Mostly Cloudy81° FULL FORECASTMostly Cloudy81° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Meet Tampa Bay Lightning top draft pick Brett Connolly

. bio

Meet Brett Connolly

Position: RWHT/WT: 6-2/181Age: 18

Hometown: Prince George, British Columbia

Need to know: Ranked the No. 3 overall skater in North America by NHL Central Scouting. … Limited to 16 games this past season for Prince George of the Western Hockey League because of hip injuries but still had 10 goals, 19 points. … Had 30 goals and 60 points in 65 games for Prince George in 2008-09, when he was the first WHL 16-year-old to score 30 since the Sharks' Patrick Marleau in 1995-96. … Models his game after Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash. "(Nash is) a big, strong, skilled forward," Connolly said. "We have similar traits."

Meet Tampa Bay Lightning top draft pick Brett Connolly 06/25/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 11:12pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours