SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch and former Canisius College forward Cory Conacher has been selected as one of the league’s award winners for November.
Conacher, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, tallied eight goals and 15 assists for a league-leading 23 points in 11 games during November.
Conacher’s prolific month included seven consecutive multiple-point games as the Crunch went 9-0-2-0 for November. He matched a career high with four points (two goals, two assists) in a 6-1 win over Belleville on Nov. 3, and scored the tying goal in the final second of regulation at Rochester on Nov. 9. Conacher netted the game-winning goal in victories over Hershey on Nov. 11 and at Utica on Nov. 16, and notched a goal and two assists in each end of a home-and-home sweep of Binghamton on Nov. 21 and 23.
An eighth-year pro from Burlington, Ont., Conacher ranks second in the AHL with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in just 15 games with the Crunch, including a current 11-game scoring streak. Conacher was the AHL’s MVP and Rookie of the Year en route to winning a Calder Cup title in 2011-12, and has totaled 101 goals and 154 assists for 255 points in 255 career regular-season AHL games. The two-time AHL All-Star has also appeared in one NHL game with Tampa Bay this season, and has 28 goals and 46 assists for 74 points in 189 career NHL contests.
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