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Jim Conacher
Jim Conacher
Center
Number: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155
Shoots: Left
Born: May 5, 1921
Birthplace: Motherwell, United Kingdom
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on Oct. 17, 1941.
Jim Conacher and his family moved from Scotland to Canada when he was six. Growing up in and around the Toronto area, he played in the local outdoor league until being picked by the OHA's Oshawa Generals in 1940. Nicknamed "Pencil" because of his lightweight, he began his professional career in 1941 with the Omaha Knights of the AHA, a farm team of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. In 47 games, he scored 44 points and the club went on to win the playoff championship. His professional career was put on hold for three years during World War II. When he returned in 1945-46, Conacher played 20 games for the Red Wings, scoring a goal and six points. The rest of the season he played in the AHL with the Indianapolis Capitals where he had 47 points in just 32 games.

In 1946-47, Conacher played 33 games with the Red Wings, notching 16 goals and 29 points in 33 games. The following year he had 40 points while suiting up for 60 games. The Red Wings advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost in four-straight games to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Conacher began the 1948-49 season in Detroit, but after just four games was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, which came as a welcome move for Conacher, who always had expressed a desire to play in the Windy City. Although not a member of the famed Conacher family that included Lionel, Ray, and Hawks' manager, Charlie, Jim Conacher once scored four goals in a game for Chicago, which prompted Charlie Conacher to joke that "maybe we ought to adopt him into the family." That week he was named the NHL player of the week, earning two free hats for his honor. In his first year with Chicago, Conacher scored a career-high 25 goals and 48 points in 55 games.

In 1949-50, Conacher dressed for 66 games, scoring 13 goals and 33 points. He played another full season in Chicago before being sent to the New York Rangers in 1951-52 where he played out his NHL career, retiring after dressing for 17 games in the 1952-53 season.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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