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Pro Hockey Notes - The Heir?


Potsdam native Craig Conroy retired on Friday, ending his National Hockey League career as the second-leading scorer among Clarkson players with 542 career points in 1,009 games. Dave Taylor, the former Los Angeles King, is the school's all-time leading NHL player with 1,069 points.
With Conroy gone, the banner of best former Golden Knight in the NHL moves to Erik Cole, who leads all former Clarkson players with 31 points so far this season.
Cole, who left after his junior year in 2000, had a memorable moment the day after Conroy retired, going from one end of the ice to the other to score a game-winning goal in overtime for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Atlanta Thrashers. Here's footage of Cole's goal, followed by his comments to the media:

As mentioned earlier, Conroy's career ended on Friday when he accepted a job with the Calgary Flames as the team's special assistant to the acting general manager. Here's a video tribute the team gave Craig earlier this season on the night he played in his 1,000th game.

Odds and Ends:Two other Golden Knights could be ending their NHL careers in the near future. Todd White is already out of the league, as the New York Rangers sent him to their AHL affiliate in Connecticut last month. Anaheim's Todd Marchant has only scored six assists in 53 games this season. But while two more may be on their way out, defenseman Grant Clitsome may have finally arrived as a full-time NHL player. Clitsome has played in 10 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets and has two goals and six assists, already ranking fourth among Clarkson alums in NHL scoring. ... Chris D'Alvise continues to put up big numbers in the AHL. He added two goals and one assist in two games last week, giving him 23 points in just 33 games with Springfield. ... Chris Blight has moved around a bit this season. He's spent most of the year with Reading of the ECHL, but he's also had short AHL stints with Bridgeport, Worcester and Hershey.
The Stats (name, team games goals-assists points)

Erik Cole, Carolina 53 14-17 31
Chris Clark, Columbus 41 5-9 14
Randy Jones, Tampa Bay 49 1-10 11
Grant Clitsome, Columbus 10 2-6 8
Todd Marchant, Anaheim 53 0-6 6
Willie Mitchell, Los Angeles 28 1-4 5
Kent Huskins, San Jose 43 0-5 5
*Craig Conroy, Calgary 18 2-0 2
*Todd White, NY Rangers 18 1-1 2
Chris D'Alvise, Springfield 32 12-11 23
Steve Zalewski, Worcester, 50 4-17 21
Shawn Weller, Manitoba 40 8-7 15
*Grant Clitsome, Springfield 32 5-10 15
Nick Dodge, Charlotte 41 4-5 9
Todd White, Connecticut 9 3-2 5
Tim Marks, Norfolk 30 3-1 4
Chris Blight
*Bridgeport 13 1-3 4
*Worcester 1 0-2 2
Hershey 1 0-0 0
David Leggio, Portland 14-4-0 2.64 .915 1 shutout
Mark Morris, Manchester 31-16-1-4 (first in Atlantic)
Matt Beca, Florida 42 11-20 31
Chris Blight, Reading 23 9-20 29
Phil Paquet, Florida 46 2-17 19
*Chris D'Alvise, Stockton 12 10-7 17
*Shea Guthrie, Florida 1 0-0 0
Chris Lipsett, Daytona 21 8-13 21
*Kerry Ellis-Toddington, Bloomington 34 5-13 18
*Kyle McNulty, Mississippi 1-4-0 5.40 .822
Kyle McNulty, MIssissippi 8-4-0 2.80 .905 1 shutout
David Cayer, Etoile 22 7-19 26
Mike Sullivan, Deggendorf 37 10-24 34
Rob McFeeters, Kaufbeuren 35 9-23 32
Dave Reid, Munich 44 3-15 18
Max Kolu, TPS Turku 36 2-1 3
United Kingdom
Jay Latulippe, Dundee 19 8-7 15
Mac Faulkner, Alleghe 39 31-25 56

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