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#1 b3.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:10 AM

KEVIN CONNAUTON
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Kevin Connauton
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Born Feb 23 1990  -- Edmonton, ALTA 
Height 6.01 -- Weight 196 -- Shoots L


Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 3 #83 overall 2009 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2006-07  Fort Saskatchewan Traders   AJHL    1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Spruce Grove Saints     	AJHL   56   13   32   45   59  15   5   0   5  18
2008-09  Western Michigan Universi   CCHA   40    7   11   18   44
2009-10  Vancouver Giants            WHL    69   24   48   72  107  16   3  10  13  21
2010-11  Manitoba Moose              AHL    65   11   10   21   46
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:11 AM

atleast get the kids name right.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:44 AM

Here are his listed stats

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 56-13-32-45-59
2008-09 Western Michigan University NCAA 40 7-11-18-44
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:56 AM

Here are his listed stats

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 56-13-32-45-59
2008-09 Western Michigan University NCAA 40 7-11-18-44

Thanks for posting that! I will update the main post when I get to my PC.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:57 AM

Double post..

Edited by bieksa3-, 27 June 2009 - 08:59 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:12 AM

Uhh shades of the Rahimi pick except he can skate and has good hands I guess?
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:45 AM

Haven't seen any scouting reports on him...
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

Uhh shades of the Rahimi pick except he can skate and has good hands I guess?


Believe he's supposed to be more offensive minded.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:12 AM

Does Gillis' best player available strategy only apply to the first round? Maybe I'm just bitter that Rajala and Vatanen were still available...

Either way, I'm hoping this pick was made after hearing the Red Wings wanted him at 90th.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:24 AM

Does Gillis' best player available strategy only apply to the first round? Maybe I'm just bitter that Rajala and Vatanen were still available...

Either way, I'm hoping this pick was made after hearing the Red Wings wanted him at 90th.

Im pretty upset about that as well, but BPA is subjective, and on their board Delhorme and company probably had him as the BPA. My problem is the guys that went after him: Button, Eakin, Bertilsson seemed like better picks only because I dont know much about connauton. Not to mention the 2 quebec league defensman as well.

Despite Detroit's drafting position, I am yet again amazed at the talent they pull in year after year. Its not shocking, I guess I am just jealous though.

Very surprised Detroit didnt get Haula in the 6th.

A good steal in the Final round by the Wild.

Edited by ilikecanucks, 27 June 2009 - 11:26 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:26 AM

Seems a bit off the board, hopefully Gillis has good reason for this pick. People raised an eye brow when we drafted Rai as well and hes working out very well so far.

Between Kevin, Price, and Andersson hopefully we have a solid NHL player on the roster in 2-4yrs.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:27 AM

Im pretty upset about that as well, but BPA is subjective, and on their board Delhorme and company probably had him as the BPA. My problem is the guys that went after him: Button, Eakin, Bertilsson seemed like better picks only because I dont know much about connauton. Not to mention the 2 quebec league defensman as well.

Despite Detroit's drafting position, I am yet again amazed at the talent they pull in year after year. Its not shocking, I guess I am just jealous though.


Yeah they managed to pull Tatar at 60. I knew he was going to be a 2nd round pick, but to drop all the Wings was kind of surprising.
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The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:29 AM

Im pretty upset about that as well, but BPA is subjective, and on their board Delhorme and company probably had him as the BPA. My problem is the guys that went after him: Button, Eakin, Bertilsson seemed like better picks only because I dont know much about connauton. Not to mention the 2 quebec league defensman as well.

Despite Detroit's drafting position, I am yet again amazed at the talent they pull in year after year. Its not shocking, I guess I am just jealous though.

Very surprised Detroit didnt get Haula in the 6th.

A good steal in the Final round by the Wild.


I'm actually ticked off that they still some how managed to get Tatar. I was expecting to come to us. I mean anyone have any good stats on Anton Rodin? Perhaps a scouting report would be really nice too !!!
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The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:44 PM

atleast get the kids name right.

What's happening with you, how are things going? :huh:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:23 PM

how do u say his name?
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:41 AM

It should be noted that Connauton is Vancouver Giants property.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:51 AM

It should be noted that Connauton is Vancouver Giants property.


Noteworthy indeed,

it would be great if he left WMU and joined the Giants, but I doubt he will.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:57 PM

LINK: http://fdevji.blogsp...-vancouver.html

I've learned that there is indeed a possibility that Kevin Connauton, Vancouver's 3rd round selection in yesterday's NHL Entry Draft, may be joining the Vancouver Giants of the WHL next season. The Giants own Connauton's rights, but he played with the Western Michigan Broncos last season. I just spoke to Vancouver Giants Director of Player Personnel Jason Ripplinger, and he informed me that the Giants had discussions with Connauton and his father about the possibility of moving to Vancouver prior to the draft, and at that time, "they were very interested." However, they wanted to wait and see which NHL team would select him before they made a decision.

Now that Connauton is property of the Canucks, I think the possibility of him moving to the Giants increases significantly. Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis has been preaching a more hands-on approach when it comes to the development of his prospects, and to have Connauton move to Vancouver and the CHL (where there are far less limitations on NHL involvement compared to the NCAA) would certainly faciliate that. Additionally, Giants defenceman Jonathon Blum will be turning pro next season, which leaves a hole on the back end, and Connauton's hometown is Edmonton, so moving to Vancouver would bring him closer to home. Oh, and I forgot to mention that Don Hay and the Vancouver Giants are building a very strong reputation of successfully preparing their players for professional hockey.

Stay tuned for more.

Also stay tuned for my Vancouver Canucks draft review, which will include several testimonials about each of the Canucks new prospects.


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:09 PM

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sounds good. thx for the info
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

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Oh wow, that would be great if he did move to the Giants.

Thanks again Farhan!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:54 PM

The Giants do a great job developing their players and I expect that Gillis already knew about this and planned it out.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:20 PM

Oh wow, that would be great if he did move to the Giants.

Thanks again Farhan!


My pleasure.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:06 PM

That would be great for his development if he was to join the Giants.

There was an article in the Sun about him and Steven Anthony,here's the bit about Connauton:


One day after feeling they stole a diamond with the 22nd pick of the National Hockey League entry draft, the Vancouver Canucks figure they unearthed some gems in later rounds Saturday in Montreal.

The Canucks addressed an organizational need by drafting three defencemen on Saturday, but general manager Mike Gillis and associate head scout Thomas Gradin were excited about two picks in particular.

With their third-round pick, the Canucks chose Edmonton defenceman Kevin Connauton, a late-bloomer from Western Michigan University who was passed over in last year’s draft.

Gradin said Connauton could become a smaller version of Alex Edler, the mobile, crisp-passing Swede the Canuck scout discovered in a Third Division men’s league prior to the 2004 draft.

“Connauton is a guy who has already played one year of college and is a year older than most guys,” Gradin said.

“He’s a very good skater and his puck-moving abilities are really, really good. He might be the biggest sleeper, even though he was our third pick.”
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:37 AM

Ok this pick was the one that kind of caught me off gaurd, but if Connauton comes over and plays/developes with the Giants that would make alot more sense.

His NCAA numbers are very good, even though he's an older pick.

Seems like this is the guy they are pushing to develope locally.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

Gradin's take:

Gradin said Connauton could become a smaller version of Alex Edler, the mobile, crisp-passing Swede the Canuck scout discovered in a Third Division men’s league prior to the 2004 draft.

“Connauton is a guy who has already played one year of college and is a year older than most guys,” Gradin said.

“He’s a very good skater and his puck-moving abilities are really, really good. He might be the biggest sleeper, even though he was our third pick.”


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Edit: .. Didn't realize someone posted that like two posts above me. Whoops.

Edited by Thomas Gradin, 07 July 2009 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:49 PM

Seems like this years draft mainly consisted of "sleepers" and "steals"...all according to various reliable sources as well... let's hope this becomes the norm associated with this organization for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:51 PM

Seems like this years draft mainly consisted of "sleepers" and "steals"...all according to various reliable sources as well... let's hope this becomes the norm associated with this organization for the foreseeable future.

Lets hope this is true in the first place :P
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

I do hope the Canucks really push him to join the Giants.
He'll develop far faster than he will playing for a small US college team.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:46 PM

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that article just pumped me up if he joins the giants next year ill definetly be going to more games then
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