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Colorado Avalanche prospect Conner Bleackley stripped of captaincy

The Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League announced yesterday they were stripping Colorado Avalanche forward prospect Conner Bleackley of his captaincy, which he has held for the previous two seasons, and making him an alternate to new captain Wyatt Johnson. Bleackley, taken by the Avalanche with the 23rd selection of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, was widely praised for his maturity...
Via BSN Denver
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Young guns shined: Three takeaways from the Avalanche’s first preseason game

The first preseason game is in the books with the Avalanche securing a 5-4 OT victory at the Pepsi Center against the Ducks. Here are the three things that stood out. No. 3 — Colorado has a deep farm system Last night, Mikko Rantanen scored a goal (this year’s first round pick), Conner Bleackley scored a goal (last year’s first round pick) and Nikita Zadorov (the centerpiece...
Via Mile High Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Rookie Camp Day 2 Recap with Interviews

  The Colorado Avalanche continued their Rookie Camp as day two is in the books after a much more physical and spirited session on the ice.  Per usual, the normal pre-season caveats apply that limited situations make it difficult to draw strong conclusions about players and their situations. Now, for The Good, The Bad, and The Mixed Bag. The Good Conner Bleackley I’ve always...
Via BSN Denver
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #12 Conner Bleackley

  As we approach single digits, we move into players who have established themselves as professional hockey players, save two. One of the two prospects ranking this high is Conner Bleackley, coming in at #12. Bleackley was the first round pick of the Avalanche in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Touted as a strong two-way center who possessed size, speed, and skill, Bleackley was a solid...
Via BSN Denver
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Avalanche make a mistake drafting Conner Bleackley?

Conner Bleackley, C 6’0, 192 pounds Drafted in the first round by the Colorado Avalanche 23rd overall in 2014. Bleackley’s WHL career so far has been respectable, but it’s nowhere near the sheer domination of some of the players that were drafted after him. Bleackley currently has 137 points in 204 games in the WHL. […] The post Did the Avalanche make a mistake drafting Conner...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Conner Bleackley speaks from Avs camp

Colorado Avalanche development camp is underway and all of the young players you can imagine are in town to meet with their proud club. While there are no on-ice activities scheduled, the prospective skaters are still getting the professional hockey player treatment. Conner Bleackley, Colorado’s first round pick (23rd overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, managed to find some time...
Via Mile High Sports
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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