Kyle Connor

daviddickenson

2018-04-02

 

Kyle Connor, LC

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 183

Born: 1996-12-09

Hometown: Shelby Township, MI, USA

Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 17th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2018 – Connor is proving to be no fluke in his sophomore season with the Jets. The 21-year-old has set career highs in goals (29), assists (22) and points (51) through 72 games. With the Jets firmly in a playoff spot, Connor has played a significant role in getting them there, primarily when Mark Scheifele went down for an extended period of time this season. The young forward might be a hot commodity in fantasy hockey playoff pools this year as he continues to play on the top line with Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Jamie Zadow

 

February 2018 – This season has been a bit of a coming out party for Connor, thanks in large part to an injury to Jets star forward, Mark Scheifele. Connor has helped head coach Paul Maurice fill a void on that top line and he’s rewarded his bench boss to the tune of 18 goals and 35 points in 50 games. The 21-year-old has often been thought of as a great two-way prospect because of his tremendous speed, but he’s been thrust into a scoring role this season and answered the call nicely. Jamie Zadow

September 2017 – Connor has bounced around throughout the preseason between the third line and even got a taste of some first line action beside Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. It would appear that