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Minutemen In The Pros

 Jonathan Quick - L.A. Kings (2005 Draft - 3rd Rd, 72nd Overall Pick)

 Jonathan Quick

Among the top candidates in consideration for the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy and recently helped the Kings advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-1 series win to upset top-seeded Vancouver.
In five postseason games, has registered a 1.59 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage, stopping 164 of 172 shots faced.
Earned his 100th career NHL win earlier this season and posted a mark of 35-21-13 overall. Finished the regular season with a 1.95 goals-against-average while posting a .928 save percentage.
Logged an NHL-leading 10 shutouts in 2011-12, including 3 straight which is a new L.A. Kings record.
Was named a 2011-12 NHL All-Star, the first ever from UMass and is the first goaltender to represent the Kings organization in the All-Star Game in 30 years.
Member of the U.S.A. Hockey Team that took silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics
A second-team All-American in 2007 after leading UMass to the NCAA Tournament
UMass' all-time leader in career GAA (2.40) and save percentage (.926)
Turned pro following his sophomore season at UMass

 

 

 Greg Mauldin - Lake Erie Monsters (2002 Draft - 7th Rd, 199th Overall Pick)

 Greg Mauldin

Played his second season for the AHL Lake Erie Monsters where he had 16 goals and 18 assists in 59 games.
Appeared in 29 games in 2010-11 with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, totaling 5 goals, 5 assists and a plus-7. He was called up to Colorado on Nov. 11, 2010.
In 2010-11 with the Lake Erie Monsters, he played in 43 games with 18 goals and 17 assists.
Named to the 2003-04 Hockey East All-Tournament Team after leading UMass to the conference tournament finals against Maine for the first time ever
Earned Hockey East All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in 2002-03
Tied for 13th all-time in career points (94) ... His 48 career goals are the 6th most in program history
Netted a career-high 21 goals during the 2002-03 season
Turned pro following his junior season at UMass

 

 Justin Braun - San Jose Sharks (2007 Draft - 7th Rd, 201st Overall Pick)

 Justin Braun

In 2011-12 played in 6 games with AHL-affiliate Worcester before being called up on Oct. 22 by San Jose. Dressed in 66 games with the NHL Sharks posting two goals and nine assists for 11 points. Also appeared in all five of the Sharks' playoff games.
Throughout 2010-11, split time between the AHL Worcester Sharks and the NHL San Jose Sharks. Played in 28 games with 2 goals and 9 assists with San Jose. Also made one appearance in the NHL Playoffs last year.
Named to the 2010-11 AHL All-Star Team.
Made his professional debut on Nov. 26, 2010, against Vancouver, wearing #61 and posting over 16 minutes of ice time. Scored 1st NHL goal on Dec. 2, 2010 at Ottawa
Earned second-team All-American honors in 2010
In 2010 also named to the New England All-Star Team, the Hockey East All-Conference First Team and was named the New England and Hockey East Defensive Player of the Year
Tied the program record for games played (150) with Cory Quirk
Tied for 18th all-time in career scoring (88 pts) and ranks 7th in assists (65)
One of the all-time great defensemen at UMass was +12 for his career
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 Casey Wellman - Connecticut Whale (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2010)

 

Was traded to the New York Rangers on Feb. 3, 2012, and assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Saw action in 31 games and compiled 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists during the regular season.
Recently helped the Whale defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series of the Calder Cup Playoffs, 3-0 in the best-of-five series. Totaled four points on a goal and three assists, including the game-winning tally in overtime of the series-clinching game three.
Played in 14 games with the Minnesota Wild in 2011-12, recording 2 goals and 5 assists.
In 2010-11, helped the Aeros to the Calder Cup Finals playing in 66 total games scoring 20 goals with 26 assists.
Also played in 15 games with the Wild making 15 appearances with one goal and one assist.
Named to the Hockey East All-Conference Honorable Mention Team in 2010
Earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors in 2009
Finished his UMass career with 78 points (34g, 44a) in two seasons played
Netted 23 goals in 2009-10 which were the most since Greg Mauldin's 21 in 2002-03
Turned pro following his sophomore season at UMass

 

 Mike Kostka - Norfolk Admirals (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2008)

 

Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers last July and was assigned to AHL affiliate San Antonio Rampage. Was then traded to the AHL Norfolk Admirals where he played in 52 games with 7 goals and 25 assists.
Currently playing in the Western Conference Quarterfinal of the Calder Cup playoffs and has seen action in both games of the series, tallying one assist.
Saw action in 80 games with 16 goals and 39 assists in 2010-11 as a member of the Rochester Americans.
Previously spent two seasons with the Portland Pirates where he played in 164 career games with 7 goals and 51 assists.
Named to the Hockey East All-Conference Second Team in 2008
Finished his UMass career (2005-08) with 15 goals, 38 assists, 53 points and a +16 rating  in 143 games played
A four-time selection to the Hockey East All-Academic Team with a 3.0 GPA or better in  each semester of college
Served as captain in 2007-08 and was named the team's MVP
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 P.J. Fenton - Bietigheim-Bissingen SC (2005 Draft - 5th Rd, 162nd Pick - San Jose)

 

After splitting time in 2010-11 between the DEG Metro Stars in Germany and the AHL Rochester Americans, Fenton returned to Germany in 2011-12 as a member of the Bietigheim-Bissingen SC.
Played in 47 games, leading the team in points with 27 goals and 35 assists this season.
Also played for Worcester in 2007-08 & 2008-09 (56 GP, 6g, 8a)
Tied for 11th all-time in career points (95) with 37 goals and 58 assists in 148 games (2004-08) 
Had a career-high 19 assists and 6 power play goals as a senior (2007-08)
Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2004-05
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 Matt Anderson - Albany Devils (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2007)

 

In 2011-12, his second season with the Albany Devlis, played in 56 games with 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points.
Was the leading scorer for the Albany Devils in 2010-11 with 23 goals and 32 assists in 76 games.
Named to the 2010-11 AHL All-Star Team
Previously played 3 seasons wih the Chicago Wolves where he helped the club win the Calder Cup (2008-09)
Tallied 91 career points on 34 goals and 57 assists in 128 games (2003-07)
Tied for 15th all-time in career points and 14th in career assists
A four-year selection to the Hockey East All-Academic Team
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 James Marcou - Worcester Sharks (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2010)

 

Missed the 2011-12 season due to injury.
In 2010-11, played in 41 games with 4 goals and 15 assists - he is tied for 8th on the team in assists
Earned second-team All-American honors following sophomore season (2008-09)
Became first player in program history to lead Hockey East in season points in 2008-09
A two-time Hockey East All-Conference pick; earned All-Rookie honors in 2007-08
In just three seasons, ranked as UMass fourth all-time leading scorer (130 pts) and holds  the school record for career assists (96)
Twice set the school record for single season assists (40, 2009-10; 32, 2008-09)
A three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection
Turned pro following his junior season at UMass

 

 Matt Irwin - Worcester Sharks (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2010)

 

Named to the 2011-12 AHL All-Star Team
Was second on the team in points with 42, playing for the Worcester Sharks in 2011-12, totaling a squad-best 31 assists to go along with 11 goals.
Was called up to NHL parent San Jose, but did not dress.
Played in 72 games with 10 goals and 21 assists for Worcester in 2010-11.
In two seasons at UMass, posted 42 career points on 14 goals and 28 assists in 67 games
Earned Hockey East All-Academic Honors in 2009-10
Turned pro following his sophomore season at UMass

 

 Cory Quirk - Rosenheim Star Bulls (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2009)

 

After spending the previous two years with the AHL Worcester Sharks, signed in 2011-12 to play for the Rosenheim Star Bulls of the 2 Bundesliga and scored a team-high 60 points on 18 goals and 42 assists over 47 games.
In 2010-11, played in 72 games for Worcester with 4 goals and 7 assists. In 2009-10, played in 70 games with 10 goals and 14 assists.
Ranks 7th all-time at UMass with 103 career points (43g, 60a)
Tied with Justin Braun for the career games played record (150)
His 60 career assists ranks 9th all-time, while his 43 goals are 11th best
Served as team captain in 2008-09
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 Mark Matheson - Chicago Wolves (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2007)

 

In his second year with the Chicago Wolves, totaled 15 points on 2 goals and 13 assists over 60 games. Has appeared in both games of the squad's Western Conference Quarterfinal series in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
In 2010-11, played in 70 games with 9 goals and 24 assists
Previously played four seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals
In 135 career games, posted 49 career points (20g, 29a)
Had a career-best year as a senior with 13 goals, 11 assists and a +7 rating
Key component to UMass' run to the NCAA Tournament in 2006-07
A three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection
Turned pro following senior season at UMass

 

 David Leaderer - Cincinnati Cyclones (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2008)

David Leaderer

Played in 54 games this season as a member of the Cincinnati Cyclones and logged 20 points on six goals and 14 assists. Was called up to the Milwaukee Admirals for two games.
In 2010-11, his third season with Trenton, played in 56 games with 4 goals and 22 assists and was called up for 5 games by the Albany Devils where he had 1 assist.
In 149 career games, posted 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points
A key figure in UMass' run to the NCAA Tournament in 2006-07 with a career-best 4 goals, 8 assists and +11 rating
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

 

 T.J. Syner - Hershey Bears (Signed As Undrafted Free Agent, Spring 2012)

 

Signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, on March 14, 2012. Also inked a contract with the squad for the 2012-13 campaign. Has played in 10 games, all during the regular season, and registered one assist.
Served a team co-captain in 2011-12 and finished the year eighth in Hockey East in scoring with 1.03 points per-game, tied for 41st nationally.
In four years at UMass, totaled 37 goals and 60 assists for 97 points, finishing his career in the top-15 all-time in program history in all three categories
Turned pro following his senior season at UMass

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