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Canucks sign defenceman Kevin Connauton

Kevin Connauton

Wednesday, 28.04.2010 / 1:53 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed free agent defenceman Kevin Connauton. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Connauton, 20, appeared in 69 games with the Giants in 2009-10, recording 72 points (24-48-72) and 107 penalty minutes. The Edmonton, Alberta native shared the League’s top spot as the highest scoring defenceman in the regular season (24-48-72). He added 13 points (3-10-13) and 21 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games.

The 6’1”, 196 lb. defenceman was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round, 83rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Spruce Grove Saints-AJHL 56 13 32 45 59
2008-2009 Western Michigan University NCAA 40 7 11 18 44
2009-2010 Vancouver Giants - WHL 69 24 48 72 107
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Spruce Grove Saints-AJHL 15 5 0 5 0 18 0 0.0
2009-2010 Vancouver Giants - WHL 16 3 10 13 21