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Connor James
Connor James
Left Wing
Number: 36
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 25, 1982
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 9, 2006.
Drafted: LAK / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (279th overall)
2007-08: Scored first career NHL goal Feb. 26 vs. NY Islanders … Was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton because team was short-handed on day of Marian Hossa trade … Made Penguins debut Dec. 15 vs. Islanders and played 13 NHL games … Played 64 games for WBS, tallying 37 points (9+28) … Set AHL career high with 28 assists … Ranked third on team with eight playoff goals en route to Calder Cup Finals… Had 13 points (8+5) in 23 AHL playoff games.

CAREER: Veteran of four pro seasons with Pittsburgh and Los Angeles (NHL), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Manchester (AHL) and Bakersfield (ECHL) … Played two games with LA Kings in 2005-06 … Set AHL career highs with 17 goals, 42 points with Manchester in 2005-06 … Played four seasons with University of Denver and helped Pioneers win national championship as senior in 2003-04 … Had 38 points in 40 games as a senior … Won Dr. Ken Bredesen Award as Denver’s Top Sportsman and received 2003-04 WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year award … Named to WCHA All-Academic Team in 2002-03.

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