Famous Burlingtonians

Cory Conacher - Professional Hockey Player

Conacher was born in Burlington where he played for the Burlington Eagles and the Burlington Cougars.  He played for Canisius College setting 12 records; and was undrafted until he signed with the AHL Norfolk Admirals in 2011, where he helped them win the Calder Cup.  Conacher played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and SC Bern Switzerland in the National League A. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Cory was named to the All Star team in the 2015 Spengler Cup for his play on Team Canada where he helped them win gold. He received CCM/AHL Player of the Month for  November 2018.