Cam Connor

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Cam Connor
Born (1954-08-10) August 10, 1954 (age 62)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Phoenix Roadrunners
Houston Aeros
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
AHL
New Haven Nighthawks
Springfield Indians
CHL
Tulsa Oilers
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1974
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 4th overall, 1974
Phoenix Roadrunners
Playing career 1974–1983

Cameron Duncan Connor (born August 10, 1954) was a Canadian, professional, ice hockey forward.

Hockey career[edit]

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Connor was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in round one, fifth overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, and selected by the Phoenix Roadrunners in round one, fourth overall in the 1974 WHA Secret Amateur Draft. Connor started his World Hockey Association career with the Phoenix Roadrunners. He would also play with the Houston Aeros. In 1978, he moved to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He is remembered for his series-winning double OT playoff goal for Montreal Canadiens against Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] He would also play with the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers. He played professional hockey until 1984. Assistant Coach of the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks (1984).

He competed on the All Athletes All Star edition of Wipeout Canada on April 24, 2011.

The National Hockey League Players' Association is expected to campaign on behalf of Yvan Cournoyer and Cam Connor to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup as members of the 1979 champion Montreal Canadiens. A player must be in uniform for at least 40 regular season games or appear in the final playoff series to have his name listed as a member of the winning club. Cournoyer played 15 games and Connor played 24 during the regular season.[2]

He is set to be inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame this October.[3]

Championships[edit]

  • He won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1979. He scored iconic goal: April 21, 1979: Montreal 4. Toronto 3 (2OT); Cam Connor's playoff goal ends double-OT marathon.
  • WCHL Rookie of Year: 1973-74 (Flin Flon)
  • WCHL All-Star Game: 1974 (Flin Flon)
  • Selected to WHA All Star team in 1977
  • He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster [4]
  • Represented the Montreal Canadiens legends team at the historic outdoor Heritage Classic hockey game in 2003.

Personal[edit]

His son is actor Kristofer Connor. Cam Connor was a longtime friend of professional wrestler Roddy Piper, from childhood until Piper's death in 2015.[5]

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Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1974
Succeeded by
Doug Risebrough