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blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

Former Canisius Griffin hockey standout Cory Conacher has reeled in another piece of hardware, capturing the prize for the American Hockey League’s most outstanding rookie: the Dudley “Red” Garrett Award.

Also a second-team All-AHL All-Star and a member of the All-Rookie team, Conacher has little left to achieve at the minor league level. With 75 points on 35 goals and 40 assists for Norfolk—including seven game-winning goals—the prized Griffin has the Admirals atop the Eastern Conference by 15 points.

Considering the Tampa Bay Lightning, the parent club for the Admirals, missed the NHL playoffs by eight points, Conacher could see action with the big club next year. The diminutive left winger projects as a second-line forward at the next level according to Hockey’s Future

Apparently, they say you become successful through hard work:

TAGGED: ahl, american hockey league, canisius college, canisius griffins, cory conacher, norfolk admirals

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