Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Dan Doremus Possible 2011 Recruit

Hiesenberg's Recruiting Site is listing Dan Doremus (6'2 192 lbs) as a 2011 recruit. However this may or may not true.  Mike Chambers should have an article with more information on Thursday.

Doremus  has 18 goals, 15 assists and is +19 in 55 games this season with Sioux Falls in the USHL.
2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
F Garrett Allen (Chicago, USHL)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)
D-F Wade Bennett (Wichita Falls, NAHL)
F Matt Tabrum (Omaha, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL) or 2012

2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)
D Dakota Mermis (U.S. Under-17)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (U.S. Under-18)

2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Out of this list, how many are expected to be picked up in the NHL draft in June?

Anonymous said...

I think maybe that Doremus was initially slated to come in in 2012, but he is about DU's oldest committed recruit (along with Jacobson) and has had a fairly decent USHL campaign. If he waited a year, he would be a 21 year old freshman and we don't have many of those any longer.

Now, my question has to do with what will happen with the d-men. Obviously we lost a couple from the beginning of the year and are short for now. Does Van Voorhis come next year (like he initially was) or does Didier come in a year early? We most obviously will not go into next season with only 6 defensemen and one (Wade Bennett) who is a hybrid dman/forward. Chris Heisenberg has Van Voorhis back as an '11 and there are few NTDP players who don't go immediately to NCAA or MJ, with only a handful here and there who go to the USHL for a year.

Anonymous said...

I would suspect maybe only Mayfield and Larazza will most definitely be drafted. LeLaggia (based on skill) and Doremus (size) could end up being late round gambles, but probably not.

Mayfield was ranked #15 and Larazza #98 by central scouting.

Anonymous said...

What happend to Allen? He put up great #s last year. Any thoughts on getting Jones. Is there anyone on the radar? I remember mention of a high end recruit who was waiting for Gwoz to extend before he signed....who was that? I know Lucia's kid was considering DU any others that have mentioned interest?

Anonymous said...

this is probably a dumb question but is Wade Bennett related to Beau Bennett or by some odd chance do they have the same last name?

du78 said...

Wade is Beau's older brother.

dggoddard said...

I'll try and take a stab at some of these.

Garrett Allen - His stats this season would not get him a scholie offer to Tech. Not sure what the problem was, but wow.

Seth Jones - A million to one that he comes to DU. He's a two year and done type. Why take playing time away from guys who can potentially help you for four years like Joey LaLeggia?

Mario Lucia - He ain't coming to DU.

I would have gone with 6 D-men plus Bennett. But I guess its going to be Van Voorhis. Scholie dollars on forwards who can score would seem to be a better option. Beef up the 3rd & 4th lines.

du78 said...

Don't forget that Wade Bennett can also play forward.

du78 said...

DU probably needs another forward and a 3rd goalie to round out the class assuming no one else leaves early

Anonymous said...

UNLEASH THE MERMIS!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard Zucker is headed back to juniors for another season.

Anonymous said...

I heard Zuck is going to the NAHL...

Anonymous said...

looks like we'll have two sets of brothers again next season as long as Drew Shore doesn't leave

Anonymous said...

Are there any good forwards on our radar or who have expressed interest in DU? Can we offload guys like Allen if they are not performing? I dont think next years crop has any scoring punch except on the blue line.

Imaws Kcup said...

I've never seen DU "off-load" anyone and I seriously doubt Gwoz would ever consider it unless there were character issues that arose.

I agree on the apparent lack of scoring punch at forward coming in next year. Although, there's almost a diamond in the rough (or two) that emerge. Also, I'm a firm believer in molding teams around a combination of 4 year guys that contribute mostly off the scoresheet and 2 year studs like Zucks that put up high numbers.

Although not numerically impressive, we might have some very important 4 year guys coming in next year.

vizoroo said...

Allen was traded by Fargo to Chicago after playing in 14 games. He has only played in 25 games for the Steel, which is by far the worst team in the USHL with 9 wins in 58 games. Why the lack of playing time???? Obviously not for a playoff run.

pesimisticfan said...

Our projected draft picks this summer are:
1. Scott Mayfield (1st Round)
2. Nick Shore (2nd Round)
3. Zac Larazza (4-6 Round)
4. Josiah Didier (6th Round)

Laleggia is eligible, but I think scouts our shying away due to his size and the league he played in.

pesimisticfan said...

As far as the rest of our recruiting for this season goes, I think we still need to grab another forward, maybe a defenseman (I think Wade Bennett will stick as our 8th defenseman) and then a 3rd goalie will walk on or get "recruited"/walk on in August. Look at our last few 3rd stringers, Eddie Guinn and Josh Rosenholtz were just strait walk ons, as was Danny King (but he was a Hobey hopeful thanks to DG). The best 3rd we've had was the Norwegian Nightmare who was actually a 2 at one point.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the gremlin andy lemelin. pretty sure his career stats ended up being 1 shot 1 goal.

Anonymous said...

They don't have to have 3 goalies, do they? If they went with 2 - in college are they allowed to re-dress a skater into goalie pads if nessecary (and that guy would have to remain in goalie pads for the remainder of the contest). That almost happened one year with the Dallas Stars. I think the story went something like - Belfore got hurt during a game, I think it was Manny Fernandez who got then put in net - then he took a bad puck and was borderline to go back in. Right before intermission they sent Craig Ludwig to the locker room to change into goalie pads - but Fernandez was able to come back & finish the game. Strange. Ludwig sometimes practiced as a goalie - )and so did Announcer Daryl Reaugh too!) Didn't know if that could ever happen in NCAA

dggoddard said...

I think they like to have 3 goalies to share the pucks in practice. Plus when the starters get nagging injuries they can rest them during the week.

Anonymous said...

Calling Frank Xavier...

As far as I know, he's the only non-goalie to ever put the pads and waffle on.

DU will have an actual goalie as their 3rd, no doubt. Usually it's from a tryout of former high school/prep school and/or juniors goalies who enrolled at DU as the Pios have open tryouts yearly. The best contributor to come out of the tryouts was Bjorn Engstrom, who was a pretty solid forward in the late 90s into 2001 or so.

Aluuum said...

D.G. and Gwoz. are having very quiet conversations. Pads and other goalie equipment have been shipped to a Houston P.O.box on the Q.T.

dggoddard said...

I don't think Gwozdecky wants me in the locker room. My grades would bring down the team average considerably and my off the ice antics would be a better fit at North Dakota.

Bjorn Engstrom was not a walk on at DU. He was another find by Steve Miller & Gwozdecky who brought him in from Sweden after recruiting him for two years.

Engstrom finished his DU career with almost 100 points and was a great two-way forward.

mexico said...

Make you guys can get Owens to suit up as goalie in practice?

Anonymous said...

The 3rd goalie is a neat opportunity for a kid, if he's the right fit and clearly understands the situation. Upuget to be around some top notch coaching & players, be with some great personalities and be in the middle of some great games. Would be awesome for someone wanting to build thier goalie skills to play recreationally on a senior league or something like that.Plus, we've got an "in" now at Vaughn - let's get Berkie back here with some demo gear and discounts!!!

dggoddard said...

Who needs Owens? DU can roll out former NHLer Ron Grahame anytime they like. :-)

Anonymous said...

I hope these new recuits add some sand to our lineup.

Anonymous said...

Re: Bjorn Engstrom...

I was at a Friday Luncheon years back and Gwoz was asked about how they found Engstrom. He stated how they had only seen some tape on Engstrom and that they told him he could tryout like anyone else if he enrolled. Gwoz went on to say that they had no idea what to expect and were quite pleasantly surprised. So, I was under the impression that Engstrom initiated contact with DU.

However, you just might know better than I, since Gwoz-talk can sometimes not necessarily represent what might or might not have occurred. :-)

Anonymous said...

After DU, Bjorn Engstrom went to Medical School at Dartmouth and is now a resident radiologist at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.