April 3, 2014
Justin Braun (San Jose Sharks - NHL)
Has played in all 76 games this season... Recorded an assist vs. Edmonton (4/1)... In his last five, he has averaged 20 minutes a night, amassing 8 shots throughout that span... He ranks 5th on the team in plus/minus with a +17 rating, while having 17 points (4 goals and 13 assists)... He will take on fellow UMass alum Jonathan Quick on Thursday night (4/3) on NBCSN.
Matt Irwin (San Jose Sharks - NHL)
Recorded 6 shots on goal at Colorado (3/29) ... Was +1 against Winnipeg on 3/27 in a 4-3 loss for the Sharks... Will take on Quick and the Kings alongside teammate Justin Braun.
Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings - NHL)
Is 4-1 in his last five... Now holds the Kings franchise for all-time goaltending victories... Had a shutout making 17 saves vs. Phoenix (4/2)... Recorded 24 saves, while only allowing two goals against vs Winnipeg (3/29)... Had 30 saves at Philadelphia, allowing two goals on 3/24... Will take on fellow UMass alum Matt Irwin and Justin Braun and the Sharks on 4/3.
Casey Wellman (Hershey Bears - AHL)
Earned two assists and was a +1 against Albany (3/28)... Notched a goal and an assist at Worcester on 3/22... The previous night, he recorded an assist at Providence (3/21)... He has recorded five points (one goal, four assists), two penalty minutes, and a +1 rating in his last five for the Hershey Bears.
Rocco Carzo (Ontario Reign - ECHL)
Danny Hobbs (Binghamton Senators - AHL)
Recently was traded from the Florida Everglades to the Ontario Reign... Since being in Ontario, he is averaging more than a point a game (14 pts in 12 games played)... He notched two goals vs. Stockton (3/29)... He earned an assist and tallied 3 shots at Bakersfield on 3/28. Had two assists vs. Las Vegas and earned a +2 rating (3/26)... Recorded goals on back-to-back nights against Bakersfield on 3/22 and 3/21.
Former UMass forward Danny Hobbs
was recently recalled back to the Binghamton Senators - affiliate of the Ottawa Senators... He played at Albany (3/30)... He has one goal and one assist in seven games played in Binghamton thus far in the season.
Joel Hanley (Portland Pirates -AHL)
Hanley, who recently completed his collegiate career, signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Portland Pirates on March 12th. He has played in eight games since the signing. He recorded his first professional point with a primary assist vs. Manchester on 3/29.