly played in every Minnesota-Duluth hockey game during his four years (166). Connolly was named All-American three times and on April 6, 2012, Connolly won the 2012 Hobey Baker award.

Undrafted, Connolly like his brother, opted to pursue a professional career abroad and signed to play the 2012–13 season, with Swedish team Färjestad BK in Elitserien.

After two seasons, Connolly left as a free agent to sign with fellow SHL club, Leksands IF on April 23, 2014.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award 2007–08 [2]
All-WCHA First Team 2009–10
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2009–10
All-WCHA First Team 2010–11 [3]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2010–11
All-WCHA First Team 2011–12
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Frattin
WCHA Player of the Year
2011–12
Succeeded by
Drew LeBlanc
Preceded by
Andy Miele
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
2011–12
Succeeded by
Drew LeBlanc