Red Line Reports Ranks DU's Recruiting Class 4th

The Red Line Report, an independent international scouting service, ranked the University of Denver's 2010 incoming recruiting class the 4th best in college hockey. Its important to note that this ranking is based on the prospects chances of making the NHL and not how much of an impact they will have on the ice for DU.
RLR's Top 9 NCAA Recruiting Classes
1). Minnesota
2). North Dakota
3). Boston University
4). Denver
5). Notre Dame
6). Boston College
7). Colorado College
8). Wisconsin
9). Minnesota-Duluth

DU's 2010 Recruiting Class
F Jason Zucker (U.S. Under-18)
D David Makowski (Green Bay, USHL)
F Nick Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Beau Bennett (Penticton, BCHL)
F Dan Olszewski (St. Louis, NAHL)
F Jarrod Mermis (Lincoln, USHL)
G Sam Brittain (Canmore, AJHL)


Aluuum said...

based on the D.U. list,what is your estimate of who will leave in two years,or three, and who will stick around for all four. I know that's a tricky one to answer but you have been following these recruits closely so give it a go.

dggoddard said...

Makowski, Zucker, Shore, Bennett & Brittain would be the candidates to leave after two season. A lot will depend on how the NHL Draft goes this summer for Zucker, Bennett & Brittain.

If any of those three are selected in the 1st Round you can count on two years.

Makowski is going to be 21 when he arrives on campus, so he'll be weighing offers after two years.

Goalies usually develop a little slower and spend more time in the minors so Brittain should be here for at least three years.

For those guys that are selected in the 2nd round, if they tear it up like Wiercioch did his Freshman year they may leave after two years as well.

So Zucker, Bennett & Makowski are most likely two year flight risks and Shore and Brittain may be three year players. The better they play, the sooner they leave.