Connolly skated for one game with the Lightning when he was called up in anticipation of the possibility of Lightning Captain Martin St. Louis needing to miss the game against the Minnesota Wild last Thursday due to a Lower Body Injury as a result of taking a shot to the leg on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.
He has played 3 games so far this season with the Syracuse Crunch. In that time he was able to notch an assist.
Last season with the Crunch, the 6’2” Campbell River, BC native was able to score 31 goals and 32 assists for a total of 63 points with a plus-19 rating. This placed him at second on the Crunch, only surpassed by Tyler Johnson, in goals and points. He was also third in the AHL for Goals Scored. Johnson was number one.
In the 2012-13 season, the 21 year old right wing played 5 games with the Lightning notching one assist.
Connolly was drafted first by the Tampa Bay Lightning, sixth overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.