Chris Conner and Brett Sterling are Larger Than Life for the Pittsburgh Penguins

July 14th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
As the saying goes, good things come in small packages.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have proven that true after Chris Conner agreed to terms on his qualifying offer and Brett Sterling signed a one-year deal.

What else do Brett Sterling and Chris Conner have in common, besides the fact that they are both the scoring winger type that the Penguins were looking for?

They are both under six feet tall, and despite their smaller frames, they have had relatively successful professional hockey careers.

Let’s take a look at Conner.

Conner comes in at 5’8” and 175 pounds.

Before coming to the Penguins in 2009, he played in the Dallas Stars organization. He played three seasons with the team from 2006-2009, scoring 24 points in 71 games. 

In a tough 2009-2010 season for the Baby Penguins, Conner set himself apart. In February, he had two consecutive home hat tricks and earned the AHL Player of the Month Award for his performance.

After setting a franchise record with five points in a win at Syracuse on January 23rd, Conner broke his own record the next month, with six points in a ...

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