I've watched Connauton from the get-go, and if there's one thing I would say about him is that he's not an NHL'er. I've watched him play live on multiple occasions and have become completely used to boneheaded plays and flashes of brilliance answered by horrendous defensive play.
He has developed into a better defensive d-man than he once was, but I don't think his game will ever be good enough to be a consistent NHL player. Call-ups? Yup. That's about it though.
He has great offensive instincts but, as a loose comparison, I see him a lot like Bobby Sanguinetti. Good AHL game but it stops there. For him to make it, his offensive game needs to be fantastic and, while he has an incredible knack to get the puck on the net, that portion of his game doesn't appear to be getting better either.
I would take a shot at him in deep leagues (I did in my 24 man dynasty) but, IMO, he's a longshot and won't ever stick. There are smarter minds out there that disagree with me, though.
10tm Dynasty Lg - $70M CAP
G A PTS +/- PIM PPP SOG W GAA SV% SO
C: J. Carter, H Sedin, E. Staal
RW: P. Kane, Stewart
LW: Semin, Couture
D: Pietrangelo, Hamhuis, Subban, Carlson
G: Lundqvist, Price
UTIL: Plekanec, Ennis, Perron, D. Brown
D: B. Smith, Morrow
F: Brassard, Williams, Niederreiter, Little, Okposo, Whitney, Nyquist, Kesler
G: S. Mason, Ward
F - Z. Kassian, Spooner, Kuznetsov, Tatar, Teravainen, Stone, Connolly
D - Matt Dumba