Connecticut – Max Pacioretty
It’s surprisingly difficult to find elite stars from Connecticut right now. Yes, there are a few NFL players but none of them are outstanding. That’s why we’ve opted for this long-serving NHL vet as their best athlete.
Pacioretty has enjoyed a decent hockey career since the Canadiens drafted him in 2007. Eventually, he captained the Montreal franchise and became a fan favorite. He wasn’t the flashiest player on the ice but he is a reliable goalscorer. He’s also played for the Golden Knights and the Hurricanes (via RMNB).