Connor Hellebuyck

Jamie Zadow

2017-07-24

Connor Hellebuyck

Connor Hellebuyck, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 200

Born: 1993-05-19

Hometown: Commerence, MI

Drafted: 2012 by Winnipeg Jets, 130th Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 – Hellebuyck will return to the Jets for the 2017-18 season after inking a one-year, $2.25-million contract extension. The 24-year-old won 26 of his 56 appearances for the Jets last season and posted a 2.89 GAA and .907 SV%. Hellebuyck's future in Winnipeg seems a bit murky after the team signed veteran Steve Mason to a two-year contract this summer, adding to an already crowded crease that also includes Michael Hutchinson. – Jamie Zadow
 

May 2017 – In another case of rushing a youngster to the NHL, Winnipeg used Connor Hellebuyck in the NHL all season. After some early growing pains, he was able to right the ship on the way to 56 appearances as the team’s starter to finish with a 2.89 GAA in his first full season as a pro. Many forget Hellebuyck is still very young at 23-years-old, where most goaltenders take longer to develop their pro games, so he’s off to a good start, but still needs to develop a little more consistency. – David Dickenson

October 2016 – The Jets surprised some by placing veteran goalie Ondrej Pavelec on waivers, and stating their intention to go with the tandem of Michael Hutchinson and Hellebuyck as their NHL goaltenders this season. Hellebuyck could see starter's minutes with the Jets. – David Dickenson

September 2016 – The big American goalie took advantage of injuries last season to show he could hack it in the NHL amassed a stellar 2.35 GAA in 26 games with the Jets. Helleybuyck should fit into the Jets plans sooner rather then later. – David Dickenson

April 2016 – Connor Hellebuyck excelled at times in his second professional season, splitting time between the Manitoba Moose and the Winnipeg Jets, and was the best player on the ice for both floundering teams on many nights. Stepping up to the bigs to spell injured Ondrej Pavelec, Hellebuyck outplayed back-up Michael Hutchinson all season long and showed he was ready for full-time duty in the NHL. Though he was sent back down to the AHL upon Pavelec’s return that was only because he did not require waivers, not based on the quality of his play. – Aynsley Scott

April 2015 – Connor Hellebuyck has been called up by the Jets. With the Icecaps on the outside looking in for a playoff spot, Hellebuyck will be the third string goalie to Hutchinson and Pavelec. With the final game against Calgary, perhaps they are looking to give Hellebuyck a taste now that Winnipeg is locked for the playoffs. –Kevin Won

 

January 2015 – Connor Hellebuyck will be the lone representative for the Icecaps at the AHL