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Fel 96 07-06-2012 07:14 PM

Wild sign Brian Connelly 2 years (2-way)

Source says ‪#mnwild‬ signs offensive Dman Brian Connelly of Bloomington to a 2-year, 2-way deal (2nd-leading AHL blue-line scorer last yr)


Great signing for the Aeros IMO. Saw him at the AHL all star game last season. He looked good.


Puhis 07-06-2012 07:16 PM

Nice signing! Speedy, offensive D-man? Awesome.

Also, our depth is starting to get ridiculous. And it's not a bad thing at all.

00xtremeninja 07-06-2012 07:17 PM

so this is what it feels like to be on the opposite end of the "Bare cupboard" problem.

Fel 96 07-06-2012 07:17 PM

And with that, we're now at 49 signings.

Fel 96 07-06-2012 07:19 PM


The ‪#mnwild‬ has agreed to terms on two-way, two-year deal with D Brian Connelly of Bloomington, and former Colorado College Tiger.


Puhis 07-06-2012 07:20 PM

So, who's gonna be contract #50? Or do we keep that one slot open?

Fel 96 07-06-2012 07:23 PM


Connelly led all AHL defensemen in scoring last season with 52 points (6-46=52) while playing for Rockford and Abbotsford. More to come.

Fel 96 07-06-2012 07:45 PM


Connelly was teammates with both Nate Prosser and Chad Rau at Colorado College. He led team D-men in scoring in 08-09 with 27 pts.

Looks like he will play with both players again. :sarcasm: (kinda)

geowild 07-06-2012 07:46 PM

Damn, if we hadn't let Leddy go, we'd be only a couple more signings from a fairly legitimate MN/WI All Star team that was pretty darn good. :laugh:

Surly Furious 07-06-2012 07:47 PM

Wow, is Houston gonna be fun to watch next season.

BTW, if you search Brian Connolly on Google, you'll get the singer of the band Sweet:


this providence 07-06-2012 08:06 PM

Know Brian and his family fairly well. Congrats to him. He pleaded the Hawks to trade him the last few years and that was never realized like he had hoped.

Fel 96 07-06-2012 08:17 PM

Wild sign Brian Connelly

Paul Bunyan 07-06-2012 08:24 PM

Nice. I do wonder how many guys the Solar Bears will end up getting in the E, Houston sounds stacked, and with a back up at the NHL level, it looks like the AHL level might have that same issue, and they may get some quality guys down there to develop.

Blakkmantis 07-06-2012 08:29 PM

Don't know much about the kid, but from what I can see from looking at stats, he looks to be a solid signing for us at D. Most likely will be seeing some NHL ice time soon for the Wild.

Nsjohnson 07-06-2012 10:05 PM

I mean I know this kid is small in stature, but is he like Spurgeon, defensively sound/ good decision making? This kid is a point machine, at least in the AHL level I would love it if he transitions well to the NHL. Streit, Karlsson, and Boyle are all guys that are not big but they are great offensive dmen. Not saying he is the next karlsson by any means, just trying to make a point.

IHaveNoCreativity 07-06-2012 10:28 PM

Nice, we now have someone to move the puck of Spurgy or Suter goes down..

J22 07-06-2012 10:35 PM

This signing is probably a bad sign for Genoway fans.

Joe Cool 07-06-2012 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 52238405)
And with that, we're now at 49 signings.

Can you show a link to the 49 signings. Capgeek is not showing that many.

Fel 96 07-06-2012 11:10 PM


TaLoN 07-06-2012 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by J22 (Post 52246837)
This signing is probably a bad sign for Genoway fans.

I would've thought Genoway's play in his call-up was a bad sign for Genoway fans... :sarcasm:

J22 07-06-2012 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 52248339)

That link shows Connelly as contract #46

Fel 96 07-06-2012 11:18 PM

Let's not forget the QO's which make it to 49 right now.

EDIT: McIntyre, Palmer and Palmieri. (+ Almond who is gone to Europe)

NHL1674 07-06-2012 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 52248687)
Let's not forget the QO's which make it to 49 right now.

Typical Fletcher. Livin' on the edge! :laugh:

Joe Cool 07-06-2012 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 52248339)

I have counted 46 on the link.What am I missing

Fel 96 07-06-2012 11:26 PM

^Qualifying Offers.

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