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Newly acquired Lake Erie Monsters forward Mike Connolly had been living without a car during his first professional season, but on the NHL’s trade deadline day of February 27, he was hoping to change that.

“I was on my way to put down a deposit on a car. I had been car-less all year,” said Connolly, a rookie out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Connolly, though, decided against the automobile purchase, and the decision had nothing to do with the car itself. His phone rang on the way to the dealer, and almost immediately, Connolly was re-routed to the airport.

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