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Connor Hellebuyck
Born May 19 1993 (1993-05-19) (age 23),
Commerce, MI, USA
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Winnipeg Jets
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
UMass Lowell River Hawks
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 130th overall, 2012
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2014–present

</div></div> Connor Hellebuyck (born May 19, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the St. John's IceCaps in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Jets in the 5th round (130th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Hellebuyck played for the UMass Lowell River Hawks in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East Conference, where in two seasons he played 54 games and compiled a 38-12-2 record with a .946 save percentage, 1.60 goals against average, and 12 shutouts. He won the Hockey East Championship and made a Frozen Four appearance in in his freshman year. He would repeat the next year as Hockey East Champions the following year. Following his second year, Hellebuyck's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 Hockey East First Team.[1]

On April 5, 2014, Hellebuyck chose to forgo his final two years of college eligibility when he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).[2]

For the 2013–14 season, Hellebuyck was award the inaugural Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in college hockey.[3]

Hellebuyck departed UMass Lowell as the school's shutout leader with 12 shutouts in 54 games, surpassing current Nashville Predators and former UMass Lowell goaltender Carter Hutton. He also owns single-season records for best save percentage (.952) and GAA (1.37), both in 2012-13.[4]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2013 [5]
All-Hockey East First Team 2013–14 [6]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2014 [5]


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