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Chris Connolly
Born July 23, 1987(1987-07-23),
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
F. teams
Free Agent
Leksands IF
Iserlohn Roosters
Ntl. team Flag of the United States.png United States of America
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Chris Connolly (born July 23, 1987) is a professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). His younger brother Jack also plays professionally.

Undrafted, Connolly played collegiate hockey for Boston University, he was a standout skater with the Terriers and served as a co-captain in 2010–11 and lone Captain in 2011–12[1] before opting to pursue a professional career abroad in Finland with Liiga club, Tappara.

In his second season with Tappara in the 2013–14 season, Connolly opted for a mid-season transfer to German club, Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. After scoring 20 points in 28 games with the Roosters, he left as a free agent and joined his brother Jack in signing with Swedish club Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League on April 23, 2014.[2]

For the second consecutive year, Connolly joined the Roosters during the season after appearing in only 5 games with Leksands on October 8, 2014.

Connolly joined the University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team as assistant head coach in 2016.[3] However, he resigned in September 2017 to take a sales position in MinneapolisSaint Paul where his wife and daughter live.[4]

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2008–09
All-Hockey East Second Team 2011–12


  1. CHRIS CONNOLLY. Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
  2. Connolly brothers and Himelfarb ready for Leksands (Swedish). Leksands IF (2014-04-23). Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
  3. CONNOLLY TO JOIN UMD WOMEN'S HOCKEY STAFF (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
  4. "College women's hockey: Connolly resigns as Bulldogs assistant coach", Duluth News Tribune, September 19, 2017. Retrieved on February 11, 2018. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brian Flynn
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
Succeeded by
Chris McCarthy
Preceded by
Tanner House
Hockey East Best Defensive Forward
Succeeded by
Tim Schaller