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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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80