Conacher, Cory

AHL Game Night: 3-3-12 Falcons at Admirals

It's a dozen, now.

SPR-1
NOR-5

Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 18 shots for his 27th win of the season. That ties his career high for wins set in his rookie season 2 years ago. He is also up to 8 victories in his last 8 starts.

First Period
NOR Conacher, (31) (Gudas, Devos), 7:04
NOR Ouellet, (14) (Angelidis, Picard), 8:28
NOR Johnson, (19) (Jackson, Angelidis), 14:32 (SH)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
SPR Regner, (2) (Savard, MacLeod), 8:15
NOR Panik, (13) (Conacher, Barberio), 10:19 (PP)
NOR Johnson, (20) (Palat, Panik), 11:00

Tyler Johnson (pictured), Mike Angelidis, and Cory Conacher were the game's three stars. Johnson's now tied for 4th in the league in rookie scoring. He's got no shot of catching Conacher, but there's no denying how impressive of a debut campaign he's had. With 20 goals now, he's threatening to break into the top-20 in the AHL in that category, as well.

Just to reiterate my previous point about Jon Cooper deserving coach of the year, the Admirals rookies tonight had 4 goals and 8 points tonight, combined, between Conacher, Devos, Johnson, Panik, and Palat. That's a 12 game winning streak where your sled dogs are just puppies, which in my mind is indicative of excellent coaching.

Fortunately for the Admirals, there was no let down thanks to a little pre-game altercation that got their juices going and probably helped propel them out to the 3-0 first period lead. Springfield's got muscle in the physical department, but they probably are regretting getting the Admirals, who have much more muscle in the offensive department, ready to go right out of the gate tonight.

Panik attack, y'all!

The Admirals expanded their division lead to 10 points over the idle Pens and they maintained a 12 point buffer on Hershey, with the Bears winning tonight. Hershey has 2 games in hand on the Admirals and the Pens have 3, but things look very good right now in the division.

In the conference, Syracuse screamed past St. John's with 4 goals in the final frame to steal a 6-4 win. So, the Admirals now hold an 8 point lead in the conference with St. John's still holding 5 games in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Cory Conacher

Basics

Type: 
Non-Prospect
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
5.08
Weight: 
183
Born: 
12/14/1989
Age: 
26
Hometown: 
Burlington, ONT
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 13, 2016
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Depth energy liner with upside

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Undrafted

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/13/2016
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$575 000
Contract Start Year: 
2016
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$575 000

Bio

Awards: 

2015-2016

  • NLA Champion (Bern)
  • Spengler Cup All-Star Team
  • Spengler Cup Winner (Team Canada)


2012-2013

  • AHL Player of the Week (Oct 14)
  • ECHL Alumnus of the Month (January)


2011-2012

  • AHL All Rookie Team
  • AHL All-Star Game
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion
  • AHL Most Assists by Rookie (41)
  • AHL Most Goals (Willie Marshall Award) (39)
  • AHL Most Points by Rookie (80)
  • AHL Most Valuable Player (Les Cunningham Award)
  • AHL Playoffs Most Assists (13)
  • AHL Playoffs Most Assists by Rookie (13)
  • AHL Playoffs Most Points by Rookie (15)
  • AHL Rookie-of-the-Year (Red Garrett Memorial Award)
  • AHL Second All-Star Team


2010-2011

  • NCAA (AHA) Second All-Conference Team
  • NCAA Lowes Senior Class All-Americans 1st Team


2009-2010

  • NCAA (AHA) First All-Star Team
  • NCAA (AHA) Player of the Year

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Conacher's speed and willingness to go to the high traffic areas will earn him spot duty on a team's scoring lines, along with offensive skill set.

Weaknesses: 

His lack of size and effectiveness on the boards may limit long-term NHL success as he's had trouble translating a stellar minor league and European league career to consistent NHL production.

Projection: 

Fast and hard-working energy liner with scoring line upside

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Burlington Eagles Midget AAASCTA48 30 3363 30|        
 2006-2007 Burlington CougarsOPJHL48 22 4062 62|        
 2007-2008 Canisius CollegeNCAA20 7 1017 24|        
 2008-2009 Canisius CollegeNCAA37 12 2335 42|        
 2009-2010 Canisius CollegeNCAA35 20 3353 36|        
 2010-2011 Canisius CollegeNCAA37 23 1942 54|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL2 1 01 2|        
  Cincinnati CyclonesECHL3 5 27 0|        
  Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL5 3 25 2|Playoffs7 0 11
 2011-2012 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL75 39 4180 114|Playoffs18 2 1315 28 
 2012-2013 Tampa Bay LightningNHL35 9 1524 16|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL36 12 1628 56|        
  Ottawa SenatorsNHL12 2 35 4|Playoffs8 3 03 31 
 2013-2014 Ottawa SenatorsNHL60 4 1620 34|        
  Buffalo SabresNHL19 3 36 16|        
 2014-2015 New York IslandersNHL15 1 23 14|        
  Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL28 5 1823 30|        
  Utica CometsAHL20 7 916 22|Playoffs23 5 38 28 
 2015-2016 BernNLA48 22 3052 68|Playoffs14 5 49 20 
  BernChampions HL4 2 13 6|        
  BernSwiss Cup3 1 12 2|        
  Team CanadaSpengler Cup4 2 35 4|        
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -- -|        

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