At the age of three, Kyle Connor was already flashing his hockey skills in front of a crowd. Well, sort of.
Ten games into his first Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kyle Connor’s confidence paid off in a Winnipeg Jets’ franchise rookie record and a pair of his first NHL postseason goals Saturday in a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of their Western Conference Second Round.
Kyle Connor had a lot to be happy about on Saturday night. But before and after the game and even the day after, the Winnipeg Jets forward’s thoughts, like many hockey players, were someplace else.
Kyle Connor has been skating on a rink in front of fans since the Winnipeg Jets forward was three years old.
Kyle Connor posted a six-point week featuring two overtime goals, moving into a tie for the rookie lead in goals, all while helping the Winnipeg Jets to close out a perfect week with a playoff berth.
Kyle Connor figured he’d feel right at home playing hockey in Winnipeg. Turns out, he was absolutely right.