|Assets:||Has tremendous offensive instincts, playmaking acumen and a lot of quickness. He's also deceptive on the ice, and rather elusive. Is also willing to work the corners to make plays and is quite feisty.|
|Flaws:||His general lack of size (5-8, 190 pounds) will always be a factor as long as he's toiling in the highest professional hockey ranks, especially since he doesn't back down from anyone.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive scoring winger with upside.|
|AHL||Les Cunningham Plaque||2011-12|
|AHL||Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Trophy||2011-12|
|AHL||Willie Marshall Award||2011-12|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2011-12 (Left winger)|
|Atlantic Hockey||Player of the Year||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||Regular Season Scoring Trophy||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|Atlantic Hockey||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/01/2012||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year two-way contract.|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/14/2011||Invited to training camp by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|4/03/2013||Ottawa Senators traded Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Cory Conacher and a 4th round selection in 2013.|
|3/01/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
Cory Conacher mired in lengthy droughts | 11/15/2013 7:35 AM
NewsCory Conacher has been ice cold offensively this year.
ImpactHe has generated only two goals and one assist in 18 games. Conacher hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 15 and he hasn't earned a point in his last seven outings. He's slated to start Friday's game on a line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.
Cory Conacher nets GWG in overtime | 10/16/2013 10:19 AM
NewsCory Conacher netted his second goal of the season to give Ottawa a 4-3 overtime win over Phoenix on Tuesday night.
ImpactConacher has primarily played on the Senators' second line at the start of the 2013-14 campaign. He has nine shots and a plus-4 rating this year.
Conacher likley to start on Sens' 2nd line | 09/28/2013 11:04 AM
NewsIt looks as if Cory Conacher has won a job on Ottawa's second line.
ImpactHe should line up alongside Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur and play on the Sens' second power-play unit. RA repeat of his .60 points-per-game output in 2013 is looking more promising if he keeps this gig.
Cory Conacher frontrunner for top 6 role | 09/21/2013 11:10 AM
NewsCory Conacher is the frontrunner to replace Daniel Alfredsson as a top six forward in Ottawa.
ImpactFive of the Sens' top six forward spots are filled by Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris. One remains available and Conacher holds the edge over Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone, Andre Petersson and Shane Prince. If Conacher does grab this gig, he will likely be able to at least duplicate his 29-point performance in 47 games of last season.
Cory Conacher alongside Turris in camp | 09/14/2013 7:36 AM
NewsCory Conacher has started off training camp alongside Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur.
ImpactWhile others will also get a chance to play alongside Turris and MacArthur, it will increase Conacher's fantasy value if he gets the role on the second line. Conacher got off to a hot start with Tampa Bay last season and was mentioned as a candidate for the Calder Trophy early on but was dealt to Ottawa as the Lightning needed a goaltender and Ben Bishop was available. Conacher had nine goals and 24 points for Tampa Bay in 35 games but had only five points in 12 games for Ottawa as he seemed to be the odd-man out at times. He rebounded a bit in the playoffs with three goals in eight games. He should get 40-45 points this season as he will likely bounce around between a top and bottom six forward.
Cory Conacher gets another chance in Gm5 | 05/24/2013 7:41 PM
NewsCory Conacher is playing for the Senators on Friday night.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactWith Mark Stone hurt, Conacher gets another chance in the lineup with Ottawa's season on the line. Conacher didn't play in Game 4, and he has three goals in seven playoff games this season, though he has notched just one shot on goal over his last three contests.
Cory Conacher likely to sit Wednesday | 05/22/2013 1:08 PM
NewsCory Conacher is likely to be scratched by the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night when they host Pittsburgh in Game 4.
ImpactHe posted a minus-1 rating and had no shots in 13:22 of ice time in Sunday's double-overtime victory. It is expected that Mark Stone will take his place in the lineup.
Cory Conacher scores twice for Sens in win | 05/09/2013 10:04 PM
NewsCory Conacher recorded a pair of goals for Ottawa Thursday as they eliminated Montreal from the playoffs with a 6-1 drubbing.
ImpactDespite the fact he was a healthy scratch for Game Two, Conacher still tallied three times in the series. Erik Condra also registered a goal and two assists for the Sens in this game while Daniel Alfredsson, Zack Smith and Kyle Turris all found the back of the net as well.
Conacher picks good time for 1st playoff goal | 05/08/2013 9:20 AM
NewsCory Conacher produced his first NHL postseason marker in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.
ImpactHe picked an excellent time to get his first point of the series. Conacher sent the game into overtime by scoring with just 22.6 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Senators erase a two-goal deficit in the third period. He was a healthy scratch in Game 2, after being used sparingly in Game 1, but in the past two contests his ice time has increased. He was also on during a crucial time in Game 4, so coach Paul MacLean appears to be getting more comfortable with the diminutive rookie.
Cory Conacher uncertain for Game 3 | 05/05/2013 8:43 AM
NewsCory Conacher's status for Sunday's game against the Montreal Canadiens is uncertain after the winger was a healthy scratch in Friday's contest.
ImpactConacher watched Game Two of the series from the press box as the coaching staff chose to insert the rugged Matt Kassian in his place, perhaps anticipating rough play after the injury suffered by Lars Eller in Game One. If the team is intent on generating more offense than they did in Friday's defeat Conacher will be on the ice.
Cory Conacher scores 10th goal of 2013 | 04/07/2013 9:02 PM
NewsCory Conacher netted his 10th goal of the season in a 2-1 loss Sunday.
ImpactIt was Conacher's first goal since he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad assisted on the goal.
Conacher should add offensive kick to Sens | 04/04/2013 11:04 AM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators feel they filled a need at the NHL trade deadline when they acquired rookie forward Cory Conacher from Tampa Bay.
Impact"His skill set is real high," said GM Bryan Murray. "He's not a big player, but he's quick, courageous, he handles the puck, he makes plays and gets points and if we need anything, we need a point-getter." Oddly enough, the first-year player will join the Senators as their leading scorer with 24 points in 35 games. Injuries to Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson have sidetracked the team offensively, but they continue to win and currently sit sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Senators get Cory Conacher for Bishop | 04/03/2013 2:22 PM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators have acquired Cory Conacher and a fourth round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Ben Bishop.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactConacher has nine goals and 24 points in 35 games this season. Getting a solid, young, top-six forward like Conacher is a big win for Ottawa in this situation. Bishop has been great, but with Craig Anderson close to returning from an ankle injury and Robin Lehner excelling this season, Bishop was expendable.
Cory Conacher snaps goal skid in loss | 03/20/2013 9:54 PM
NewsCory Conacher netted his first goal in 13 games but Tampa Bay fell Wednesday night 4-2 to the Leafs.
ImpactThe winger also had two penalty minutes in the game. Conacher's production has certainly slowed since his early-season tear, with only four points in March. Still, though, the rookie has greatly exceeded expectations with eight goals and 22 points on the year. Radko Gudas notched the other goal.
Conacher still tops rookie scoring leaders | 03/07/2013 8:26 AM
NewsCory Conacher leads all NHL rookies with 20 points and 13 assists after his first 23 games.
ImpactHis play should place him in the mix for the Calder Trophy at the end of the year. Conacher has gone through a couple of rough patches, but he's managed to stay relatively consistent for the first half of the season.
Cory Conacher rides a five-game point streak | 02/25/2013 12:23 PM
NewsCory Conacher is on a five-game point streak.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactConacher now leads all rookies with 17 points in 18 games. Conacher was never drafted, but the Lightning gave him a chance in the AHL last season and he posted an incredible 80 points and 114 penalty minutes in 75 contests with the Norfolk Admirals. He also stayed strong in the minors during the lockout and it's looking like the Lightning found an ideal diamond in the rough.
Cory Conacher snaps pointless streak Saturday | 02/17/2013 12:10 PM
NewsCory Conacher registered an assist in the Lightning's 6-5 overtime win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night.
ImpactThe diminutive forward picked up an assist on Stamkos' goal, ending a six-game stretch without a point. The rookie started the season strong before cooling down but should still be owned in 14-team leagues.
Cory Conacher off to scorching NHL start | 02/02/2013 1:26 PM
NewsIn addition to leading all rookies in scoring with 12 points in eight games, Cory Conacher has some other impressive statistics.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe is also a plus eight and leads the NHL in shooting percentage scoring on 41.7% of his shots. Conacher is also tied for the league lead in goals scored with five. It may be a little soon, but many are calling Conacher "Martin St. Louis Jr.". That's pretty high praise.
Conacher leads ferocious 'Bolts attack in win | 02/01/2013 11:53 PM
NewsCory Conacher was one of three Lighting players to enjoy three-point nights in the team's 8-3 demolition of the Jets on Friday.
ImpactConacher has had quite the start to his rookie season. He's played eight games, and he's had multi-point efforts in five of them. Friday, he had two goals and an assist to push his season totals to five goals and 12 points. Vincent Lecaviler and Steven Stamkos each finished with a goal and two helpers. Tampa Bay has 37 goals in seven games, easily the most in the NHL.
Cory Conacher picks up 2 points in win | 01/29/2013 11:43 PM
NewsLightning rookie Cory Conacher registered a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Florida Tuesday night.
ImpactPerhaps the early favorite for the Calder Trophy, Conacher has amassed a whopping nine points in six contests so far, though lining up alongside Martin St. Louis and Steve Stamkos doesn't hurt. Stamkos also found the back of the net in the victory, as did Vincent Lecavalier, Tom Pyatt and Dana Tyrell.
Cory Conacher red hot to start NHL career | 01/23/2013 12:26 PM
NewsCory Conacher has picked up at least one point in all three games to start his NHL career.
ImpactHe opened the season with a pair of multi-point efforts and produced his second goal of the year and first game winner in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Carolina. Conacher has five points in his first three games with the Lightning. Given his size and ability, he is already drawing comparisons to teammate Martin St. Louis. Ride him while he's hot, but don't expect him to maintain this kind of pace.
Cory Conacher has a memorable NHL debut | 01/20/2013 1:02 PM
NewsCory Conacher potted a goal and also registered an assist in his NHL debut Saturday night.
ImpactConacher was the AHL's MVP and Rookie of the Year after recording 39 goals, 80 points and 114 penalty minutes in 75 games last season. He's definitely worth a look in 14-team leagues if he keeps a gig in the show as a top-six forward.
Lightning give Cory Conacher on roster spot | 01/17/2013 8:42 PM
NewsCory Conacher has cracked Tampa Bay's opening nigh roster.
Impact"We feel he has done a lot in the American League already .and if you look at his year and half, he has continued to improve," coach Guy Boucher said. "I like his grit, I like his relentlessness and I always have, so he deserves it." During training camp, he has been skating with Vincent Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell, while also working on the second power-play unit. The reigning AHL MVP may be worth picking up late in your drafts.
Cory Conacher might stick with Lightning | 01/16/2013 3:05 PM
NewsCory Conacher has been skating alongside Vincent Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell at training camp.
Impact"They are really giving me a good opportunity," Conacher said. "It's really been a dream to play in the NHL so it's important for me to take advantage of this and hopefully show the coaching staff that they haven't made a mistake by putting me there and I have to do the things that make me belong on that line." Coach Guy Boucher likes Conacher's speed and his willingness to push the pace. Conacher was outstanding in the AHL last year and he was playing great in the minors during the lockout as well, so the Lightning appear to be willing to give him a shot in the NHL.
Cory Conacher will head to Tampa Bay for camp | 01/12/2013 8:19 PM
NewsCory Conacher is heading to Tampa Bay for training camp.
Cory Conacher on Twitter
ImpactThe 23-year-old forward recorded 28 points in the minors during the lockout, and he is coming off an 80-point campaign last year. If Conacher makes the club, he could garner some value in deeper leagues because of the points-penalty minutes upside. He had 114 penalty minutes last year and already had 56 this season.
|12/07/2013||Ott||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Phx||last:Oct 15||2|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:at Det||last:Nov 23||2|
|Points||1||5 times-last:at Det||last:Nov 23||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Wsh||Nov 27||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Nov 15||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||29 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 5||1|
|Power Play Points||0||29 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 5||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 5||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||29 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 5||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Min||Nov 20||4|
|Penalty Minutes||20||2012-13 (TB/Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2012-13 (TB/Ott)|
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