We don't really know what would have been in store for the undersized and overachieving Cory Conacher had there been no lockout this season.

Chances are the 22-year-old forward from Burlington, Ont. just may have earned a spot on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster out of training camp. Why not? He has bucked the odds so many times before?

This 5-foot-8, 179-pound kid with the famous hockey surname has endured type 1 diabetes since age eight and has overcome his lack of size on the rink all his life.


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