Two DU Recruits To Play Together Next Season

Forward Tyler Pham spent this past season playing for the Colorado Thunderbirds Under-18 team.  He also played three games for the Chicago Steel over the Christmas break.  At one time considered a prime candidate for the USNDP Under-17 team, Pham ended up not being selected at the tryout camp, so he returned home to Colorado.

Forward Garrett Allen was originally projected to arrive at DU in 2011, but  a drop in production this past season in Chicago deferred his arrival to DU until 2012.
2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)
D-F Wade Bennett (Wichita Falls, NAHL)
F Matt Tabrum (Omaha, USHL)

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)
F Garrett Allen (Chicago, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL) 

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


Anonymous said...

What a hose job we got on the USCHO awards. Nothing for Zucker, Ostrow, Brittain, Bennett, or Ryder WTF. That site is crap

Anonymous said...

Actually, getting Donovan and Shore on the third team nationally is a great achievement. DU was a top 5-to-7 team nationally, and to get 2 players in the top 18 is great.

Zucker was runner-up to Tynan at ND as USCHO R.O.Y. - Tynan had a better year than Zucker, and CC's Jaden Schwartz would have beaten them both had he not been hurt..

Ostrow was a better than average WCHA player and a fine captain, but not all-WCHA level player, let alone nationally.

Brittain was among the best rookie goalies in the country, but he wasn't in the top 3 nationally in any category/ Perhaps he was in the top 10 nationally, but not top 3. That's great for a freshman to be top 10.

Bennett had a slow start, and showed some flashes of brilliance at times, but his production was not among top rookies. He wouldn't be in the top 6 rookies, so how would you see him in the top 18 players?

Ryder is a big hitter and a a serviceable WCHA defender, but not really an elite level player, and he's simply not in any kind of WCHA level all-conference talk, let alone nationally. Ryder has gone from a lightly regarded walk-on to a regular player at an eltire program. That's more than anyone could expect. Walk-ons rarely become all-Americans. Gilroy at BU was the last one I remember...

Anonymous said...

So - let me ask you....Who is it? Who's the one? There's one boy on this list .... who will be the next rock star.. one who will be a play maker (and hopefully, a Hobey winner!). Tell me.... who's it gonna be, who sets Magness Arena on fire?

dggoddard said...

That's a hard question because if you'd asked this question one year ago today almost everyone would of said "Beau Bennett" and the stud turned out to be Jason Zucker.

While the easy answer may be Joey LaLeggia, out of all the recruits the biggest upside may be Josiah Didier.

Best shot a being a big time player in the NHL: Obvious Answer: Scott Mayfield. Dark Horse: Zac Lareaza.

Anonymous said...

Seth Edeen is a prospect to look into.