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Conacher Signs with Rochester Americans

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 03/24/2011
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The most decorated player in school history, senior forward Cory Conacher of the Canisius College hockey team signed a contract with the Rochester Americans of the AHL on Thursday after completing his career with the Golden Griffins.

A second-team All-Atlantic Hockey selection this season, Conacher led the Griffs with 42 points, 23 goals, eight power-play tallies and four game-winners during his senior campaign. Conacher became the first player in the program's history with two seasons of 40-plus points and 20-plus goals, while his 23 scores are the most in the program's Division I history.

The 2009-10 Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, Conacher finished his career with 12 career, single-season and single-game records. He owns the program's records with 147 career points, 62 career goals and 12 game-winning tallies. Along with the goals mark he set this season, Conacher also set the single-season standards with 53 points and 33 assists during his junior campaign.

The signing of Conacher marks the second-straight year that a Griff joined the Americans after finishing his career. Last season, Carl Hudson inked a deal with Rochester before signing with the Florida Panthers in the offseason.

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