Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rob Conn
Calgary, Alberta native Rob Conn had a highly successful three-year career with the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. He left the school tied for the all-time lead in goals scored and among the top ten in point production. Conn, born September 3rd, 1958, signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Blackhawks who assigned him to the Indianapolis Ice of the International Hockey League. Conn fired 19 goals from the wing in and impressed the Chicago brass enough to earn a two game call up.

Conn spent the next two seasons and part of the third back in Indianapolis primarily as a checking line forward. In the midst of the 1994-95 campaign Conn was traded to the New Jersey Devils. With the Devils farm club Conn was allowed to play a more offensive game and responded with 35 goals and 67 points in 68 games. He and his Albany teammates captured the Calder cup as the American Hockey League champions that spring. The following autumn the Buffalo Sabres plucked Conn from the Devils in the Waiver Draft and he cracked the Sabres roster out of training camp.

Conn scored his first NHL goal against his former organization, the Devils on October 15th, 1995, but his playing time soon trailed off and he was eventually assigned to the minors. He eventually was recalled to Buffalo and by year's end he had played 28 games in the NHL and scored seven points. At the minor league level he won his second straight Calder Cup and became one of just a handful of players to win that title in consecutive years with different teams.

Despite his career high totals in the NHL and his success with the Sabres farm club, Buffalo did not re-sign Conn at years end and he became a free agent. Conn returned to Indianapolis and played his final year of professional hockey with the Ice scoring 57 points in 72 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Calgary Royals AMHL 41 16 28 44 70
1986-87 Calgary Canucks AJHL
1987-88 Calgary Canucks AJHL
1988-89 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 33 21 17 38 46
1989-90 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 34 27 21 48 46
1990-91 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 43 28 32 60 53
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1991-92 Indianapolis Ice IHL 72 19 16 35 100
1992-93 Indianapolis Ice IHL 75 13 14 27 81 5 0 1 1 6
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 51 16 11 27 46
1994-95 Indianapolis Ice IHL 10 4 4 8 11
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 68 35 32 67 76 14 4 6 10 16
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 28 2 5 7 18 -9
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 36 22 15 37 40 19 7 6 13 10
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 72 25 32 57 81 4 0 0 0 8
NHL Totals 30 2 5 7 20


Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 31, 1991. Traded to New Jersey by Chicago for Dean Malkoc, January 30, 1995. Claimed by Buffalo from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 26, 1996.
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