|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|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Buffalo Sabres did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|3/09/2014||Missed 2 games (visa issues).|
|3/06/2014||Visa issues, day-to-day.|
|3/05/2014||Claimed off waivers from the Ottawa Senators.|
|3/04/2014||Placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.|
|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.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|3/05/2014||Claimed by the Buffalo Sabres off waivers from the Ottawa Senators.|
|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 signs one-year deal with Sabres | 07/01/2014 6:17 PM
NewsCory Conacher has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the New York Islanders.
Arthur Staple on Twitter
ImpactConacher became an unrestricted free agent after the Buffalo Sabres passed on the opportunity to qualify him. He still might end up establishing himself as a top-six forward, but he's far from a safe bet.
Cory Conacher to be a UFA on Tuesday | 06/30/2014 5:58 PM
NewsCory Conacher will be an unrestricted free agent.
ImpactHe didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Sabres, so he can sign with any team at noon on Tuesday. Conacher had three goals and six points in 19 games with Buffalo after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa.
Cory Conacher hopes he can stay with Buffalo | 04/22/2014 6:01 PM
NewsAt the age of 24, Cory Conacher is already on his third NHL team, but he's hoping that he can stick with Buffalo.
Impact"I want to be with this team longer than I've been with Tampa and Ottawa," Conacher said. "I want to help this team win games. I want to be part of the solution that Tim Murray and Teddy Nolan are planning with this team." That will depend on whether Sabres GM Murray wants to make Conacher a qualifying offer before he becomes a free agent. Conacher had a strong start to his career in Tampa Bay when he was playing alongside Steven Stamkos, but the Lightning traded him and his tenure with Ottawa ended with him being waived. He had just seven goals and 26 points in 79 contests as a sophomore.
Cory Conacher hopes to bounce back next year | 04/22/2014 7:49 AM
NewsCory Conacher notched three goals and three assists in 19 games with the Buffalo Sabres after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on March 5.
ImpactHe didn't have a point in his last eight games and his ice time dropped as a result. Conacher had also been drawing plenty of penalties, but in Buffalo he wasn't as effective. He was assessed eight penalties in Buffalo and drew only nine. Conacher wants to get back on track next season. "Maybe I came in in a tough situation, but it's always exciting to come back to Buffalo," he said. "I played here four years, and it's so close to home. This is a team that's going to be exciting in the near future. Obviously, right now we're rebuilding, but I don't think that rebuilding stage will last very long with this team."
Conacher switches lines and finds success | 03/22/2014 9:03 AM
NewsCory Conacher, who had been playing on the Sabres' top line alongisde Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, was shifted to Buffalo's second unit Thursday.
ImpactHe played with Cody Hodgson and Torrey Mitchell on the team's second unit and promptly scored his first two goals as a Sabre. Look for Buffalo coach Ted Nolan to keep his top two forward lines intact for Sunday's game against the Canucks. Keep an eye on Conacher. Despite his slow start with the Sabres we think he may have some fantasy value going forward.
Conacher's two goals lead Sabres past Oilers | 03/21/2014 3:25 AM
NewsCory Conacher scored two goals and registered an assist to lead the Sabres to a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at Rexall Place.
ImpactConacher, claimed off waivers by Buffalo from the Ottawa Senators on March 5, had four goals all season going into the game. He had not scored since Dec. 28. Drew Stafford also scored for the Sabres.
Cory Conacher earns assist in Sabres debut | 03/10/2014 10:05 AM
NewsCory Conacher earned an assist in his Buffalo debut in Sunday's 2-1 loss against Chicago.
ImpactHe helped set up the Sabres' only goal of the game by Drew Stafford. Linemate Tyler Ennis also picked up an assist on the play. If Conacher can continue to produce then he may be worth taking a flier on down the stretch.
Conacher should be ready to play Sunday | 03/08/2014 7:45 AM
NewsCory Conacher should have his immigration issues sorted out by Saturday and will make his Buffalo debut Sunday against Chicago.
ImpactConacher, who was claimed off waivers from the Senators Wednesday, has some final paperwork to attend to before he is eligible to play in the U.S. He should get some meaningful playing time in Buffalo and we would put him on a watch list.
Cory Conacher dealing with immigration issues | 03/07/2014 6:17 PM
NewsCory Conacher will miss Friday's game due to immigration issues.
Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactThe Buffalo Sabres claimed Conacher off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. After a successful rookie campaign, he has just four goals and 20 points in 60 contests in 2013-14.
Cory Conacher is poised to make Sabres debut | 03/07/2014 8:12 AM
NewsCory Conacher will play in his first game with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
ImpactHe had to settle some immigration issues, but he's slated to join the team at practice in the morning. Conacher was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Wednesday.
Buffalo grabs Cory Conacher off of waivers | 03/05/2014 12:05 PM
NewsCory Conacher has been claimed by the Buffalo Sabres.
Paul Hamilton on Twitter
ImpactConacher had four goals and 20 points in 60 games with the Ottawa Senators this season. That's a significant step back from his impressive rookie campaign, but the 24-year-old certainly has a lot of potential. Getting Conacher on waivers might prove to be a steal for Buffalo.
The Senators' Cory Conacher is on waivers | 03/04/2014 12:28 PM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators have placed Cory Conacher on waivers.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactRoughly 11 months ago, Ottawa acquired Conacher from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Ben Bishop. Although Conacher showed a lot of promise at the time as a rookie, it's fair to say that the Lightning have won the trade as Bishop has been one of the league's top goaltenders this season. All that being said, we expect someone to claim Conacher and perhaps the change of scenery and a fresh opportunity will help him shake off his rough sophomore campaign.
Cory Conacher has 7 points in last 8 games | 01/12/2014 11:25 AM
NewsCory Conacher picked up an assist in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout win over Nashville.
ImpactConacher has two goals and seven points in his last eight games. He's the type of guy that those who like to try and ride hot streaks might pick up, but we wouldn't count on him having too much fantasy value for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Cory Conacher posts two assists vs. Jets | 01/03/2014 8:25 AM
NewsCory Conacher chipped in two assists in Ottawa's 4-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets.
ImpactThe line of Conacher, Milan Michalek and Mika Zibanejad combined for five points in the first period of the match. Conacher assisted on goals from Michalek and Zibanejad to give him six points in his last five games.
Cory Conacher a factor for Senators | 12/28/2013 10:44 PM
NewsCory Conacher scored and assisted for the Senators in their 4-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.
ImpactIt's been a disappointing season for the 24-year-old who had 24 points in 35 games in 2012-13, his rookie season. This year he has just four goals and 11 points, though two of those goals have come in the past three games. Patrick Wiercioch, Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan (game-winner) were the other goal scorers. Cody Ceci picked up two assists.
Cory Conacher scores first goal in 31 games | 12/24/2013 6:45 AM
NewsCory Conacher snapped a 30-game goalless drought when he scored his third goal of the season on Monday night.
ImpactHe recorded the team's fifth goal in a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Conacher was a healthy scratch last Thursday because of his struggles. He has picked up just nine points in 37 games this season.
Cory Conacher is trying to stay upbeat | 12/11/2013 6:49 AM
NewsCory Conacher earned an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Buffalo.
ImpactHe has registered two goals and six points in 31 games this campaign. "It's frustrating but at the same time, you can't be frustrated," Conacher said prior to Tuesday's contest. "I've got to be ... playing good position in the D-zone. Making as much offensive presence as I can and being in front of the net and be a pest in front of the net and continue to draw penalties and help my team out that way. The bounces will come. You've got to patient." He hasn't found the back of the net since Oct. 15.
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.
|12/19/2013||Ott||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/07/2013||Ott||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||2||at Edm||Mar 20||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Wpg||Jan 2||2|
|Points||3||at Edm||Mar 20||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 20||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||5 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 20||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Edm||Mar 20||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Edm||Mar 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||79 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||79 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||5||at Edm||Mar 20||4|
|Penalty Minutes||50||2013-14 (Ott/Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Ott/Buf)|
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