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August 10, 1954 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers
New Haven Nighthawks
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 1974
|WHA Draft||4th overall, 1974
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. 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.
- 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 
- Represented the Montreal Canadiens legends team at the historic outdoor Heritage Classic hockey game in 2003.
- The Globe and Mail. (May 28, 1979). Missing or empty
- Pinchevsky, Tal (July 31, 2015). "Wrestler Piper owes plenty to Cup-winner Connor". National Hockey League. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Cam Connor's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Radio interview with Cam http://oilersnation.com/2011/4/25/nation-radio-april-23-2011 (Segment 1)
- Cam talks with Reuters News about fighting in hockey and concussions http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/01/us-nhl-deaths-idUSTRE7806LB20110901
|Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick