Connor Brickley

by Paul Zwambag on July 3, 2017

Connor Brickley

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 195

Born: 1992-02-25

Hometown: Everett, MA, USA

Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, #50 overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 – Brickley has signed a one-year contract as an UFA for $750,000 with the Florida Panthers.

 

June 2017 The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Connor Brickley in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag

 

June 2017 – Prior to the 2016-17 season, Brickley was moved to the Carolina Hurricanes with Brody Sutter going the other way to the Panthers. The 25-year-old winger finished up his third full season in the AHL with 26 points in 69 games. Unfortunately for Brickley, this was the third straight season with a recession in his points-per-game total. With Carolina's prospect depth increasing each season and plenty of reinforcements on the way from junior, Brickley may not get a new contract with the team this summer. He is currently a UFA.  Kevin LeBlanc

 

April 2016 – Connor Brickley was sent down to the Portland Pirates (AHL) after playing 23 games with the Florida Panthers. He registered five points (one goal, four assists) in his time in the NHL, mainly playing on the fourth line. Since returning to the Pirates, he has registered 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists), putting him in the top 10 in points on the team. The Pirates have yet to clinch a playoff spot in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, but Brickley is riding a four game point streak with six points in that stretch. The Pirates will need him to continue generating offense to help clinch a playoff spot. Chris Crawford

 

Oct 2015After surprising many by making the NHL club out of training camp, Brickley has continued to impress through his first five games with the Panthers. The feisty winger has produced one goal, two assists, and 10 penalty minutes in those first five games. For leagues that count hits, he has also averaged just under three hits per game thus far. He will need to continue his strong work ethic to ensure he maintains a regular spot in the Panther bottom six. Lee Rayson

 

March 2015 – Brickley enjoyed his most productive month of the season in February, tallying six goals and eight points in 11 games.  After 54 games with the AHL Rampage, Brickley has posted 19 goals and 15 assists during his first full season with the team, good for the fourth in team scoring. Lee Rayson

 

December 2014 – Brickley has transitioned successfully into professional hockey with 2014-15 being his first full pro season.  Through 25 games Brickley has amassed eight goals and eight assists which sits him in fourth on team scoring.  Despite being a rookie he is proving to play a responsible game as he sits second on the team with a plus-10.  It will be interesting to watch how he holds up to the demands of his first full pro season, as collegiate hockey does not play near as many games per season.  Lee Rayson

 

May 2014 – Brickley had an injury-ridden 2013 season, missing two months. Still, he continued to impress playing with the University of Vermont, leading his team as the assistant captain in his senior year. He ended up with 15 points in 35 games, along with 49 penalty minutes. The second round pick earned an entry level deal with the Florida Panthers, where he was sent to San Antonio to finish off their season. Brickley managed two points in eight games with the Rampage. He will spend the foreseeable future down in San Antonio. Jake Patterson

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Brickley is a strong two-way forward who could play in a bottom six role if he continues to develop.

 

 

Footage:

Four point game for Brickley playing in Vermont