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Brian Connelly

Brian Connelly  #56

Defenseman
NUMBER: 56 BIRTHDATE: June 10, 1986
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Bloomington, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 180
Shoots: Left
AHL Second All-Star Team (2012) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, March 26, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Brendan Morrison, January 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 6, 2012. Traded to Chicago by Minnesota for Brad Winchester, February 26, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden), July 11, 2014.
Quote of the Day

After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.

— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016