The Wolverine

February 2020*

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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72 THE WOLVERINE FEBRUARY 2020   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS is averaging 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 27.6 minutes per night … Is 18-24 Brooklyn's third-leading scorer. • Jordan Poole (2017-19), G, Golden State Warriors: Averaging 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 21.4 min- utes in 37 outings (nine starts) for 10-34 Golden State. • Duncan Robinson (2014-18), F, Mi- ami Heat: Received the starting nod in 37 of his 42 appearances, and is averag- ing 11.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 28 minutes per showdown. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), F, Golden State Warriors: Has been the starter for all 42 of his appearances, and is averaging 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per tilt. • Moritz Wagner (2015-18), F, Wash- ington Wizards: Has been limited to 21 affairs (four starts) due to an ankle injury … Averaging 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in 20.4 minutes for 14-28 Washington. • Derrick Walton Jr. (2013-17), G, Los Angeles Clippers: Posting 2.2 points, 1.0 assist, 9.8 minutes, and was shooting 42.9 percent from three in 22 clashes (one start) for the 30-13 Clip- pers. • D.J. Wilson (2014-17), F, Milwau- kee Bucks: Averaging 3.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 9.3 minutes per contest in 25 appearances (no starts) for 39-6 Milwaukee. The NHL QUINN HUGHES IN THE MIDST OF AN ALL-STAR ROOKIE CAMPAIGN Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes leads all NHL rookies with 29 assists, and checks in third among first-year players in points with 34. He was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft, was lim- ited to just five games in 2018-19 and is the lone member from that year's class to already be named an all-star. "Hughes has an exceptionally high panic threshold where he's able to hang on to the puck, draw forecheck- ers and make plays under heavy pressure — an asset that opens up space for his teammates in transi- tion," Harman Dayal of The Athletic explained Jan. 20 while dubbing him the best player from the 2018 NHL draft so far. "Whether Hughes makes an outlet pass right away or carries the puck on his own, the constant is he always knows where his team- mates and the opposition are. He rarely skates himself into trouble. "The most impressive part, how- ever, is how rarely he makes an egre- gious error. His mature decision- making is a standout trait." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NHL ROSTERS Through Jan. 19 • Andrew Cogliano (2006-07), C, Dallas Stars: Accumulated two goals and eight assists in 47 affairs for 27-17-4 Dallas. • J.T. Compher (2014-16), LW, Colo- rado Avalanche: Compiled 16 assists and seven goals in 45 clashes for 28- 15-6 Colorado. • Kyle Connor (2015-16), LW, Win- nipeg Jets: Logged 24 goals and 23 assists in 49 contests for 25-20-4 Win- nipeg … Leads the team in goals and is tied for the ninth most in the NHL. • Andrew Copp (2013-15), C, Win- nipeg Jets: Notched seven goals and nine assists in 41 games. • Phillip Di Giuseppe (2011-14), LW, New York Rangers: Was promoted to the club Jan. 12 from AHL Hartford, but has yet to appear in an outing at the NHL level. • Luke Glendening (2009-12), C, De- troit Red Wings: Posted six goals and three assists in 38 showdowns for the 12-34-4 Red Wings, while missing 11 with a wrist injury. • Carl Hagelin (2008-11), LW, Wash- ington Capitals: Was hampered by an upper body injury early in the year, and has only racked up three goals and eight assists in 38 tilts for 33-11-5 Wash- ington. • Quinn Hughes (2018-19), D, Van- couver Canucks: Recorded five goals and 29 assists in 48 affairs for 27-18-4 Vancouver … Owns five more assists than any other rookie in the NHL. • Matt Hunwick (2004-07), D, Buf- falo Sabres: Expected to miss the en- tire season with a neck injury. • Zach Hyman (2012-15), C, Toronto Maple Leafs: Registered 12 goals and nine assists in 30 clashes for 25-17-7 Toronto. • Jack Johnson (2006-07), D, Pitts- burgh Penguins: Tallied three goals and seven assists in 47 contests for 31- 13-5 Pittsburgh. • Steven Kampfer (2007-10), D, Bos- ton Bruins: Has bounced between 28- 10-12 Boston and its AHL affiliate, and has only totaled two assists in 10 ap- pearances with the former. • Dylan Larkin (2015), C, Detroit Red Wings: Accumulated 12 goals and a team-leading 20 assists in 49 games. • Jon Merrill (2011-13), D, Vegas Golden Knights: Compiled one goal and three assists in 38 outings for 25-19-7 Vegas. • Tyler Motte (2013-16), C, Vancou- ver Canucks: A foot injury has limited him to three goals and two assists in 22 showdowns. • Boo Nieves (2012-16), C, New York Rangers: Has spent the majority of the season with Hartford of the AHL, and has yet to log a goal or an assist in four tilts with the Rangers. • Max Pacioretty (2007-08), LW, Ve- gas Golden Knights: Notched 26 as- sists, and a team-best 21 goals and 27 points in 51 affairs … Named an NHL All-Star for the first time in his career Jan. 10. • Greg Pateryn (2009-12), D, Min- nesota Wild: Played in his first clash of the year Jan. 12 after recovering from back surgery, and has yet to post a goal or an assist in three contests for 22-21-6 Minnesota. • Jacob Trouba (2013), D, New York Rangers: Racked up seven goals and 16 assists in 47 games. • Zach Werenski (2015-16), D, Co- lumbus Blue Jackets: Recorded 15 goals and 14 assists in 43 outings for 26-16-8 Columbus … His 15 goals are tied for the team lead. ❏ Hughes leads all rookies with 29 assists so far this season (through Jan. 19) and is tied for 26th overall in the league. 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