Connor James (C)
2007-08: Picked up two goals in a 4-3 OT win @ Binghamton on November 24...Recalled by Pittsburgh under emergency conditions on December 15 and made his Penguins debut that night against the Islanders...Returned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on December 19...Had two points, including the game-winning goal, and was plus-2 Dec. 31 vs. Norfolk...Second recall by Pittsburgh on Feb. 15. Appeared in four games, going scoreless, before being returned on Feb. 24...Recalled by Pittsburgh on Feb. 26 on emergency basis...Recorded his first NHL goal that night in a 4-2 win against the New York Islanders...Returned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Feb. 27...Recorded three points (1+2) and was plus-2 March 29 @ Bridgeport...Had two points (1+1) and was plus-1 in Game Four of the East Division Finals vs. Philadelphia on May 7...Recorded two goals, including the overtime winner, in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Portland on May 23...Recorded the game-winning goal and added an assist in Game Five of the Calder Cup Finals on June 7
2006-07: Tied for ninth on the team with 32 points…Made his Penguins debut October 4 vs. Manitoba…Recorded his first goal with the team on October 7 vs. Hershey…Missed seven games (Feb. 18-March 3) due to injury… Scored the game-winning goal and was plus-2 March 21 vs. Philadelphia. The goal came 15 seconds into the contest, the fastest goal from the start of a game in team history…Recorded two goals in a team-record 13 second span April 1 @ Hershey.
2005-06: Finished second on Manchester (AHL) in games played (77), fourth in goals (17), tied for fifth in assists (25), tied for fifth in plus/minus (plus-9), tied for second in shorthanded goals (2) and fourth in points (42)...Recorded two goals in the Monarchs opening game, a 4-3 loss to Hartford...Had a six-game scoring streak from Dec. 4-17 (3+3=6)...Recorded five multi-point games during the season...Signed an NHL contract and received his first recall to the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 4...Appeared in two games with the Kings, going scoreless...Scoreless in seven playoff contests with Manchester.
2004-05: Recorded three points (2-1=3) and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games with Manchester …Scored his first AHL goals (two) against the Portland Pirates on February 5, 2005… Collected 46 points (21-25=46) and 34 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL…Recorded his first professional point (an assist) against the Victoria Salmon Kings on October 22, 2004…Tallied his first professional goal against the Long Beach Ice Dogs on October 24, 2004.
2003-04: Recorded 13 goals and 38 points (13-25=38) in 40 games for the Denver Pioneers, who captured the 2004 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship with a 1-0 victory over the University of Maine in the Frozen Four final…Assisted on the game-winning goal…His 38 points and 25 assists ranked second on the team…Served as an alternate captain…Finished his career at Denver with 57 goals and 150 points (57-93=150) in 160 games…Collected 15 power play goals and four short-handed goals during his time with the Pioneers.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the ninth-round (279th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft…Agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Manchester Monarchs on September 13, 2005.