Connor James (born August 25, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey centre currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played with the Straubing Tigers of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
August 25, 1982|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
DEG Metro Stars
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
279th overall, 2002|
Los Angeles Kings
James was drafted in the ninth round, 279th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. James played for 4 years for the University of Denver and won one NCAA National Championship with the Pioneers. He appeared in two National Hockey League games with the Kings in the 2005–06 season.
James then signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization prior to the 2006–07 season. The following season while called up to the Penguins on February 16, 2008, Conner scored his first NHL goal against Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders. In September 2008, the Penguins cut James from the active roster for the 2008–09 season, returning to affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. On March 25, 2009, James was named the 14th captain in team history.
On July 31, 2009, James signed for Augsburger Panther of the DEL. After a season with the Panthers and two following seasons with the DEG Metro Stars, James signed for his third DEL team, with a one-year contract with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers on May 7, 2012. He spent three seasons with the Ice Tigers, before moving to fellow DEL side Straubing Tigers for the 2015–16 campaign.
|2000–01||University of Denver||WCHA||38||8||19||27||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||University of Denver||WCHA||41||16||26||42||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||University of Denver||WCHA||41||20||23||43||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||University of Denver||WCHA||40||13||25||38||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||52||10||32||42||20||9||2||1||3||2|
|2011–12||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||52||15||30||45||20||7||0||7||7||4|
|2012–13||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||52||17||23||40||24||3||1||1||2||0|
|2013–14||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||52||13||27||40||20||6||1||3||4||0|
|2014–15||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||51||6||17||23||20||8||0||4||4||4|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-WCHA Third Team||2001–02|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2004|||
- Molinari, Dave (2008-09-27). "Penguins cut two to reduce active roster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- "Conner James named team captain". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 2009-03-25. Archived from the original on 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
- "Connor James komplettiert den Kader". (in german)Augsburger Panther. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-08-01.[dead link]
- GmbH, Wochenblatt Verlagsgruppe. "Straubing Tigers holen Connor James". Wochenblatt.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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