Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Connor Hellebuyck
Connor Hellebuyck was born on May 19, 1993, in Commerce, Michigan. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and would go on to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In two seasons at UMass-Lowell Hellebuyck posted impressive statistics. In 54 games he had a .946 save percentage and his goal-against-average was just 1.60. He led the club to back-to-back Hockey East Championships and became the fist player to be named tournament MVP twice. Following the 201314 season, Hellebuyck was awarded the inaugural Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in college hockey.

Hellebuyck made his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the St. John's IceCaps. In 58 games for the club he recorded 28 wins to go along with a .921 save percentage and a 2.58 goals-against.

During the 2015-16 season Hellebuyck would get his first taste of NHL action. He took the net for 26 games for the Jets, posting 13 wins and .918 save percentage and a 2.34 goal-against-average.

On the international stage Hellebuyck helped the United States to the bronze medal at the 2015 World Hockey Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2010-11 Walled Lake Northern Knights High-MI
2010-11 Team Michigan Other
2011-12 Odessa Jackalopes NAHL 53 26 21 5 3 2.49 4 1 3 0 3.46
2012-13 U. of Massachusetts Lowell H-East 24 20 3 0 6 1.37
2013-14 U. of Massachusetts Lowell H-East 29 18 9 2 6 1.79
2013-14 United States WC-A
2014-15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 58 28 22 5 6 2.58
2015-16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 26 13 11 1 2 2.34
2015-16 Manitoba Moose AHL 30 13 15 1 4 2.49
2016-17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 56 26 19 4 4 2.89
2016-17 United States WC-A 2 2 0 0 0 2.50
NHL Totals 82 39 30 5 6 2.71


NAHL Rookie of the Year (2012) NAHL Goaltender of the Year (2012) Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2013) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2013) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2014) NCAA East First All-American Team (2014)
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