The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Kyle Connor has been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9, 2020.
Connor, 23, was held off the scoresheet to start the week in Winnipeg’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Jets forward had an assist in the Jets’ 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. On Saturday, Connor recorded four points (1G, 3A) in Winnipeg’s 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. The Shelby Township, Mich. native finished the week with three points (2G, 1A) in the Jets’ come-from-behind 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Connor led the NHL with eight points (3G, 5A) this week to help Winnipeg to a 3-0-1 record as the club’s point streak reached five games (4-0-1).
On the season, Connor leads the Jets and is tied for ninth in the NHL with 28 goals and he shares the team lead and is tied for 13th in the league with 59 points (28G, 31A). The 6’ 1” winger also leads the Jets with six game winning goals, which is good for a share of fourth in the NHL.
This is the first time this season and the third time in his career that Connor has been selected in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. He is the second Jets player to be selected in 2019-20 after Winnipeg had seven appearances in the Three Stars of the Week last season.