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Brett Connolly

Status: Syracuse Crunch right winger.

DOB: May 2, 1992 In: Campbell River, B.C.
 
Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 200 pounds
 
First Hockey Memory: “Probably growing up and going on the outdoor pond.”
 
Hockey Inspirations:
 “My dad, obviously at a young age, put me in hockey. Very young age. Instantly fell in love with the game. And if not for him putting me out on the ice, I don’t think I’d be where I am today. So it was good to be out there at a young age.”

Last Book Read: “Unbroken.”

Current Car: “Range Rover (black).”
 
Greatest Sports Moment: “Probably my first NHL goal. Or the NHL draft was pretty cool.”

Most Painful Moment: “Probably losing two years in a row at the world juniors.”

Favorite Uniforms: “I like…Boston.”

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: 
“When I was really young, I think I tripped over the blueline on a breakaway (smiles).”

Closest Hockey Friends: “A lot of friends from the Ontario League.”

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Funniest Players Encountered: “Marty (St-Louis), Teddy (Purcell), Stammer (Steven Stamkos).”

Toughest Competitors Encountered: 
“Bugsy (Ryan Malone).”

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: “I’m not even sure…maybe Dan Hamhuis, he’s from northern B.C. too, so, I remember that yeah.”

Favorite Players To Watch:  “Sidney Crosby and Pavel Datsyuk.”

Funny Hockey Memory: “Coming to the rink and hearing Marty speak and (Eric) Brewer speak, and all these guys, Teddy, they’re a good group of guys. It’s fun to come to the rink everyday.”

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: “Before this year I wasn’t really big on football, but I’ve been watching a lot of football. It grew on me.”

Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Hard working. Honesty.”

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