Connor Hobbs

by Pat Quinn on January 20, 2018

Connor Hobbs, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 187

Born: 1997-01-04

Hometown: Regina, SK, CAN

Drafted: 2015 Round 5 - #143 overall by the Washington Capitals








January 2018 - Hobbs has been alright for the Hershey Bears this season. To start the AHL season, and during training camp, he really struggled to adapt to the play and looked poor on many occasions. Hobbs was also the annual winner of the "Which Bear will get a fractured wrist this season" award as for the past five seasons at least one player has gotten the injury. Since getting back into the line up in late December he appears more confident, the problem is with the Hershey team as it is not very good, so all point totals do not look great. Hobbs will still see some seasons in the AHL to develop his game as he really needs to assert himself (and his shot) more. Pat Quinn


June 2017 - Hobbs took an even bigger leap this year creating a very strong three year points progression in the WHL for the Regina Pats. He finished the year registering 85 points in 67 games, far more impressive than the breakout previous season of 41 points in 58 games. Hobbs also posted 24 points in 23 games in the playoffs finishing second in points for defensemen playoff scoring. He has become quite a steal for a fifth round pick but still needs seasoning in his overall game. It is likely he will be in the AHL this coming season as there are at least three other prospect defensemen ahead of him, unless he has a great training camp and can steal a roster spot as there is one open. Pat Quinn


December 2016 - Hobbs has exploded this year offensively for the Regina Pats scoring 36 points in 27 games, a 1.33 point per game rate, opposed to the 0.71 ppg he posted last year. He is currently fourth in team scoring and has the most powerplay assists on the team. He also currently has 38 penalty minutes in those games, a little ways off of the 106 last season. Hobbs is one to watch in deeper leagues, and may become one of the better prospect blue liners in a season or two. Pat Quinn


September 2016 – Hobbs shot himself up the Capitals prospect rank in the 2015-2016 WHL season tallying 41 points, 19 of those goals, in 58 games for the Regina Pats. Hobbs brought his mean side with him from his Saskatchewan Midget career, as he registered 106 penalty minutes for the season. He kept the scoring going posting 10 points in 12 playoffs games as a noted “force” on the back end. Hobbs’ play stood out last season so much that he was invited to the Canadian World Junior camp as well, an may be a fixture come December. The Capitals may have lucked into a late round gem, but another season of strong play would be require to make sure the prior season was no fluke. Pat Quinn


Fantasy Outlook: C-

Hobbs could be an all-around multi category stud, or could fizzle out as his pro career progresses. At this time his outlook is low but it could improve in a hurry.



Hobbs scoring the overtime winner (3:50 mark):


One-on-one interview, first development camp (2015):


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