|Assets:||Has a very hard shot from the point, which leads to solid point totals at lower levels. Also owns projectable NHL size and a bit of physicality in his game.|
|Flaws:||Still needs more work in defensive-zone coverage in order to maximize his NHL potential, as he is a bit too mistake-prone with and without the puck.|
|Career Potential:||Offensive depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|WHL||West First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|11/08/2013||Loaned to Texas (AHL) for conditioning.|
|6/13/2013||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year contract.|
|4/03/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|4/28/2010||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Vancouver-WHL).|
|4/02/2013||Dallas Stars traded Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks for Kevin Connauton and a second-round draft pick in 2013.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 3rd round (83rd overall) in 2009.|
Kevin Connauton will be in the lineup Tuesday | 12/03/2013 5:37 PM
NewsKevin Connauton is expected to play on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactConnauton has spent most of the first two months of the season serving as a healthy scratch. In fact, he's played in just one NHL contest this season, although he also completed an AHL conditioning assignment that led to him playing in six contests with the Texas Stars. He's projected to play on the third defensive pairing with Jordie Benn.
Connauton likely to get playing time now | 11/30/2013 12:30 PM
NewsLook for Kevin Connauton to get the first chance at additional playing time as a result of the injury to Stephane Robidas.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe will likely be in the lineup against the Oilers Sunday. If Connauton fails to impress, the Stars can turn to Aaron Rome. Neither has any fantasy value.
Kevin Connauton finishes conditioning stint | 11/20/2013 12:25 PM
NewsKevin Connauton has completed his AHL conditioning assignment.
ImpactConnauton has an assist and 23 penalty minutes in six AHL contests this season. He isn't expected to get enough playing time with Dallas to make him worth owning in standard leagues.
Kevin Connauton heads to AHL Texas | 11/08/2013 3:44 PM
NewsKevin Connauton will report to AHL Texas on a conditioning assignment.
ImpactConnauton has only participated in one games with Dallas this season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in 2013-14.
Kevin Connauton to make NHL debut | 10/24/2013 2:57 PM
NewsKevin Connauton is expected to make his NHL debut Thursday when Calgary visits.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe skated with Sergei Gonchar during the Stars' morning session. His presence in the lineup looks like it will send Alex Goligoski to the press box. "I'm extremely excited, a little bit nervous," said Connauton, who has been a healthy scratch for the team's previous eight games. "I never thought this moment was going to come the last couple years, so it's pretty surreal that it's happening right now. I am going to try to make it through the day, get a good nap in and get after it tonight."
Kevin Connauton may make debut Thursday | 09/30/2013 12:12 PM
NewsKevin Connauton skated with Dallas' top-six defense group on Sunday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe was paired with Jordie Benn on the team's third pairing. If Trevor Daley (upper body injury) is unable to play Thursday then Connauton could make his NHL debut. He could also end up back in the minors should Daley be healthy by then.
Dallas signs D Kevin Connauton | 06/13/2013 1:36 PM
NewsKevin Connauton has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThe first year of his new deal is two-way, which will see him earn $600,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 in the AHL. The next two years are one-way and he'll make $650,000 in 2014-15 and $800,000 in 2015-16. Connauton was acquired by Dallas from Vancouver as part of the trade for Derek Roy. In 69 AHL games for the Chicago Wolves and the Texas Stars, he posted 31 points and 73 penalty minutes. He added a team-leading five points in nine postseason contests.
Ex-Canuck Connauton enjoying Texas | 05/18/2013 8:27 AM
NewsOne time Vancouver Canuck Kevin Connauton is enjoying his time with the Texas Stars.
ImpactThe defenseman was dealt along with a second round pick to Dallas for Derek Roy and while he was shocked at the time of the deal, Connauton now realizes the deal could have been the best thing that happened to him. "Coming here was really a positive thing, it was a fresh start," Connauton said. "I was able to hit the reset button and it's been nothing but positives since I got here." Connauton had two goals and six points in nine regular season games after the trade and has two goals and five points in nine playoff games. The third round pick in the 2009 Draft has a good shot to crack the Dallas lineup next season.
Kevin Connauton heads to AHL Texas | 04/03/2013 9:56 AM
NewsThe Dallas Stars have assigned Kevin Connauton to AHL Texas.
ImpactConnauton was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks as part of the Derek Roy trade. Connauton, 23, had 25 points and 67 penalty minutes in 60 games with the AHL Chicago Wolves this season.
Kevin Connauton traded to Stars in Roy deal | 04/02/2013 2:12 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks traded Kevin Connauton and a second-round pick to the Dallas Stars for Derek Roy.
Canucks on Twitter
ImpactConnauton, whose entry-level contract is set to expire this summer, has seven goals and 25 points in 60 AHL games this season. He's never played in an NHL game after being selected with the 83rd overall pick in the 2009 draft.
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|Goals||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Assists||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Points||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Cgy||Oct 24|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Cgy||Oct 24|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Shorthanded Points||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
|Shots||0||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Dec 3|
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