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Daniel Laatsch Named USHL Defenseman of the Week

By USA Hockey's NTDP, 10/01/19, 2:30PM EDT


Blueliner registered career-high three points in Saturday's win

USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 defenseman Daniel Laatsch has been named the USHL defenseman of the week for the week of Sept. 23-29. This is Laatsch's first weekly honor of his career.

Photo: Rena Laverty

Laatsch picked up a goal and two assists in the U18s' pair of wins at the Dick's Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic this weekend. The 6-foot-5 defenseman collected all three points in a career-best effort in a 5-2 win against Green Bay Saturday afternoon, while accumulating a +4 rating in the game.

Through three games played this year, the native of Altoona, Wisc. is already halfway to his point total from the 2018-2019 campaign, when he finished with six points (1g-5a) from 44 games played. 

Laatsch and his U18 teammates kick off the home portion of their schedule  this weekend when Northern Michigan and Notre Dame come to town. Tickets are available for all 36 Team USA home games at or by calling the USA Hockey Arena box office at 734-453-8400.