When a human being and effort combine in a sport, great things are bound to happen.
Effort defines the legacy of Connor Dewar, the four-year Silvertips forward who couldn’t stay out of the lineup as a 16-year old, made headway at 17, busted the 30-goal barrier and was drafted by 18, then stamped his legacy as one of the greats by 19.
Eligible to return last season in an overage year, the Minnesota Wild couldn’t say “no” to letting him go, and placed him in the AHL where he was a regular in the lineup.
From humble beginnings in rural Manitoba, “The Pitbull” proved anything’s possible. And he’s a member of the Silvertips All-Decade Team.
What he’s done :
- Signed a three-year entry level contract with the Wild on Mar. 5, 2019
- Led the Tips as captain with 81 points and 45 assists in 59 games in his 2018-19 season, additionally ranking second in goals (36), game winning goals (8), and club leader in power play points (29), power play assists (19), and tied for the lead in power play goals (12).
- Named 16th captain in franchise history for 2018-19
- Named Western Conference First Team All-Star (WHL) and Silvertips Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19
- Exiting his WHL career, Dewar was fifth all-time on the Silvertips in goals (99) while totaling 197 points in 270 career regular season games, along with 39 points in 50 postseason games.
- Scored the game winner in the first WHL Championship Series win in Silvertips history against Swift Current, 2017-18
- Youngest player in Silvertips history to reach the 38-goal mark (2017-18), earned the “Most Dedicated Player” award that season
- Originally selected by the Wild in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
- Played in all 72 games as a 2015-16 rookie, earning co-recipient honors for the Silvertips “Iron Man” award and scored in his WHL debut at Prince George