Thursday, March 08, 2007

Good News Everybody!

Everybody's favorite Dallas Star has been called up from Iowa in order to assist the senior Stars in their effort against the St. Louis Blues on the road. This is Conner's third callup to Dallas, in which he has played 8 games, accumulating 2 points, 2 penalty minutes and a -3 +/- rating. Conner's first NHL goal came against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore on December 27th. He recently returned to the Iowa lineup from injury in February, and is the team's sixth leading scorer and his 2 shorthanded goals leave him tied with Junior Lessard for second on the team.

Conner will be joining Iowa teammates Krys Barch, Joel Lundqvist and Loui Eriksson on the Dallas team, and with the callup, becomes the third best American born player on the team. In his time with the Stars, Conner used his speed to his advantage on the team's fourth line despite his small size. The undrafted Michigan native looks to continue this role as the playoff-bound Stars face St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. He will more than likely get his best chances during these games before the Stars move on to face Calgary and Nashville, but hopefully his performance will allow for a longer tour with the Stars.

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