USHL HONORS: U18s Cole Caufield and Domenick Fensore earned USHL forward and defenseman of the week recognition.
Caufield recorded nine points (6G, 3A) through the weekend, including a four-goal game against the Madison Capitols, the first four-goal game since Quinn Hughes’ four-goal performance on Dec. 30, 2015. Caufield leads the U18s with 29 points in USHL play (18G, 11A), as well as leading the team with 18 goals.
Fensore tallied six points (1G, 5A) through the weekend and extended his point streak to seven games, with a total of 10 points (3G, 7A) since Jan. 26. The defenseman recorded two multi-point games, the first against Central Illinois and the second against the Madison Capitols.
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NEW NUMBER ONE: With 123 assists all-time with the NTDP, Jack Hughes exceeded Jeremy Bracco’s prior record of 122 career assists to take hold of sole possession of career assists in the NTDP.
Hughes is on the cusp of gaining possession of another all-time NTDP record. The U18 forward’s 180 career points is tied for second with Phil Kessel, and trails the first place spot, held by Clayton Keller, by nine points.
In addition to Hughes, U18 forward Cole Caufield is on the verge of rewriting NTDP records. Caufield took hold of second place in the all-time career goal records, exceeding Kane’s record of 84 goals. With 97 career NTDP goals, Caufield trails by eight goals to take sole possession of the No. 1 spot, currently held by Phil Kessel with his 104 goals from 2003-05.
SECOND STAR OF THE MONTH: NTDP alumni Patrick Kane was named the NHL’s second star of February for his 23 point (11G, 12A) performance, which led the Blackhawks back to a wild card spot in the Western Conference. Kane recorded points in 12 out of 13 games, which extended his point streak to 20 games to place the Blackhawks forward as the seventh player to reach a 20 game or longer point streak in the NHL. This is Kane’s third time of the 2018-19 NHL season to be named a star, including the third star in October and January.
BIG TEN FIRST STAR: NTDP alumni Sean Dhooghe earned first star honors in the Big Ten after tying for first place lead in points. Dhooghe tallied four points in the weekend against the University of Michigan, including the game-winning goal to give Wisconsin its first overtime win since Feb. 4, 2017. This is the third time Dhooghe has received weekly Big Ten honors. To read the full release, click here.
THIRD TO 1000: NTDP alumni Ryan Kesler secured his spot as the third NTDP alumni to reach the milestone of 1,000 NHL games played. The Anaheim Ducks forward earned a 3-1 win against the Phoenix Coyotes on Mar. 5 in his appearance in game 1,000. Suter’s milestone performance ranks with NTDP alumni Ron Hainsey and Ryan Suter, who reached 1,000 games earlier in the 2018-19 season.
PLAYER FEATURE: U17 defenseman Tyler Kleven is following his father’s example in hockey, and their father-son bond over the game led Kleven to pursue the sport. Read the full story here.
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS
Friday, Mar. 15 - vs Green Bay Gamblers - Detroit Sports Night | $5 Friday
Saturday, Mar. 16 - vs Green Bay Gamblers - Pucks & Pups Night
Friday, Mar. 22 - vs Des Moines Buccaneers - Military Appreciation Night | $5 Friday
Saturday, Mar. 23 - vs Des Moines Buccaneers - First Responders Appreciation Night