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Connor Hobbs Gives Himself a “10/10” for His First Professional Season
Connor Hobbs throwing a water bottle. (Cory Lyons)
Connor Hobbs, 21, spent his first professional season with the Hershey Bears scoring 16 points in 44 games. Hobbs had a broken left wrist that cut his season short. It was not Hobbs’ first time dealing with an injury, but it was the longest he has been out due to an injury.
Hobbs gave himself a perfect 10 out of 10 for his individual season, despite the team struggles.
“Depending on which way you look at it, I’d say, for me personally, a 10 out of 10. I learned a lot. Developed new relationships with teammates and coaches. I think I got a lot better this year.”
Hobbs realizes that with a new coaching staff coming but called the changes “exciting.” Hobbs has not heard yet from new head coach Spencer Carberry but has heard “nothing but good things about him.”
Hobbs seems determined to make the Caps next season, and with at least one defense spot open he may have a case. Hobbs scored 85 points in 67 games, and was a +30 for the Regina Pats in 2016-17. If Hobbs continues to impress this season, and has a good training camp, do not be surprised if he suits up for Washington this season.