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   # 9 - Brendan Connolly
Brendan Connolly
Ferris State
Position:
Center

Height:
5-8

Weight:
168

Year:
Senior

Hometown:
Canmore, Alberta

Junior Team:
Brooks (AJHL)


Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

Senior (2008-09 Season):
Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A fierce competitor . . . Fiesty skater . . . A quick, skilled player who plays on the edge . . . Could find his niche on specialty teams, particularly during power-play chances . . . Possesses the versatility to play wing and at center . . . Needs to cut down on penalties to be fully effective.

Junior (2007-08 Season):
Totaled a career-best 24 points which tied for team third-best honors . . . His 13 lamplighters were the second most on the squad and 11 assists tied for the fifth most . . . Turned in a squad second-best six multi-point game efforts . . . Tied for top team honors in multi-goal outings (two) and short-handed points (2-0=2) . . . Scored two goals apiece at Ohio State (11/4) and vs. Western Michigan (3/8) in CCHA Tourney First-Round contest . . . Recorded a squad fifth-highest eight (5-3=8) power-play points . . . Profiled in Inside Hockey College.comís 2007-08 Player Preview . . . Netted a season-high eight points (4-4=8) in seven November games and posted six points (5-1=6) in six January contests . . . Notched at least a point in 18 outings . . . Chalked up nine points (5-4=9) in an eight-game span (11/2-12/1) . . . Netted a three-game (1/11-18) goal-scoring streak with four (3-1=4) total points . . . Amassed 10 points (5-5=10) in the gameís second period and had nine first-period points (5-4=9) for the season.

 

Sophomore (2006-07 Season):
Posted career single-season in virtually every statistical category . . . Was a strong candidate for teamís Most Improved Player accolades . . . Finished fourth in team top points producers while his goals output tied for squad-best honors . . . Accumulated five multiple-point game performances to tie for second place, which included a three-point (1-2=3) night in upset win at top- ranked Notre Dame (2/23) . . . Earned a season-best +3 rating at Notre Dame (2/23) . . . Registered a point in three consecutive contests three times (10/21-28, 12/1-8, and 1/20-26) . . . Scored a lamplighter in both games of a home series vs. Mercyhurst (10/13-14) and again vs. Ohio State (2/2-3) . . . Tallied two markers in win at Northern Michigan (1/6) . . . Contributed pair of assists in CCHA Tourney First-Round opening triumph at Lake Superior State (3/2) . . . Produced eight (4-4=8) power-play points to rank fifth among Ferrisí specialty team leaders . . . Racked up six points (2-4=6) in seven October contests and duplicated the feat (3-3=6) in eight February appearances.

Freshman (2005-06 Season):
Totaled seven points in 36 outings . . . Placed fourth in points among Ferrisí freshmen class . . . Lone multiple-point performance came against Army (10/15) at the Mutual of Omaha Maverick Stampede Tourney with two assists . . . First career goal was at Lake Superior State (10/21), which was the equalizer in a 4-4 overtime tie . . . Picked up an assist in his back-to-back games at Western Michigan (11/12) and vs. Bemidji State (11/18) . . . Posted three points (1-2=3) in five October outings . . . Wore jersey No. 28.

High School/Juniors:
Finished career as the Brooks (Alberta) Banditsí career scoring leader with 138 points . . . Played 2003-05 with Brooks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) under coach Kevin Higo . . . Had a team-high 84 points (31-53=84) in 58 2004-05 outings as the Bandits posted a team-record and second-place AJHL 36-26-2 overall mark . . . His 84 points in 2004-05 ranked fourth highest among the AJHLís top scorers . . . Competed in the 2004-05 AJHL All-Star Game . . . Recieved Banditsí Top Scorer Award and was one of six recipients for the teamís Source For Sports Winners Award . . . Produced 45 points (19-26=45) in 50 games during his inaugural season (2003-04) with Brooks while playing exclusively as a defenseman . . . The Banditsí Fan Favorite in 2003-04 campaign . . . Member of a Canadian Bantam Team which were AAA provincial championships and silver medalists at the Canadian Bantam AAA Tournament.

Personal:
Born 9/15/85 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia . . . Son of P.J. and Gayleen Connolly . . . Father is an electrician and mother a bank manager . . . Has an older brother . . . Enjoys playing poker and golf . . . Shoots: Left . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Business administration major.

 

Career Statistics

Year GP G A Pts Shots Shot% Pen Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2005-06 36 1 6 7 45 .022 21 50 -5 0 0 0
2006-07 38 11 11 22 76 .145 21 53 -4 4 0 0
2007-08 38 13 11 24 100 .130 28 72 +7 5 2 1
Totals 112 25 28 53 221 .113 70 175 -2 9 2 1

 

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