August 15, 1989|
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Jack Connolly (born August 15, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for Luleå HF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He formerly played eight games with Leksands IF, where his older brother Chris was also a teammate.
Connolly played his high school hockey at The Marshall School, in Duluth, Minnesota before playing junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux Falls Stampede during the 2007–08 season. He began playing for the Minnosta-Duluth Bulldogs in the 2008 season. He helped UMD to their first ever NCAA Men's Hockey Championship in 2011. As a senior in 2011–12, Jack finished the regular season ranked second in the nation in scoring and 8th on the Minnesota-Duluth career points with 197 points. Jack Connolly played in every Minnesota-Duluth hockey game during his four years, equalling a total of 166 games. Connolly was named All-American three times and on April 6, 2012, Connolly won the 2012 Hobey Baker Award.
After two seasons, Connolly left as a free agent to sign with fellow SHL club, Leksands IF on April 23, 2014. In the 2014–15 season, Connolly left Leksands after 8 scoreless games to join HockeyAllsvenskan club, Rögle BK on October 9, 2014. Connolly adapted quickly to produce 30 points in 40 games to help Rögle BK gain promotion to return to the SHL.
|2007–08||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||58||26||46||72||30||3||0||3||3||0|
|2008–09||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||43||10||19||29||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||40||18||31||49||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||42||18||41||59||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||41||20||40||60||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Awards and honors
|USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award||2007–08|||
|All-WCHA First Team||2009–10|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2009–10|
|All-WCHA First Team||2010–11|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2010–11|
|All-WCHA First Team||2011–12|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2011–12|
|Hobey Baker Award||2011–12|
|Premier Player of College Hockey||2011–12|
- Roberts, Craig (April 6, 2012). "Jack Connolly earns Hobey Baker Award". mnhockeyhub.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- "Connolly brothers and Himelfarb ready for Leksands" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. April 23, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- "Connolly picks up Dave Tyler Player of the Year accolade". USHL. February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- Matt Frattin, Jake Gardiner Named To All-WCHA Teams – Toronto Maple Leafs – News
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Player of the Year
| Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
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