Golden Gophers Hockey

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He has second line centre potential he will just need the appopriate time to develop.


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August 2018 – After sitting out the NCAA season due to transfer rules, Hurley will look to return to NCAA hockey with Minnesota and show some big progression. This year will essentially be his last year to show that he deserves to be brought over to Buffalo and has the skills to succeed in the NHL. Primarily a play-maker, Hurley needs to use his length and skill to dominate the season and prove that his past injuries won’t affect his playing career. His current playing level is completely unknown, but hopefully he can continue off of his near point per game season in 2016-2017. Marcus Griep


December 2017 – After three years with the Irish, Hurley has transferred to the University of Minnesota. He will sit out the 2017-18 campaign per NCAA transfer rules. Prior to leaving the squad in January with an “undisclosed personal issue” Hurley scored 14 goals and 48 points in 98 Notre Dame contests. Kevin Wickersham


May 2016 – Hurley continues to grow into a great shutdown pivot down the middle. Head Coach Jeff Jackson leaned on Hurley to play against opponents top line every single game and should continue to do so next season. Hurley will be begin his junior year next season and will be relied on to bring more leadership to Notre Dame. Paul Zwambag


November 2015 – Connor Hurley scored his first goal of his sophomore season against the Northeastern Huskies. He now has one goal, four assists in nine games played. Hurley will look to improve his offensive game in his second full season with Notre Dame. He is still three to four years away from even competing for a roster spot with the Sabres, he is a long term investment that likely is only on fantasy teams with deep prospect rosters. Paul Zwambag


March 2015 – Connor Hurley’s statistics are about the same as Notre Dame’s season to date, disappointing. It’s been a rocky start to the young Sabres prospect with an underwhelming 13 points through 38 games to date. Not exactly the prodcution you would hope to see from an NHL second round pick, but also part of the ebbs and flows in hockey. Hurley has immense skill and potential and will be a strong candidate to double his totals next season, but first will be looking to help the fighting Irish fight to the finish. Travis Watson


July 2014 – Hurley got off to a slow start in Muskegon to begin the 2014 season and with his value still high and looking towards the future the Lumberjacks moved their prized asset to the Gamblers in Green Bay. Knowing Hurley was off to College they capitalized on the opportunity acquiring two defensemen, a phase two first round pick and a phase one third rounder for the 2013 Buffalo Sabres draft pick and a phase one fourth round pick.  The change of scenery did wonders for Hurley who went from 0.67 point-per-game player as a Lumberjack to a 1.03 scorer as a Gambler, just a nick over a point a game. Hurley ended his USHL season with 13G-37A-50PTS along with 32PIMS in 56 games played combined between the two rivals. He will take his talents to Notre Dame for the 2015 season. Travis Watson


July 2013 – Connor Hurley entered the 2013 draft as one of the youngest players and Buffalo chose to draft him with their 38th overall selection. Hurley played high school hockey last season for Edina and helped lead his team to the Minnesota AA State Championship compiling 20 Goals and 32 assists in 31 games played. Hurley is a Notre Dame commit and will be lacing it up for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, where he auditioned with last season for 14 games scoring one goal and eight assists.


Hurley is an alumni from the highly acclaimed Shattuck-St. Marys Prep school where he was part of a star studded roster including 2013 1st overall pick Nathan MacKinnon, 2nd rounder Ian Mccoshen and 3rd rounder Taylor Cammarata. Travis Watson


April 2013 – Connor Hurley is a two-way forward with some great awareness and a nose for shots that get assists rather than goals. Hurley is a physical forward that always finishes checks and rarely loses a battle along the boards. Hurley has an aptitude for defense and is great in his own zone especially on the back check. Although his numbers offensively haven’t set any fires, Hurley’s high school numbers are extremely impressive and the upside he has is enticing. Andrew Ward

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 15, 1995
Height 6‘2”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 38


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA58 20 3959 14|        
 2010-2011 Academy of Holy AngelsUSHS-MN26 10 2636 24|Playoffs1 0 11
 2011-2012 Edina HighMN State2 2 13 0|        
  Edina HighUSHS-MN25 22 2648 10|Playoffs4 3 69
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL10 1 78 2|Playoffs2 0 44
 2012-2013 Edina HighMN State3 3 25 2|        
  B17 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-173 2 35 -|        
  Edina HighUSHS-MN25 15 2843 8|Playoffs6 5 49
  Team TDS TransportationUMHSEHL11 3 1316 12|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP10 1 12 4|        
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL11 1 78 4|Playoffs3 0 11
 2013-2014 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL21 3 1114 14|        
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL35 10 2636 18|Playoffs4 2 24
  USA U19WJAC-194 3 710 0|        
 2014-2015 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA41 4 1014 6|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA36 6 1218 10|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA21 4 1216 22|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA0 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Norfolk AdmiralsECHL69 9 2635 18|        
 2019-2020 Narvik HockeyNorway43 12 2537 67|