Former Bulldog Connolly Traded to Colorado

By KBJR News 1

Former Bulldog Connolly Traded to Colorado

February 28, 2012 Updated Feb 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM CDT

Worcester, MA (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former UMD standout Mike Connolly was traded Monday from the San Jose Sharks to the Colorado Avalanche, that news coming the day of the NHL trade deadline.

The 22-year-old is playing his first full year as a professional and scored 30 points in 40 games this season with San Jose's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

Connolly left UMD after his junior season to sign a free agent contract with San Jose after helping the Bulldogs to the program's first-ever national title.

He played in 123 games during his three years with UMD, racking up 136 points and being named an NCAA All-American after his junior season.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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