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Cam Connor

Cameron Duncan Connor

  • Born: August 10, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Right Wing

Selected by Montreal Canadiens 1st round (#5) in 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Selected by Phoenix Roadrunners 1st round (#4) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft

started his junior career with the St. Boniface Saints of the MJHL, playing two years. ... also, during these two years, played a handful of games with the Winnipeg Jets of the WCHL. ... joined the Flin Flon Bombers for 1973-74, where he scored 47 goals and 91 points with 376 minutes in penalties. ... after his junior career, opted to play in the WHA for the Phoenix Roadrunners. ... as a rookie scored 9 goals and 28 points with 168 minutes in penalties, and followed that with a 39-point effort in 1975-76, while spending 295 minutes in the box. ... traded to Houston October, 1976, where he had the best year of his professional career, scoring 35 goals and 67 points in 76 games. ... first professional player to fight Dave Semenko. ... after the next season Houston folds and his WHA rights were purchased by Winnipeg. ... he argued that he should be a free agent and signed with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. ... the NHL ultimately approved the signing. ... saw limited playing time in 1978-79, but managed to appear in eight straight playoff games after Canadiens Hall of Fame goaltender Ken Dryden convinced coach Scotty Bowman that Connor was needed. ... the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. ... was Edmonton's first pick in 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. ... played on first Edmonton Oilers NHL team. ... traded to NY Rangers on March 11, 1980, where he would stay within the organization until 1982-83. . ... played his final year of professional hockey with the 1983-84 Tulsa Oilers team that suspended operations on Feb. 16, 1984, but continued playing final six weeks of its season on the road and then went on to win playoff title. ...

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971-72 Winnipeg Jets WCHL 5 0 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
St. Boniface Saints MJHL 32 4 10 14 97
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WCHL 14 3 1 4 35 -- -- -- -- --
St. Boniface Saints MJHL 29 11 8 19 161
1973-74 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 65 47 44 91 376 7 4 9 13 28
1974-75 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 57 9 19 28 168 5 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 73 18 21 39 295 5 1 0 1 21
1976-77 Houston Aeros WHA 76 35 32 67 224 11 3 4 7 47
1977-78 Houston Aeros WHA 68 21 16 37 217 2 1 0 1 22
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 23 1 3 4 39 8 1 0 1 0
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 7 13 20 136 -- -- -- -- --
Houston Apollos CHL 5 1 1 2 22 -- -- -- -- --
New York Rangers NHL 12 0 3 3 37 2 0 0 0 2
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 15 1 3 4 44 -- -- -- -- --
New Haven Nighthawks AHL 61 33 28 61 243 4 0 2 2 4
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 78 17 34 51 195 -- -- -- -- --
New York Rangers NHL -- -- -- -- -- 10 4 0 4 16
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 3 2 2 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
1983-84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 18 32 50 218 6 1 1 2 34
WHA Totals 274 83 88 171 904 23 5 4 9 90
NHL Totals 89 9 22 31 256 20 5 0 5 18

Career MovesEdit

  • Traded to Houston (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for Bob Liddington, October, 1976.
  • Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) after Houston (WHA) franchise folded, July, 1978.
  • Claimed by Edmonton from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.
  • Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Peter Sundstrom) in 1981 Entry Draft for Don Murdoch, March 11, 1980.

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • Western Canada Hockey League Rookie of the Year (1974)
  • Stanley Cup National Hockey League Championship (1979)
  • Central Hockey League Championship (1984)

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