Friday, February 22, 2013

He's a big name now

Tampa Bay may have some of the best-known stars in the NHL these days -- Steven Stamkos, Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier -- but one of the most sought-after autographs belongs to Lightning rookie Cory Conacher, last year's most valuable player and rookie of the year in the American Hockey League.

Given his torrid start this season, leading all NHL rookies in scoring, it's easy to see, as well as say, that he picked up where he left off. This stage, however, is much bigger. So, good for him.

We caught up with Conacher not too long ago, as he was heading back to his hotel after a morning skate. Unlike most top NHL draft picks, Conacher, who was undrafted out of Niagara University, was more than willing to sign this puck and chat for a bit.

It's no wonder he's become a fan favorite.

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