Connor Hellebuyck
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Connor Hellebuyck

Hometown:

Commerce Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-05-19

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2012

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

5th round (130th overall), 2012

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Connor Hellebuyck played for Michigan's Walled Lake Northern HS in suburban Detroit and was named a Division 2 All-State honorable mention as a junior.

2010-11: Hellebuyck, a senior, competed in his fourth year of varsity hockey for Walled Lake Northern and played for Team Michigan in the 2011 Minnesota National Invitation Tournament. Prior to the high school season he represented Michigan in the Bauer NIT and was 1-2 with a 3.29 goals against and .878 save percentage. Hellebuyck had a save percentage of .930 for Walled Lake Northern and again was a Division 2 All-State honorable mention. Hellebuyck started two games for Team Michigan in the Minnesota NIT high school all-star tournament and was 1-1 with a 3.89 goals against and .857 save percentage.

2011-12: Hellebuyck appeared in 53 of 60 games for the NAHL's expansion Odessa Jackalopes and was named the league's top rookie and goaltender of the year. He was 26-26 with 3 shutouts and had a 2.49 goals against and .930 save percentage. Odessa finished fourth in the NAHL's South Division and lost to first-place Amarillo in a first round playoff series. Hellebuyck started all four games in the playoffs and was 1-3 with a 3.46 goals against and .934 save percentage. He committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts Lowell in 2012-13. Not among the 35 North American goalies listed in Central Scouting's final rankings, he was selected by Winnipeg in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

 

Future

Hellebuyck is in his freshman season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

 

River Hawks’ Hellebuyck takes home Mike Richter Award

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Connor Hellebuyck - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Photo: Former University of Massachusetts Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck missed out on another shot at a national championship but attended the Frozen Four festivities to pick up the Mike Richter Award as college hockey’s top goaltender in 2013-14 (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

Now former University of Massachusetts Lowell sophomore standout Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) was named the winner of the inaugural Mike Richter Award as college hockey's top goaltender in a ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

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Gaudreau, Dowd head 2013-14 All-American selections

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Mike Reilly - University of Minnesota

Photo: University of Minnesota defenseman and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Mike Reilly turned in a season worthy of an All-American selection, and he and his Golden Gophers teammates will try to land a national championship at the Frozen Four on Saturday night (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The 2013-14 American College Hockey Coaches Association CCM All-American Teams were announced on Friday in Philadelphia, PA. Of the 25 players, 18 are NHL-drafted and three are recent NHL free agent signees.

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NCAA prospects notebook for March, 2014

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Shayne Gostisbehere - Union College

Photo: Union College defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere earned a pair of ECAC awards this season in addition to being named a Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

In the final 2013-14 edition of the NCAA prospect notebook, Hockey’s Future takes a look back at some fantastic finishes, memorable performances, and other items making news around college hockey. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of April 3, 2014.

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Boston College downs UMass Lowell to advance to Frozen Four

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Ian McCoshen - Boston College

Photo: Boston College defenseman and Florida Panthers prospect Ian McCoshen celebrates with teammates after scoring the eventual winning goal in the Eagles 4-3 victory over UMass Lowell, a win that sends that school to the 2014 Frozen Four (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

A day after Boston College’s top line went off for six goals, it was second-line winger Ryan Fitzgerald and bottom-pairing defenseman Ian McCoshen who were the difference makers.

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Hellebuyck backstops UMass Lowell to 2-1 win over Minnesota State

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Connor Hellebuyck - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Photo: UMass Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck makes a pad save on Minnesota State’s Chase Grant in the River Hawks 2-1 win at the NCAA Northeast Regional (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

There’s an old adage in sports that defense wins championships, and with Connor Hellebuyck in net, UMass Lowell doesn’t lose many big games.

Hellebuyck and the River Hawks shutdown the Minnesota State attack, beating the Mavericks 2-1 in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

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