DU Tunes Up Future Recruiting Classes

Tyler Pham
LetsGoDU was alerted this week that Tyler Pham [5'9 178 lbs Ft Collins, CO] would attend DU in 2014, instead of 2013 to further his development in the USHL.  After getting off to a slow start statistically this season for the Indiana Ice, Pham has five assists in the last six games.  He was the third overall selection in the first round of the 2011 USHL Draft.

Gage Ausmus, who we had listed as a 2014 recruit, but whom always seemed destined to arrive in 2013 is now listed as a 2013 recruit.

Dylan Gambrell is now listed as a 2015 recruit.
2013 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL) - 16 games, 2 goal, 7 assists
F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL) - 14 games, 3 goals, 1 assist
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL) - 15 games, 5 goals, 2 assists
F Connor Chatham (Omaha, USHL) - 17 games, 7 goals, 4 assists
F Ray Pigozzi (Chicago, USHL) - 12 games, 1 goal, 8 assists
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-18) - 21 games, 3 goals, 10 assists
F Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL) - 23 games, 1 goal, 5 assists
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL) 17 games, 8 goals, 10 assists
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-18) 20 games, 2 assists

2014 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL) - 17 games, 7 assists
F Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-17) 16 games, 4 goals, 5 assists
F Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL) 17 games, 4 goals, 3 assists

2015 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque, USHL) 15 games, 1 goal, 4 assist


dggoddard said...

These players get shuffled around in their recruiting classes all the time.

Early departures to the NHL by current players will also affect the arrival dates.

pesimisticfan said...

The only possible departures DU might be facing are likely Joey LaLeggia and maybe Scott Mayfield and Sam Brittain...we should be stacked next season

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should push back Hawkinson and dePourq another year, too.

dggoddard said...

That may well happen, but stats can be misleading as we all know. DU may need third or fourth line grinders or depth at a certain position.

And its important to note that not all players get full ride scholarships. There are only 18 scholarships in D-1 college hockey and around 25 players on the team.

As Terry Frei noted in the Post article, Gabe Levin is on an academic scholarship and he's playing real well on the first line the past few weeks. So perhaps DU pushes a recruit back a year and rather than adding a new recruit they find a few dollars for Levin.

We say it a lot, but the biggest secret in college sports is who gets what in schollie dollars.

Anonymous said...

The only one that I could see leaving next year is Mayfield. LaLeggia has the offensive skills for the next level, but I think he could use another year to shore up his defensive skills, and add some weight. If I recall correctly, he was taken in the 5th round, so I wouldn't think there will be tremendous pressure to get him to the next level right away.

Anonymous said...

The only people that you can be certain of as having full rides are the Brittains, LaLeggias and Mayfields. Other than those types, you never really know. Most of the guys get some form of support or another. Basically, Gwoz gets to divvy up the amount of money (which equates to whatever 18 full scholarships is) he gets however he sees fit. It's not like there are 18 guys who get everything with remaining 6-9 getting nothing.

Anonymous said...

Wow look at Tyler there. Not quite what I would consider as the stereotypical hockey player image. I like it! DU Hockey could change him into a monster