Monday, August 30, 2021

UNH Commit Tyler Muszelik: An Elite 2004 Goalie

Tyler Muszelik
2022 UNH Commit
"He (Muszelik) has decent size and uses it well in his positioning to take away angles from shooters...It was impressive to see him in the shootout where he stopped every shot, and made it look easy along the way." Neutral Zone
"One of the best goaltenders in the country at his age group." Jeff Cox, New England Hockey Journal
Tyler Muszelik Goalie, 6'2", 195 lbs. Catches Left
Hometown: Long Valley, New Jersey
DOB: January 1, 2004; 17 years, 8 months
Neutral Zone Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Current Team: U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
Committed to UNH in March, 2021 at Age 17 years, 2 months.

2020-21 Highlight Reel

Interview

I had an opportunity to interview Tyler Muszelik, via email, about his hockey career and commitment to UNH:

Mike Lowry ("C-H-C"): Congratulations on your commitment to play for the University of New Hampshire. How did you first become interested in UNH?

Tyler Muszelik: I first became interested in UNH while I was playing for the New Jersey Rockets my U15 year. My head coach at the time Noel Rubin had a good relationship with the coach’s at UNH and put me in touch with them and they showed me some videos of the atmosphere at games and what it’s like to play there and I really liked what I saw.

Mike Lowry: What are the main reasons you chose to commit to UNH?

Tyler Muszelik: I chose UNH for a few reasons. I think that it is a special place where everyone is a family. When I went to visit I got that feeling when even the lunch lady’s and the police officers driving by said hi and introduced themselves. I think that is a really special thing.

From the first time I talked to Mike Souza I really liked him and felt that over this past season with Team USA we built a good relationship talking about my games and how things were going and that meant a lot. Finally the Whittemore Center and the atmosphere at the games and how into the games people are, I thought was pretty special and wanted to be a part of it.

Lowry: What other college programs did you consider during the recruiting process? Which schools did you visit and which ones made an offer to you?

Muszelik: I’d say the process for me was a little different then most since COVID hit right during the recruiting time for me. I didn’t have a chance to visit many schools before I went out to Michigan for the (NTDP) season but I did talk with a lot of schools. I wanted to play in the Hockey East so I quickly narrowed it to a few Hockey East schools that I felt were the best fit for me - which were Boston College, Providence and New Hampshire - before coming to a decision.

Lowry: Have you and the UNH coaches agreed on a target date for to you enroll as a freshman at UNH and join the team?

Muszelik: As of now, we are on a plan to enroll after this upcoming U18 season at the NTDP and head into school the fall of 2022.

Lowry: At this stage in your development as a goalie, what are the main strengths of your game? What areas are you trying to improve?

Muszelik: I think my strengths right now are my size, my composure, and my ability to anticipate plays. I am trying to improve on becoming a better skater and being more efficient and making solid simple plays with the puck when playing it.

Lowry: What are your academic strengths and interests? Have you thought about what you might major in when you enroll at UNH?

Muszelik: I have a lot of interest in doing something in the sports world after my days of hockey are over. I am going to go into the business school at UNH as of now.

Neutral Zone Scouting Reports

USHL Goalie Report, January 2021
"Muszelik had a solid game for his team picking up a shootout win while stopping 30 of 34 shots. He has decent size and uses it well in his positioning to take away angles from shooters. He excels at handling the first shot and uses his positioning to make it difficult to beat him on straight-on shots. He did a good job of sealing the post well on dead angle shots as well, as he faced a good amount of attempts from the goal-line angles.
It was impressive to see him in the shootout where he stopped every shot, and made it look easy along the way. He showed great patience and control and forced shooters into uncomfortable situations when they came down. It was a well earned win for Muszelik who played strong and was dominant in the shootout for his team."
USA U17 NTDP vs Soo Eagles, October 2020
"Tyler has good size and moves quickly side to side to make the saves on the cross pass. He will come out of his net and play the puck and move it up ice. He faced 18 shots and posted a shutout. He did make a couple of rebound saves on a chaotic shift. He did make the initial saves and did a good job of controlling his rebounds."

Youth & Junior Hockey Statistics

Player Season Team League GP Wins Loss Ties GAA SV%
Tyler Muszelik (G) 2020-21 US National U17 Overall 23 10 14 0 4.36 .863
USNTDP Juniors USHL 18 5 10 2 4.88 .857
2019-20 New Jersey Rockets 16U USPHL 16U 8 8 0 0 1.39 .869
Playoffs 2 2 0 0 2.28 .896
Team Red USA Select 15 4 - - - 3.00 .919
2018-19 XHP Selects 15 WSI U15 3 - - - 3.60 .867

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

UNH Commits Stiven Sardaryan & Alex Gagne Selected in 2021 NHL Entry Draft

Stiven Sardaryan
2022 UNH Commit
Alex Gagne
Incoming UNH Freshman

2021 NHL Draft Results

In an article posted the day before the 2021 NHL Draft, I guestimated that UNH commit Stiven Sardaryan would be selected in the 5th or 6th Round and incoming UNH freshman Alex Gagne would get picked in the 7th Round. The actual results were even better. Sardaryan, a 6'1", 154 lbs., left-shot forward from St. Petersburg, Russia, was selected in the 3rd Round (88th Overall) by the Buffalo Sabres. That's the highest NHL pick of an UNH commit since defenseman Max Gildon was chosen 66th overall by the Florida Panthers in 2017.

Bedford, New Hampshire native Alex Gagne, a 6'3", 207 lbs., left-shot defenseman, was selected in the 6th Round (192nd Overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning. In last year's NHL Draft, UNH defenseman Luke Reid and forward Filip Engarås were also drafted in the 6th Round.

Post-Draft Analysis

Stiven Sardaryan DOB: February 7, 2003. 18 years, 5 months
2020-21 Team: Red Army Moskow (MHL)
2021-22 Team: Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Made committment to UNH in May, 2021 at Age 18 years, 3 months.
Jerry Forton, Director of Amateur Scouting, Buffalo Sabres
"Stiven Sardaryan is coming over to play in Youngstown in the USHL this year and is committed to the University of New Hampshire. There were numerous schools that were trying to get him over here. He was a player I think the second half of the MHL season and in the playoffs, really emerged, got a little more comfortable playing in the hard areas, being a lighter body himself.

A very talented player who just needs to get a little bit bigger and stronger. A couple years away, obviously, but he's got a good path with a year in the USHL and hopefully, two or three years at the University of New Hampshire."
Ian Moran, Director of Neutral Zone NHL
"It's interesting because he's (Sardaryan) going to UNH, he's super light. Maybe he's getting the advice that he knows he's too light to play in the KHL or VHL. So he's getting the advice to come on over and train and work out and next thing you know, all of a sudden, he's 6'1", 185 lbs. He gets strong as hell on the puck and doesn't lose any speed and turns himself into a real legit NHL prospect. I think he's a kid who will do well at UNH, with his skill level and the big sheet they have there."
Alex Gagne DOB: August 12, 2002. 18 years, 9 months
2020-21 Team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
2021-22 Team: University of New Hampshire (Hockey East)
Made commitment to UNH in May, 2019 at Age 16 years, 9 months.

Ian Moran, Director of Neutral Zone NHL
"He's another kid I thought should have been taken last year. He's out of New Hampshire, he's going to UNH. I think he's a real athletic kid. He's got a good stick, he's got good size. He's patient, he doesn't rush anything. He has a nice, tight gap-stick on the ice and he forces poor decisions.

He's able to put up points but I don't think he's a true offensive guy who's going to run the power play but he's going to be a top 4 guy at UNH next season. When I talked about him last year, going into the USHL, he wasn't playing at the highest level but he just adjusted and did well, and just kept getting better and better.

He's an athletic kid who's got nothing but upside that's going to UNH and going to be playing against all the "beautiful babies" that have been top round picks. He's going to be getting key minutes. I think it's a great get. Honestly, I'm a big fan of how this kid plays. I think he’s got a real chance to play in the NHL and do well."
Michael Wax, The Bolt Report: Tampa Bay Lightning
"The Lightning have so many good defensive defenseman - Ryan McDonagh, Erik Cernak, David Savard - those guys have been great and they've added a little bit of offense to their game to make it more well-rounded. Now Gagne, if he's not going to produce offensively, at the end of the day that's fine. Not all 6th-rounders are going to improve that way.

I think he's got a leg up on a lot of the Syracuse (Crunch/USHL) and Orlando (Solar Bears/ECHL) because he's defensively responsible, he's positionally accurate most of the time, and he's a good skater. Like he can get back into position, which is something we have not said about the majority of these draft picks so far.

I think this could be a really, really good pick for the Lightning. I would say that Dylan Duke is the biggest home run of this draft but Gagne is right up there."

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Will UNH Commit(s) Be Selected in 2021 NHL Entry Draft?

Stiven Sardaryan
Damien Carfagna


Alex Gagne
Jed Baliotti

2021 NHL Entry Draft

This Friday and Saturday, the 32 NHL teams will conduct the 59th Annual Entry Draft. For the second consecutive year, the NHL Draft will use a remote, videoconferencing format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first round is scheduled for 8 PM on Friday with rounds 2-7 beginning at 11 AM on Saturday.

Four young players who have committed to play for the University of New Hampshire are hoping to hear their names called. Two of these players - defensemen Alex Gagne (8/12/02) and Damien Carfagna (12/12/02) - have already signed a National Letter of Intent and Gagne is part of the incoming freshman class. UNH's newest commit, Stiven Sardaryan (2/7/03), and goalie Jed Baliotti (2/7/02) have verbally committed and plan to enroll in Fall, 2022, along with Carfagna.

STIVEN SARDARYAN

Stiven Sardaryan Forward, 6'1", 154 lbs. Shoots Left
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
DOB: February 7, 2003. 18 years, 5 months
2020-21 Team: Red Army Moskow (MHL)
2021-22 Team: Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Committed to UNH: May, 2021 at Age 18 years, 3 months.
Final Draft Rankings
~ NHL Central Scouting Service (May 27, 2021) - #73 among 150 European Skaters.
~ The Draft Analyst (May 26, 2021) - #119 Overall.

Scouting Reports
Steve Kournianos, The Draft Analyst, May, 2021
"An underrated prospect who started to gain notoriety after Central Scouting added him to their updated Watch List, Sardaryan is a strong-skating wing who plays like a pass-first center; mostly because of his clean zone entries that allow him to exploit the tiniest of gaps in opposing coverage. He’s shown impressive vision and pass accuracy over long distances regardless of how much pressure he’s under. Although Krasnaya Armiya was a deep, talented squad, it was Sardaryan who consistently drew attention for his creativity and puck control."
Neutral Zone, July, 2021
"Sardaryan is an intriguing prospect who we had ranked late on our draft board but he’s the type of player who could go much higher given his size, athleticism and puck skill. He hasn’t even begun to grow into his frame yet at 6’1” 155lbs yet he still has straight line speed, he can get in on the forecheck and pressure defenders and has a long reach to break up passes and disrupt. He has a clever stick along the boards, he’s skilled off the cycle and can create offense both off the rush and in zone.

He plays high on the power play, able to feed passes into the slot and to the backdoor and also work the give and go with his points or the low man and has a powerful one-timer he can score from the top circles. He handles the puck well with his head up looking to make a play and he has the dual ability to protect pucks and burrell his way to the net or make a slick move 1v1 and get around defenders. Talented prospect who has long term potential and just scratching the surface; he was drafted in the second round of the USHL Entry Draft with the plan to play University hockey in the states."
My Best Guess -> Selection in 5th or 6th Round
Pros:
~ Dual threat to score or assist (see video highlights).
~ Prototypical NHL height with time to bulk up.
~ Taking established route to North American pros: USHL->NCAA->NHL.
Cons:
~ Very recent recognition of pro potential by scouting community.
~ Moscow junior hockey during pandemic meant limited viewing opportunities.

DAMIEN CARFAGNA

Damien Carfagna Defenseman, 5'11", 168 lbs. Shoots Left
Hometown: Wood Ridge, New Jersey
DOB: December 12, 2002. 18 years, 7 months
2020-21 Team: Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
2021-22 Team: Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Committed to UNH: January, 2020 at Age 17 years, 1 month.
Final Draft Ranking
~ Elite Prospects (June, 2021) - #105 Overall.

Scouting Reports
Elite Prospects, June, 2021
"At first glance, Damien Carfagna’s profile doesn’t scream NHL prospect. His 18 points in 50 games hardly register as a blip on the production radar, and he’s a December 2002. Dig a little closer, and there are reasons to be excited about his NHL odds. Defense is Carfagna’s dimension, ensuring attackers have no room to breathe when he’s on the ice. Non-stop scanning and on-the-hip positioning allows him to outright eliminate players. In transition, he keeps his gaps tight, drives plays to the perimeter, then swings across and gets the break up. With physicality and communication, he’s a relatively complete defender in the USHL.

Carfagna’s NHL odds depend on skill improvement. At the very least, he has to get close to NHL average as a skater. With skill development, perhaps he becomes a bottom-pairing defender."
Neutral Zone, March 26, 2021
"Carfagna is a first year junior player out of New England prep and looks to be taking his game to another level here. The late ‘02 is light and agile on his feet, he can move quick in every direction and has savvy passing ability. He thinks the game at pace, he can make quick decisions under pressure and has slick hands to make every pass. He was aggressive at the offensive blue line pinching down to keep pucks in and activating from the line to join the offense. He can walk opponents and get shots to the net and has a deceptively powerful release given his size/frame.

Carfagna stretched the ice a few times with precise passes through the neutral zone to spring odd man rushes and is a skilled, witty puck mover. He was a breakout machine which isn’t easy given the speed of the Steel roster and he’s patient with the puck not forcing or rushing his progressions. Wouldn’t shock us if he’s on some NHL teams radar this season especially if he gets stronger and improves his defensive zone game."
My Best Guess -> Possible Late 7th Round Pick
Pros:
~ Made successful jump from New England prep to USHL.
~ One scouting agency - Elite Prospects - ranked him a 3rd Round pick.
Cons:
~ Relatively undersized for an NHL defenseman prospect.
~ Only one scouting agency ranked him as potential draft pick.
~ May need one more season to demonstrate excellence.

ALEX GAGNE

Alex Gagne Defenseman, 6'3", 207 lbs. Shoots Left
Hometown: Bedford, New Hampshire
DOB: August 12, 2002. 18 years, 9 months
2020-21 Team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
2021-22 Team: University of New Hampshire (Hockey East)
Committed to UNH: May, 2019 at Age 16 years, 9 months.
Final Draft Ranking
~ McKeen's Hockey (June, 2021) - #204 Overall.

Scouting Reports
McKeen's Hockey, June, 2021
"Speaking of the USHL’s most improved players, look no further than Alex Gagne of Muskegon. The 6’3, 200lbs defender tripled his offensive output from a year ago when he was not even on the draft radar as one of the younger players available (as an August birthday). If there is one thing that NHL scouts love it is significant progression from players in their draft +1 year (more so than their draft +2 years). The New Hampshire commit led the USHL in +/- (+35) this year among defenders and should be highly coveted in July."
Neutral Zone, March 26, 2021
"Tall, long, athletic defender who came to Muskegon from Cedar Rapids who couldn’t field a team this season because of COVID. He (Gagne) is stronger this year and tougher to play against defensively and showed nice defensive zone awareness picking up bodies in the net front and protecting the backdoor. He doesn’t get lost watching the puck carrier and takes care of his space and can shadow opponents and stay on them around the net. He used his reach to his advantage keeping a puck in the zone and breaking up a pass into the slot.

He showed some poise on the breakout when pressured to wait the extra second to make a pass but he did throw a few pucks away and missed a pass in the neutral zone which just showed he’s still a bit raw but ceiling is high. A more rounded defender, Gagne looks to be on the right path and has major late bloomer potential."
My Best Guess -> Selection in 7th Round
Pros:
~ In 2nd year of NHL Draft eligibility, became a top USHL defenseman.
~ Has offensive upside (see video highlights).
~ Prototypical NHL defenseman body.
Cons:
~ Only two scouting agencies - McKeen's Hockey, Neutral Zone - acknowledge draft potential.

JED BALIOTTI

Jed Baliotti Goalie, 6'3", 185 lbs. Catches Left
Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut
DOB: Februrary 2, 2002. 19 years, 5 months
2020-21 Team: Northern Cyclones (NCDC)
2021-22 Team: TBD
Committed to UNH: April, 2020 at Age 18 years, 2 months.
Final Draft Rankings
~ NHL Central Scouting Service (May 27, 2021) - #24 among 32 North American Goalies.

Scouting Reports
Neutral Zone, February, 2021
"Jed was great in his second game with the Cyclones notching his first victory. The UNH commit had excellent rebound control limiting the chances for the Thunder. Jed is a big goaltender that takes away a lot of the net for shooters. He moves extremely well always staying compact and never appearing to be out of position. Both of the goals he gave up came through traffic in the high slot. Jed made some big stops late in the game securing the victory for the Cyclones.
My Best Guess -> Possible Late 7th Round Pick
Pros:
~ Prototypical NHL goalie frame.
~ Nearly identical NHL CSS ranking as Ty Taylor (#25), a 7th Round pick in 2018.
Cons:
~ Average performance in 2020-21.
~ Only one scouting agency - NHL CSS - ranked him as potential draft pick.
~ May need one more season to demonstrate excellence.


Saturday, June 19, 2021

UNH Commits Update 6-19-2021: Final 2020-21 Statistics & Awards

Robert Cronin
Alex Gagne


Will Margel
Morgan Winters

News & Notes

Final Statistics:

~ All of the players committed to the University of New Hampshire have completed their 2020-21 seasons. The last to finish the season was 2022 commit Morgan Winters. He and the Kenai River Brown Bears were eliminated in the second round of the North American Hockey League playoffs on June 13th. Winters averaged a point per game in both the regular season (13G, 20A, 34 Games) and playoffs (3G, 2A, 6 Games).

~ Among all UNH commits, Will Margel was the leading scorer. In 37 regular season games with the NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks, Margel averaged 1.38 points per game (23 Goals, 28 Assists). In 5 playoff games, he averaged 2.0 points per game (2 Goals, 8 Assists).

~ 2022 commit Cy LeClerc was the second leading scorer, averaging 1.11 points per game (11 Goals, 20 Assists) in 28 regular season games with the Islanders Hockey Club in the National Collegiate Development Conference. LeClerc began the season with the Wenatchee Wild in the British Columbia Hockey League but their season was cancelled due to COVID-19. LeClerc joined the Islanders at the end of November.

Awards:

~ 2021 commit Robert Cronin was named to the 2020-21 All-USHL Third Team. Here's the official announcement by the Dubuque Fighting Saints:
"Cronin, who will begin his collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire next season, was one of the league’s top goal scorers. His 28 goals finished tops on the Saints roster, and fifth-most in the league. When the team’s playoff hopes were on the line, his game elevated to another level. He scored three goals and four assists in a weekend sweep of the Green Bay Gamblers in the final two games of the season to cement the team’s playoff berth.

'It’s a great accomplishment and I’m extremely honored to be awarded it. Though, this isn’t just a solo award. It wouldn’t have been possible without my teammates and coaches, as they helped make it true,' Cronin said. 'From where we started at to finishing above .500 and clinching a playoff spot in a shortened season and a tough Eastern Conference really is amazing, and I love this group for their resilience all year. It was an amazing end to my junior career and I’m so happy to be a Saint for Life.'

'Robert showed signs of the offensive output last season that we benefitted from this season. However, he found himself behind others, and to his credit, he worked. To me, this is a very big deal,' said head coach Oliver David. 'He returned focused, stronger, and wanting to earn more. He worked at his game. Easier said than done. We all say it, but he did it. I’m so proud of him, and happy he rightfully gets recognized by the USHL as an All-Star.'

The Massachusetts native took a massive jump in his development from year one to year two in his USHL career. Cronin scored just two goals and eight points in 44 games last season as mostly a depth player, but finished the 2020–21 season with 54 points in 48 games as one of the Saints’ top-line threats. Of his 28 goals, ten of them were scored on the power play, and three of them proved to be game-winning goals."
~ 2021 commit Alex Gagne was also named to the 2020-21 All-USHL Third Team. Here's the announcement by the Muskegon Lumberjacks:
"Gagne was named to the All-USHL third team following a season that saw him at (or near) the top of the league in plus-minus virtually all year. Gagne finished with a +35 rating, a Muskegon franchise record.

Gagne also chipped in 26 points offensively, but was praised most highly by Jacks Head Coach Mike Hamilton for his defensive prowess. Down the stretch and throughout the playoffs, Gagne played on Muskegon’s top defensive pair alongside Kyle Aucoin, a duo that Hamilton regularly called the best in the league.

Gagne is committed to the University of New Hampshire and is expected to suit up for the Wildcats next season."
~ 2021 commit Will Margel was named to the 2020-21 NAHL All East Division Team. Margel finished the regular season as the leading scorer in the North American Hockey League. From the time he moved from the Lincoln Stars (USHL) to the Johnstown Tomahawks at the end of December, Margel scored 23 goals and 28 assists in 37 games. Margel's 1.38 points per regular season game was the best in the league. Although he played in up to 19 fewer regular season games than most NAHL players, he still tied for 10th in points, T-7th in goals, and T-4th in power play points (4 PPG + 14 PPA). The Johnstown Tomahawks were eliminated in the opening round of the NAHL Playoffs. Margel lead the team in scoring with 2 goals and 8 assists in 5 playoff games.

~ 2022 commit Morgan Winters was named to the 2020-21 All-NAHL Rookie 2nd Team and the Midwest Division All-Rookie Team. Winters was the 5th leading scorer among all NAHL rookies with a scoring average of 0.97 points per regular season game (13G, 20A, 34 Games).

~ 2021 commit Colton Huard and the Chicago Steel won the 2021 Clark Cup Championship. The 6'4", 196 lbs., right-shot defensemen distributed 3 assists in 8 playoff games and with a +4 rating. Huard finished the USHL's regular season with a +/- rating of +34 - the second best rating among all USHL defensemen and 3rd best overall.

NCAA Division I Transfer Portal:

~ On May 24th, UNH received it's second commitment through the transfer portal. 23-year-old David Fessenden (DOB: 4/30/98), a 6'6", 230 lbs., sophomore goalie for the University of Alabama-Huntsville will join the UNH goalie squad this season. In the 2020-21 season, Fessenden posted a record of 3-11-1 in 16 NCAA games. His goals against average was 2.94 with a save percentage of .910.

2020-21 Statistics

Player NZ** Stars Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM +/-
2021 Commits
Harrison Blaisdell
3/18/01 (F)
4.5 North Dakota NCHC 19 0 4 4 10 +6
David Fessenden
4/30/98 (G)
3.5 Alabama-Huntsville WCHA 16 3 11 1 2.94 .910
Robert Cronin*
8/15/00 (F)
4.0 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 48 28 24 52 54 +10
Playoffs 2 0 1 1 6 -1
Alex Gagne*
8/12/02 (D)
4.25 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 53 3 23 26 24 +35
Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -1
Colton Huard
11/27/00 (D)
4.0 Chicago Steel USHL 53 3 18 21 34 +34
Playoffs 8 0 3 3 2 +4
Will Margel*
3/16/01 (F)
3.75 Johnstown Tomahawks NAHL 32 21 23 44 6 +12
Playoffs 5 2 8 10 0 +2
Lincoln Stars USHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Connor Sweeney*
5/5/00 (F)
3.5 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 26 1 11 12 10 -
Playoffs 3 1 3 4 0 -
Trail Smoke Eaters BCHLPre 9 4 6 10 6 -
2021 or '22 Commits
Nicolas Ardanaz*
5/30/02 (D)
4.25 West Kelowna Warriors BCHL Pod 20 1 9 10 6 -
BCHLPre 13 1 6 7 2 -
Liam Devlin
1/7/01 (F)
3.75 Omaha Lancers USHL 48 12 9 21 102 +2
Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2 -1
Chicago Steel USHL 1 0 0 0 6 0
John Evans
4/8/02 (F)
4.5 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 22 3 6 9 0 +4
West Kelowna Warriors BCHLPre 13 6 9 15 6 -
2022 Commits
Jed Baliotti
2/7/02 (G)
3.75 Northern Cyclones NCDC 8 2 5 0 3.82 .879
Playoffs 2 1 1 0 2.76 .917
Green Bay Gamblers USHL 0 - - - - -
Damien Carfagna*
12/12/02 (D)
3.75 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 50 6 12 18 18 +13
Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -1
Cy LeClerc
8/17/02 (F)
3.75 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 28 11 20 31 10 -
Playoffs 5 2 0 2 0 -
All Star Game 1 0 2 2 0 -
Wenatchee Wild BCHLPre - - - - - -
Tyler Muszelik
7/1/04 (G)
4.0 US National U17 USDP 25 10 14 0 4.36 .863
USNTDP Juniors USHL 18 5 10 2 4.88 .857
Cade Penney*
3/23/01 (D)
3.75 New Jersey Titans NAHL 29 0 10 10 22 +6
Playoffs 5 0 2 2 8 -1
Omaha Lancers USHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
Green Bay Gamblers USHL 14 0 2 2 0 +6
David Sacco*
1/3/02 (F)
3.75 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 4 2 2 4 39 -
Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 -
Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 6 0 0 0 2 +1
Stiven Sardaryan
2/7/03 (F)
- Red Army Moscow MHL 50 9 21 30 2 +7
Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
JP Turner*
1/31/03 (F)
4.25 Avon Old Farms NE Prep 4 3 2 5 - -
Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 21 4 0 4 18 0
Morgan Winters
12/8/01 (F)
3.5 Kenai River Brown Bears NAHL 34 13 20 33 31 +3
Playoffs 6 3 2 5 6 0
Tri-City Storm USHL 4 1 0 1 0 +1
2022 or '23 Commits
Brendan Fitzgerald
10/26/03 (D)
4.0 Governor's Academy NE Prep - - - - - -
Nick Ring
10/26/03 (F)
3.75 Boston Advantage NCDC 43 13 8 21 10 -
Playoffs 3 0 2 2 2 -
All Star Game 1 2 2 4 0 -
* = Signed National Letter of Intent
** = Neutral Zone 5-Star Rating
NOTE
The statistics for the commits, presented in the above table, are categorized by the projected year they will enroll in UNH. For example, the "2021 Commits" are projected to begin playing for UNH in the Fall of 2021. I have based these projections on the following factors:
~ Number of UNH players leaving the team at the end of the previous season and the position they played.
~ If a National Letter of Intent has been signed.
~ The year the commit and UNH coaches originally targeted for enrollment in UNH.
~ How old the commit would be upon admission.
~ Number of years in junior hockey prior to admission.
~ The commit's performance in recent seasons as well as injuries.
~ Anticipated date of high school graduation.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

UNH Commit Stiven Sardaryan: An Outstanding Playmaker

Stiven Sardaryan
2022 UNH Commit
"Sardaryan is a very creative wing and he can also play center. You gotta watch this kid play. He's a strong, powerful, low center of gravity...He's an outstanding playmaker." Steve Kournianos, The Draft Analyst, December, 2020
Stiven Sardaryan Forward, 6'1", 154 lbs. Shoots Left
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
DOB: February 7, 2003 18 years, 5 months
Current Team: Red Army Moskow (MHL)
                       ~ Forward
Commits to UNH: May, 2021 at Age 18 years, 4 months.

2020-21 Season Highlight Reel

Interview

I had an opportunity to interview Stiven Sardaryan, via email, about his hockey career and commitment to UNH:

Mike Lowry ("C-H-C"): Congratulations on your commitment to play for the University of New Hampshire. How did you first become interested in UNH?

Stiven Sardaryan: Thank you for your congratulations. I am really pleased to learn and play for the University of New Hampshire. I've always liked the NCAA games, it's very serious and strong hockey.

I have looked through dozens of UNH game clippings. Personally, I have not been to the matches. But during a video conference with UNH, the coaches showed us everything both on video and at the presentation. It was super. They were distinguished by their special spirit, student energy, beautiful show and the excitement of numerous, real fans.

Mike Lowry: As a rising star with Krasnaya Armiya Moskva (Red Army Moscow) in the Molodyozhnaya Hokkeinaya Liga (Junior Hockey League), you have many options in Russia, other European countries, and North America to pursue your hockey career. What hockey leagues, other than the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), did you consider joining?

Stiven Sardaryan: I've played in Russia for CSKA Red Army (Moscow). I did not consider other offers in Russia, as I played in one of the best teams in the youth league and I had an unfinished contract. In 2021, there were several offers from the QMJHL, WHL, and OHL of the Canadian Youth Hockey League also from North America. All the offers were from decent teams, but already at the beginning of the year I was very keen on the offer to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Of course, any hockey player aspires to play in the NHL, I also decided for myself that the most ideal place to prepare for the NHL and at the same time get the necessary education is in the NCAA.

Lowry: What are the main reasons you chose to commit to the NCAA, in general, and UNH, in particular?

Sardaryan: The NCAA is a good technical training base for athletes with professional coaches and already trained, mature players. It also provides good opportunities to simultaneously study and train without any loss of quality. Every year, the NCAA becomes more popular and the percentage of players in the NHL who played NCAA hockey increases.

As for the choice of a specific university, the University of New Hampshire, several aspects played a role. In the proposal from UNH, I saw specific goals, objectives, a great desire and faith to realize this together with me. We had very pleasant, rather frank and long negotiations with Coach Mike Souza and Assistant Jeff Giuliano. Their presentation interested me very much. I think they are real professionals and love their job very much. They know what they want from me and I know that I can give it to them.

Lowry: What other college programs in the United States did you consider during the recruiting process? Which schools did you visit and which ones made an offer to you?

Sardaryan: In choosing a university, we thought for a long time, consulted my family and 100% decided that my path would be connected with the University of New Hampshire and I am very glad that everything turned out to be successful.

Lowry: Have you and the UNH coaches agreed on a target date for you to enroll as a freshman at the University of New Hampshire and join the team?

Sardaryan: In the month of May, I signed my contract with CSKA Red Army and signed an agreement with the UNH coach to join the team and enroll at the University of New Hampshire in 2022. We came to a general agreement that before I start playing for UNH and study at the university, I need to spend a year in the United States Hockey League (USHL). It will allow me to get used to the climate, to the terrain, to prepare physically and improve my English.

I want to especially thank the Coaches of the Men’s Hockey team at the University of New Hampshire. Coach Mike Souza and Assistant Jeff Giuliano were very helpful in finding a suitable United State Hockey (USHL) team where I will be spending the next season in the USA before I enroll at the university in Fall, 2022.

Lowry: On May 27th, you were selected by the Youngstown Phantoms in the second round (16th overall) of the United State Hockey League Phase II Draft. Do you plan on signing with Youngstown and playing there next season?

Sardaryan: A few days before the USHL Draft, we had to get acquainted with several team coaches, to consider their proposal. Thanks to the Youngstown team for choosing me in the draft. They also managed to acquire other good players in this draft and I am sure this year will be a triumphant one for Youngstown.

We also had a long conversation with Brad Patterson Head Coach and General Manager of the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. With both the Youngstown Phantoms and New Hampshire coaches, we understand each other well, we understand what we can do, what we want and we are confident that we will achieve our goals. In the Youngstown Phantoms' team, we have one goal - to win the 2021-22 trophy and I'm going there for that!

Lowry: This past season, your first in the MHL, you were the fifth leading scorer for Krasnaya Armiya with 9 goals and 21 assists in 50 games. At this stage in your hockey development, what are the main strengths of your game? What areas are you trying to improve?

Sardaryan: Last year, unfortunately, I had to miss a lot of games due to COVID-19. I am not happy with the results of last season, I did not have the opportunity to fully realize myself. As for the strongest sides, but if you can call it the strongest, then I like to play with my head and hands. I can see the field of play from above like a chessboard. I like to play beautifully and most importantly effectively.

As a teenager, my father regularly took me to chess matches and explained that it was important for hockey and now I understand why. Perhaps these are my good qualities and I use it successfully. It is important for me that the coaches of the teams where I am going to play see and understand these qualities and have invited me to play because of them. They understand that with the right partners, our link can be an unconditional checkmate on the opponent's goals.

As for what else to work on, there is always something to do. This season I will pay special attention to physical development. I need to gain some muscle mass.

Lowry: The National Hockey League's Central Scouting Service has ranked you the 72nd international skater under consideration for the 2021 NHL Draft. What would it mean to you to be drafted by an NHL team?

Sardaryan: Being selected in the NHL Draft is a chance to get into the NHL and above all a great responsibility to those who believe in me. And I would use this opportunity with dignity and would try to justify all expectations.

Lowry: What are your academic strengths and interests? Have you thought about what you might major in when you enroll at UNH?

Sardaryan: My strengths in studies are good memory and ability to concentrate. I can quickly prioritize assignments, learn and remember easily. English will be very easy, and I want to choose a course in business and management at the university.

Scouting Report
"Sardaryan is a very creative wing and he can also play center. You gotta watch this kid play. He's a strong, powerful, low center of gravity...He's an outstanding playmaker. He's a pass-first kind of wing. I love pass-first wings because you know if they had to finish, they would. I love those play making wings. They're on the puck and look like a center and skate like a center. They also contribute on the defensive end, positioning themselves properly, stick on the ice, swinging back and forth trying to take away the passing lanes. This kid does it all." Steve Kournianos, The Draft Analyst, December, 2020

Youth & Junior Hockey Statistics

Player Season Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM +/-
Stiven Sardaryan (F) 2020-21 Red Army Moscow MHL 50 9 21 30 2 +7
Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
CSKA Moscow U18 Russia U18 6 6 8 14 6 -
Playoffs 4 2 5 7 2 -
2019-20 CSKA Moscow U18 Russia U18 24 28 57 85 4 -
Playoffs 10 4 18 22 4 -
CSKA Moscow U17 Russia U17 23 12 23 35 18 -
2018-19 CSKA Moscow U18 Russia U18 1 0 2 2 0 -
CSKA Moscow U16 Russia U16 27 11 24 35 8 -

Monday, May 17, 2021

Eric MacAdams Will Return to UNH Next Season

Eric MacAdams
Returning to UNH
"You see Eric MacAdams tonight, he wears his heart on his sleeve all the time and I thought he was outstanding tonight." UNH Head Coach Mike Souza, March 13, 2021
UNH senior forward Eric MacAdams, winner of the Robert A. Kullen Unsung Player Award for the second consecutive season, will return to the Wildcats in the 2021-22 season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all NCAA Division I hockey players were granted an extra year of eligibility. MacAdams joins goalie Mike Robinson as the only UNH seniors coming back for their 5th season.

With 5 goals, including 2 power play goals, and 5 assists in 17 games, MacAdams was the 6th leading scorer on the 2020-21 UNH squad. He also tallied the 6th most UNH points (33 Games, 7 Goals, 11 Assists) in the 2019-20 season.

MacAdams came up big in both 2021 Hockey East playoff games. In the opening round victory at the University of Maine, he gave UNH a 2-0 lead with a power play goal in the second period. Parked in front of the UMaine goalie, MacAdams banged a backhander and cleaned up the rebound. The 7-2 win against Maine set up a quarterfinal matchup against #1-ranked Boston College in Chestnut Hill.

BC jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. MacAdams got UNH on the board early in the second period with a wrister from the top of the slot. Less than 3 minutes later, MacAdams deked past a BC defender along the halfwall and backhanded a centering pass to freshman defenseman Luke Reid who also ripped a wrist shot home. UNH outshot BC 28-22 over the final two periods but could not tie it up.

Here are the video highlights of Eric MacAdams scoring in the 2021 Hockey East playoffs:

Interview

I had an opportunity to interview Eric MacAdams, via email, about next season at UNH:

Mike Lowry ("C-H-C"): Congratulations on the decision to return to UNH for your 5th year of NCAA eligibility. What are the main reasons you chose to play one more season in Durham?

Eric MacAdams: Thank you. Being given the extra year of eligibility due to Covid was something when I first heard about, I was very excited. When given that opportunity I knew I had one more chance to develop my game, and make a Championship run, so I had to take it.

Lowry: Did you consider pursuing a professional hockey career next year and/or transferring to another college as a graduate student? If so, why did you decide against those options?

MacAdams: Pursuing a professional hockey career is definitely a goal of mine, but when given this opportunity I thought one more year of development and being with my coaches was the smart thing to do.

Entering the transfer portal was never a thought for me. UNH has always been home, and they've provided me with every resource and more I could've asked for so far in my four years. There's a lot of unfinished business here at UNH. We can compete with anyone, and I know we are excited to get it started.

Lowry: What academic opportunity will you pursue next year?

MacAdams: I am in the process of deciding on a certificate program. But, thanks to Joanne Maldari (Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support) it has been a smooth process.

Lowry: You played some of your best hockey of the season in the two Hockey East Playoff games. You scored a goal in the 7-2 win against Maine and sparked a comeback in the 3-2 loss to Boston College, scoring UNH's first goal and assisting on the second goal. UNH has had limited playoff success in your first four years. How do you plan to help turn that around and what will the team need to improve on to make a deep run in the 2022 Hockey East playoffs?

MacAdams: As a team we always say, "just one game at a time". Staying in the present moment is a huge key for us. We realize what it takes to make it to the Hockey East playoffs and take a deep run, we have a ton of leadership and heart, and the older guys lead by example. We are excited to get the season going because here at UNH, we have something to prove.

Friday, April 30, 2021

UNH Commits Update 4-30-2021: Spotlight on Margel, Cronin, Gagne & Huard

Will Margel
Robert Cronin


Alex Gagne
Colton Huard

News & Notes

NCAA Division I Transfer Portal:

~ On April 14, 2021, the NCAA Division I Council made the transformative decision to allow all Division I athletes the right to transfer to a different D-I program without sitting out a season or sacrificing a year of eligibility. Earlier this week, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors officially ratified the "one-time transfer rule". In anticipation of this legislative change, dozens of current college hockey players have entered the D-I transfer portal with the goal of playing for a different school in the 2021-22 season.

So far, two graduating UNH seniors have entered the portal and arranged a transfer to another school. Benton Maass (defenseman) is set to transfer to Minnesota State Univerity, Mankato and Kohei Sato (forward) will transfer to Bentley College. In addition, junior Ty Taylor (goalie) has entered the transfer portal but has not yet established a transfer.

~ UNH has received it's first commitment in the new, one-time transfer era. Harrison Blaisdell, a 5’11”, 190 lbs., left-shot center/winger in his sophomore year at the University of North Dakota, has agreed to transfer to UNH for the Fall of 2021. Blaisdell (DOB: 3/18/2001), who just turned 20 in March, was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 5th round of the 2019 NHL Draft (#134 overall).

In two seasons with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, Blaisdell played in 51 games scoring 2 goals, 14 assists and posting a +16 rating. He has three years of NCAA eligibility left. Blaisdell arrived at Grand Forks as a highly touted prospect who played two seasons of junior hockey with the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League. As a 17-year-old in 2018-19, his last season with Chilliwack, Blaisdell scored 35 goals and 28 assists in 62 regular season games. He tied for 5th in BCHL goal-scoring and was T-5th in power play goals. He added 2 goals and 3 assists in Chilliwack's 11-game run to the quarterfinals of the BCHL Playoffs. Neutral_Zone rated Blaisdell a 4.5 Star prospect.

North American Hockey League:

~ The NAHL regular season will end on May 16th. The teams have from 5 to 8 games remaining. The NAHL Playoffs are scheduled to begin on June 18th with the Robertson Cup awarded on June 22nd.

~ WILL MARGEL is the leading scorer in the North American Hockey League. From the time he moved from the Lincoln Stars (USHL) to the Johnstown Tomahawks at the end of December, Margel has scored 21 goals and 23 assists in 32 games. Margel's 1.38 points per game is the best in the league and comfortably ahead of 2nd place Charlie Schoen (1.15 points per game), an Arizona State commit. Although Margel has played in up to 18 fewer games than most NAHL players, he is still tied for 7th in points, T-5th in goals, and T-4th in power play points (4 PPG + 12 PPA).

The addition of Margel helped boost Johnstown's record to 33-9-5 and the Tomahawks have clinched first place in the East Division. Since the beginning of March, Margel has been red hot. In the last 17 games, the 5'9", 170 lbs., left-shot center/winger has scored 16 goals, including 3 game-winners, distributed 13 assists and compiled a +12 rating. He was named the NAHL Forward of the Month for March.

This highlight reel shows Margel's overtime, game-winning goal against the Maryland Black Bears on March 13th, game-winners against the Northeast Generals on March 20th and New Jersey Titans on April 16th, plus the breakaway goal he scored in the Tomahawk's last game against the Maine Nordiques:



United States Hockey League:

~ The USHL completed it's regular season on April 24th. Four teams in the Eastern Conference and four in the Western Conference advanced to the USHL Playoffs. The best-of-3 Quarterfinal series begin on April 30th. Six UNH Commits playing in the USHL are on teams which qualified for the playoffs.

~ Last weekend, ROBERT CRONIN and the Dubuque Fighting Saints entered the final 2 games of the season needing to win one and probably both games to qualify for the USHL Playoffs. As the team's leading scorer and goal scorer, Cronin rose to the occasion. On Friday against the third-place Green Bay Gamblers, Cronin scored his 9th power play goal midway through the first period then tallied the game-winner late in the period. He also distributed 3 assists and earned the #1 Star. In the regular season finale on Saturday, the Fighting Saints nursed a 1-0 lead late into the second period. Once again, Cronin came through with his 10th power play goal of the season to secure the 2-0 victory and the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

Across the final two wins, Cronin registered 8 shots on goal, 3 goals, 4 assists and a +4 rating. Here are all three of his goals:



As a senior at The Gunnery two seasons ago, Cronin tallied the second most points (19G 35A 54Pts 31Gms) in New England Prep Hockey. Last season, his first for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL, Cronin's scoring tailed off to 2 goals and 6 assists in 44 games. In the 2020-21 regular season, Cronin became one of the elite scorers in the USHL. Cronin's 28 goals in 48 games ties him for 5th in USHL goal-scoring. The 10 power play goals are tied for 3rd in the league as are his 2 short-handed goals. His 52 points are the 11th most in the USHL.

Several high-scoring, former UNH stars were also top scorers in their final USHL season. Rob Cronin's scoring in his final USHL regular season compares favorably. Consider his 1.08 points per game (PtsPG) and .58 goals per game (GPG). These three All-Americans had similar averages in their USHL season just prior to enrolling at UNH: Andrew Poturalski (1.07 PtsPG/.45 GPG), Tyler Kelleher (.84 PtsPG/.47 GPG), and Trevor Smith (1.15 PtsPG/.49 GPG). Two members of the UNH Century Club (100 or more points at UNH) also had comparable offensive production in their final USHL season: Phil DeSimone (1.21 PtsPG/.43 GPG) and Jacob Micflikier (1.15 PtsPG/.51 GPG). It'll be interesting to see if Cronin's scoring touch will also carry over into D-I hockey.

~ ALEX GAGNE finished the USHL's regular season with a +/- rating of +35 - the best among all USHL defensemen and 2nd best in the league. Gagne, an 18-year-old from Bedford, NH, is a 6'3", 207 lbs., left-shot defenseman. He improved his offensive output from 2 goals, 6 assists in 38 games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders last season, to 3 goals and 23 assists in 53 games this season. One of his offensive strengths is pinching down from the blueline and getting involved in the offensive play. This is illustrated in the video highlight from a game against the Youngstown Phantoms on April 16th:



The Muskegon Lumberjacks finished in second place in the Eastern Conference and will face the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL quarterfinals. Alex Gagne will compete against fellow UNH Commit Damien Carfagna, also a left-shot defenseman.

~ COLTON HUARD (DOB: 11/27/00) finished the USHL's regular season with a +/- rating of +34, just one point behind Alex Gagne. That's the second best rating among all USHL defensemen and 3rd overall. Like Gagne, Huard is a big, mobile defenseman at 6'4", 196 lbs. The addition of both of them next season should help improve UNH's defense which finished second worst in Hockey East (3.95 Goals Against per Game) last season.

Huard scored 3 goals and 18 assists in 53 games with the Chicago Steel. Like Gagne, Huard has some agility in the offensive zone and can help set up scoring plays. This video highlight from an April 3rd contest between Chicago and Dubuque shows Huard carrying the puck down to the faceoff circle and dishing a tape-to-tape pass to his teammate in the slot.



The Chicago Steel finished in first place in the Eastern Conference and will compete against UNH Commits Robert Cronin, John Evans and the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL quarterfinals.

~ LIAM DEVLIN (DOB: 1/7/01) and the Omaha Lancers finished the USHL's regular season in second place in the Western Conference. Throughout April, they jockeyed with Tri-City, Sioux City, Fargo and Des Moines for one of the four playoff berths. Devlin, a 5'11', 189 lbs., left-shot forward from Needham, MA, helped the Lancers win 6 of their last 7 games. Over that stretch, Devlin scored 3 goals and 3 assists with a +/- rating of +5.

Overall, in 48 games, Devlin scored 12 goals, 8 assists and posted a +1 rating. Last season, he registered 6 goals, 2 assists, and +5 in 36 games with the Chicago Steel. On May 1st, the Omaha Lancers will begin the USHL Quarterfinals series against the third place Sioux City Musketeers.

2020-21 Statistics

Player NZ** Stars Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM +/-
2021 Commits
Harrison Blaisdell
3/18/01 (F)
4.5 North Dakota NCHC 19 0 4 4 10 +6
Robert Cronin*
8/15/00 (F)
4.0 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 48 28 24 52 54 +10
John Evans
4/8/02 (F)
4.5 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 22 3 6 9 0 +4
West Kelowna Warriors BCHLPre 13 6 9 15 6 -
Alex Gagne*
8/12/02 (D)
4.25 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 53 3 23 26 24 +35
Colton Huard
11/27/00 (D)
4.0 Chicago Steel USHL 53 3 18 21 34 +34
Will Margel*
3/16/01 (F)
3.75 Johnstown Tomahawks NAHL 32 21 23 44 6 +12
Lincoln Stars USHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Jack Ring
12/18/00 (F)
3.5 New Jersey Titans NAHL 47 7 17 24 12 -6
Connor Sweeney*
5/5/00 (F)
3.5 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 26 1 11 12 10 -
Playoffs 3 1 3 4 0 -
Trail Smoke Eaters BCHLPre 9 4 6 10 6 -
2021 or '22 Commits
Nicolas Ardanaz*
5/30/02 (D)
4.25 West Kelowna Warriors BCHL Pod 14 0 4 4 6 -
BCHLPre 13 1 6 7 2 -
Jed Baliotti
2/7/02 (G)
3.75 Northern Cyclones NCDC 8 2 5 0 3.82 .879
Green Bay Gamblers USHL 0 - - - - -
Liam Devlin
1/7/01 (F)
3.75 Omaha Lancers USHL 47 12 8 20 102 +2
Chicago Steel USHL 1 0 0 0 6 0
Cade Penney*
3/23/01 (D)
3.5 New Jersey Titans NAHL 24 0 10 10 18 +5
Omaha Lancers USHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
Green Bay Gamblers USHL 14 0 2 2 0 +6
David Sacco*
1/3/02 (F)
3.75 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 4 2 2 4 39 -
Playoffs 5 0 3 3 2 -
Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 6 0 0 0 2 +1
JP Turner*
1/31/03 (F)
4.25 Avon Old Farms NE Prep 4 3 2 5 - -
Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 21 4 0 4 18 0
2022 Commits
Damien Carfagna*
12/12/02 (D)
3.75 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 50 6 12 18 18 +13
Cy LeClerc
8/17/02 (F)
3.75 Islanders Hockey Club NCDC 28 11 20 31 10 -
Playoffs 5 2 0 2 0 -
All Star Game 1 0 2 2 0 -
Wenatchee Wild BCHLPre - - - - - -
Tyler Muszelik
7/1/04 (G)
4.0 US National U17 USDP 24 10 13 0 4.41 .863
USNTDP Juniors USHL 18 5 10 2 4.88 .857
Morgan Winters
12/8/01 (F)
3.5 Kenai River Brown Bears NAHL 28 12 16 28 29 +4
Tri-City Storm USHL 4 1 0 1 0 +1
2022 or '23 Commits
Brendan Fitzgerald
10/26/03 (D)
4.25 Governor's Academy NE Prep - - - - - -
Nick Ring
10/26/03 (F)
3.75 Boston Advantage NCDC 43 13 8 21 10 -
Playoffs 3 0 2 2 2 -
All Star Game 1 2 2 4 0 -
* = Signed National Letter of Intent
** = Neutral Zone 5-Star Rating
NOTE
The statistics for the commits, presented in the above table, are categorized by the projected year they will enroll in UNH. For example, the "2021 Commits" are projected to begin playing for UNH in the Fall of 2021. I have based these projections on the following factors:
~ Number of UNH players leaving the team at the end of the previous season and the position they played.
~ If a National Letter of Intent has been signed.
~ The year the commit and UNH coaches originally targeted for enrollment in UNH.
~ How old the commit would be upon admission.
~ Number of years in junior hockey prior to admission.
~ The commit's performance in recent seasons as well as injuries.
~ Anticipated date of high school graduation.
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