Ex-Bulldog and Hilltopper, 2012 Hobey Baker Winner Jack Connolly Signs 2-Year Extension With Swedish Pro Team

Created: December 19, 2018 03:40 PM

Sweden - Duluth native, UMD hockey great and 2012 Hobey Baker Award winner Jack Connolly has signed a two-year contract extension with his professional team in Sweden.

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Luleå Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) announced the extension on their website.

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Connolly plays center and is in his seventh season in the SHL. He is having the best season of his pro career as so far, he has 12 goals and 11 assists in 25 games and leads the league in scoring. His team is also currently in first place.

"It feels great that we already agree if I will continue playing for Luleå Hockey. The whole family feels great with both the association and the city. And while we are looking forward to the future here, we should first of all make sure that this season is ended in a least as good way as we started it," said Connolly in a statement on the team's website.

"We are very pleased to have extended the agreement with Jack Connolly who impressed us already since the first training matches this autumn. Since then, he has clearly shown that he is a bearer in our team and has strengthened his position as a top center in SHL," said General Manager Stefan "Skuggan" Nilsson in a statement on the team's website.

Connolly was a prep standout at Duluth Marshall, serving as captain his senior year. He played four seasons of college hockey in his hometown at UMD, serving as captain his senior season. He helped the Bulldogs win the NCAA Championship in 2011 as a junior, where he was an Assistant Captain.

To see Jack's career stats, click here.

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