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Fantasy Summary

Dynamic, skillful winger with great playmaking and puck-carrying abilities. Plays a very unrefined game, but has sky-high upside.


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November 2023: Connelly plays with unmatched confidence. He constantly tries to take on opponents one-on-one, pushes through checks with shoulder drops and great puck placement, and always goes for the throat with his offensive zone incursions. A major difference between Connelly last year versus this year, is that he is trusting his teammates a lot more to complete his plays. As a result, his playmaking game has grown and he has adopted a distributor role that fits his skillset better than the finisher role he was trying to force last year.

Despite the absurd skill level, there are some worrying setbacks in Connelly’s game. His defensive game is lackluster, the motor is very inconsistent, and there have been major questions with character that will likely have some teams very hesitant to bet on his upside, no matter how high it is. Developing a more mature game and showing whoever picks him that he can improve will be essential if he is going to reach his top-line ceiling. Hadi Kalakeche (November rankings: 19th overall)

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 28, 2006
Height 6‘1”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Western Selects Brick Invitational6 4 37 6|        
 2017-2018 Pro Hockey Selects U12WSI U128 6 713 -|        
 2018-2019 Anaheim Jr. Ducks QC Int PW2 3 03 0|        
 2019-2020 San Diego Saints 14U AA 114U AA67 87 50137 100|        
 2020-2021 North Jersey Avalanche 14U AAAAYHL 14U1 1 12 2|        
  Anaheim Jr. Ice Dogs 14U AAA14U AAA20 20 2444 55|        
 2021-2022 Long Island Gulls 16U AAANEPACK 16U9 5 510 6|        
 2022-2023 Tri-City StormUSHL57 24 2347 54|Playoffs3 2 24
 2023-2024 Pacific District USA-S176 5 49 3|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 5 510 4|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL20 8 1826 14|        
  USA U19WJAC-19- - -- -|        
 2025-2026 Providence CollegeNCAA- - -- -|