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 go