Tim Connolly Statistics & Scouting Report
Tim Connolly Scouting Report by Gus Katsaros and Ryan Dadoun
Signed to a two-year/$9.5 million deal in the summer of 2011 in the hope he could be the first-line center the Maple Leafs sorely needed. A lengthy injury history and disappointing 42-point 2010-11 campaign resulted in a short-term solution that didnâ€™t exactly work out as planned. His trend of being unable to complete a single season since the lockout persisted as he missed the first eight contests of 2011-12. The Leafs tried mixing up his linemates and experimented with shifting him to the wing, but nothing clicked. The by-product was the worst campaign (70-13-23-36) since 2006-07 when he was limited to just two games. He averaged 1:52 minutes of power-play playing time per game, down from 2:49 minutes in Buffalo and saw his production with the man advantage drop from 19 points to just five. The Syracuse, New York-native isnâ€™t as strong as he once was and he was a prime rushing force with the puck more back in Buffalo. He tied for second-worst on the team with a minus-14 rating and often looked out of place defensively. The 1999 fifth overall pick has a nice wrist shot, but he canâ€™t be trusted to drive the puck forward through the neutral zone without conceding it. A healthy campaign would do wonders, but at this point, heâ€™s not a safe bet to fit.
Tim Connolly Statistics
Tim Connolly Playoff Statistics