Nov. 1, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. -
UMass hockey has 21 alumni currently playing professionally around the globe in nine different countries including four former Minutemen in the NHL, two in the AHL and four in the ECHL. Here are a few highlights of recent performances by UMass hockey alumns:
Justin Braun (San Jose Sharks, NHL)
- Has played in all 13 games thus far for San Jose, helping the Sharks to a 10-1-2 record and first place in the NHL ... Boasts a +13 rating, tied for first in the NHL ... Registered an assist during 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators (10/27) ... Upcoming games:11/2 (Sat.) vs. Phoenix, 11/5 (Tue.) vs. Buffalo, 11/7 (Thu.) vs. Vancouver.
Jon Quick (L.A. Kings, NHL)
- Picked up eighth win of the season in an overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks (10/31) ... Win total ranks second in the NHL ... Posted a .944 SV% in 1-2 shootout victory over the Edmonton Oilers (10/27) ... Upcoming games:11/2 (Sat.) vs. Nashville, 11/7 (Thu.) vs. Buffalo, 11/9 (Sat.) vs. Vancouver
Rocco Carzo (Florida Everblades, ECHL)
- Has dressed in all six games for Florida, helping the squad to a 6-0-0 record and first place in the ECHL ... Scored final goal to secure the 5-4 win over the Ontario Reign (10/25) ... Tallied first and second team goals as the Everblades defeated the Reign 5-4 (10/27) ... Registered two assists in the 5-3 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers (10/29) ... Upcoming games: 11/1 (Fri.) vs. Orlando, 11/2 (Sat.) at Orlando ... 11/6 (Wed.) vs. Elmira (and former Minuteman Danny Hobbs)
T.J. Syner (Reading Royals, ECHL)
Matt Anderson (Moscow Spartak, KHL)
- Notched a goal and an assist in 3-1 win over the Elmira Jackals (10/25) ... Tallied an assist on the lone goal of the 1-3 loss to Elmira (10/26) ... Registered an assist during the 1-3 loss to the Greenville Road Warriors (10/30) ... Currently ranked first on the team with five points ... Upcoming games: 11/1 (Fri.) at Wheeling, 11/2 (Sat.) vs. Elmira (and former Minuteman Danny Hobbs), 11/9 (Sat.) at Wheeling.
- Picked up an assist during 5-4 win over Metallurg Novokuznetsk (10/28)... Leads team with eight goals on the season ... Upcoming games:
11/1 (Fri.) vs. Amur Khabarovsk, 11/13 (Wed.) at Salavat Yulaev.
For current season and career statistics for these and other former Minutemen who are active in the professional ranks visit the Massachusetts Hockey In The Pros page.