Cory Conacher(89) Norfolk Admirals
Cory Conacher is small (5’8″ 175 lbs.), undrafted and has flown under the radar for the most part.
He signed an AHL contract with Norfolk very soon after the summer free agency period began.
Tampa Bay Lightning was smart and invited him to training camp, where he scored an NHL preseason goal in his first game and impressed the management folks in St. Petersburg.
In 12 games with the Admirals, he’s already put up 4 goals and 10 assists in 12 games.
Straight out of college last year, he joined three teams on ato’s (Rochester, Cincinnati of the ECHL and Milwaukee) and lit the lamp mightily registering 13 points (9 goals, 4 assists) in 10 games.
On a side note, the 21-year old pro also plays and lives with Type 1 diabetes.
Great story about that here.