Conor Garland

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Conor Garland
Born (1996-03-11) March 11, 1996 (age 23)
Scituate, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Arizona Coyotes
Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)
NHL Draft 123rd overall, 2015
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2016–present

Conor Garland (born March 11, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey winger. He is currently playing with the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect within the Arizona Coyotes organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Prior to turning professional, Garland played for the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he was awarded the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the QMJHL Most Valuable Player and twice selected for the QMJHL First All-Star Team.

Playing career[edit]

Garland played for Shattuck-Saint Mary's, a boarding school in Minnesota, for the 2010–11 season before returning home and playing for the Boston Junior Bruins in the Empire Junior Hockey League (EmJHL) for the 2011–12 season. After beginning the 2012–13 season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the United States Hockey League (USHL), Garland moved to playing for the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), foregoing his NCAA eligibility.[1][2]

During the 2014–15 season, while playing with the Wildcats, Garland led both the QMJHL and Canadian Hockey League (CHL) with 129 points. He was named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team, and was further honored when he was awarded the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the QMJHL Most Valuable Player.[3] Garland was then selected 123rd overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, by the Arizona Coyotes.

In the following 2015–16 season, while in his final season of junior with the Wildcats, Garland was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Coyotes on December 24, 2015.[4] Garland joined the Coyotes American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, for the 2016–17 season. He recorded his first professional goal on December 2, 2016, against the San Diego Gulls.[5]

Garland began the 2018–19 season with the Roadrunners but was called up to the NHL in December. He made his NHL debut on December 8, 2018, in a 5–3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.[6] Having established a role within the Coyotes, adding 12 goals in 35 games, Garland was signed to a two-year, $1.55 million contract extension on February 27, 2019.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Boston Jr. Bruins EMJHL 40 42 52 94 53 5 3 6 9 14
2011–12 Boston Jr. Bruins EJHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 6 1 2 3 2
2012–13 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 26 6 11 17 16 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 51 24 30 54 39 6 2 3 5 2
2014–15 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 67 35 94 129 66 16 3 22 25 17
2015–16 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 62 39 89 128 97 17 5 10 15 18
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 55 5 9 14 37
2017–18 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 55 8 19 27 40 9 1 4 5 6
2018–19 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 21 12 13 25 22
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 47 13 5 18 12
NHL totals 47 13 5 18 12

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL
Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer 2014–15, 2015–16 [8]
First Team All Star 2014–15, 2015–16 [9]
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - MVP 2014–15 [10]
CHL Top Scorer Award (tied with Dylan Strome) 2014–15 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garland commits to the Cats". moncton-wildcats.com. December 5, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Charron, Cam (December 5, 2012). "Conor Garland signs in Moncton, becomes second Penn State commit to join CHL in a week". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wildcats' Garland wins big at Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Awards". Atlantic.ctvnews.ca. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Coyotes sign Garland to entry-level contract". Arizona Coyotes. December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Kinkopf, Alex (December 2, 2016). "Garland: "The first one's the toughest one"". tucsonroadrunners.com. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Radil, Sharks hold off Coyotes' comeback". tsn.ca. December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018. F Conor Garland, called up from AHL Tucson last Monday, made his NHL debut for Arizona.
  7. ^ "Coyotes sign Garland to two-year extension". Arizona Coyotes. February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "QMJHL announces Golden Puck Award winners; All-star teams announced". The Q News.net. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Golden Puck Awards: an unforgettable evening!". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Wildcats Recognition at QMJHL Golden Puck Awards". Moncton Wildcats. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "CHL announces 2014-15 Award winners". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.

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