Cam Connor

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Cam Connor
Born (1954-08-10) August 10, 1954 (age 63)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Phoenix Roadrunners
Houston Aeros
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
AHL
New Haven Nighthawks
Springfield Indians
CHL
Tulsa Oilers
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1974
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 4th overall, 1974
Phoenix Roadrunners
Playing career 1974–1983

Cameron Duncan Connor (born August 10, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward.

Hockey career

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Connor was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in round one, fifth overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, and selected by the Phoenix Roadrunners in round one, fourth overall in the 1974 WHA Secret Amateur Draft. Connor began his World Hockey Association career with the Phoenix Roadrunners before a stint with the Houston Aeros. In 1978, he played on the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League and is remembered for his series-winning double OT playoff goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] Connor played one season with the Edmonton Oilers and parts of three seasons with the New York Rangers. He played professional hockey until 1984 and became the assistant coach of the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks following his playing career.

He competed on the All Athletes All Star edition of Wipeout Canada on April 24, 2011.

Connor was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in October 2015.[2][3]

Cam now hosts the podcast View from the Penalty Box with Cam Connor.

Records and achievements

Personal

Cam Connor was a longtime friend of professional wrestler Roddy Piper, from childhood until Piper's death in 2015.[5] Connor's son is actor Kristofer Connor.

References

  1. ^ "LeBrun: Leafs-Habs series would be crazy-good". Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "2015 Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". 680 CJOB - Winnipeg's News & Information Leader. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Connor, Cam | Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame". www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Tulsa Oilers 1983-84 roster and scoring statistics at hockeydb.com". www.hockeydb.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (July 31, 2015). "Wrestler Piper owes plenty to Cup-winner Connor". National Hockey League. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 

External links

  • Cam Connor career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • http://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/popculture/story.html?id=f2a3457b-b523-49d1-99da-6ddcaa9191d8
  • Radio interview with Cam http://oilersnation.com/2011/4/25/nation-radio-april-23-2011 (Segment 1)
  • Cam talks with Reuters News about fighting in hockey and concussions https://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/01/us-nhl-deaths-idUSTRE7806LB20110901
Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1974
Succeeded by
Doug Risebrough
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