Connor Hobbs

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Summary

Hobbs has an NHL shot from the point, and can make plays, he just needs to improve his play in his own end to progress


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 4, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 5; Overall: 143

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Saskatoon Bandits Bantam AA GSHL - - - - - |          
 2012-2013 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 38 6 10 16 68 | Playoffs 7 1 3 4 14 
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
 2013-2014 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 33 11 12 23 84 |          
  Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 10 1 2 3 4 |          
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 2 2 4 6 |          
 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Nipawin Hawks SJHL 4 0 0 0 4 |          
  Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 12 1 1 2 15 |          
  Regina Pats WHL 33 1 15 16 21 | Playoffs 8 2 0 2
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 2 2 2 |          
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 Regina Pats WHL 58 19 22 41 106 | Playoffs 12 4 6 10
 2016-2017 Regina Pats WHL 67 31 54 85 92 | Playoffs 23 6 18 24 22 
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Hershey Bears AHL 44 3 13 16 61 |          
 2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 42 3 15 18 53 |          

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