Breakaway: Conacher '11 Playing for 'Hometown' Team

Former Canisius winger Cory Conacher ’11 is back in Buffalo.  The Sabres picked up the star forward, after he was waived by the Ottawa Senators. 

A Burlington, Ontario native, Conacher played four years at Canisius and was the Golden Griffins’ all-time leader in points (147) and goals (62).  He became the first former Canisius ice hockey player to appear in an NHL game when he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning in January 2013.  A few months later, Tampa Bay traded Conacher to the Senators.

He has scored a total of 55 points in 126 games played, throughout his three NHL seasons. 

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