Category Archives: Nathan Davis

Coach Blasi officially a Twitterati

Contrary to popular belief, Miami’s head coach was NOT one of over 175 million twitter users when someone was posing as him near the end of last season.  As of yesterday however, that story has changed, and the short-in-stature, tall-in-influence leader of the RedHawks has officially joined the Twitter ranks.

Over 900 RedHawks and college hockey fans alike had already followed Da Coach on his first day on twitter, likely in thanks to ESPN Sportscenter anchor John Buccigross’ (@Buccigross) shout out.  Now over 1,000 followers, Blasi didn’t waste any time catching up with old friends.

Blasi said a quick hello to 2007 graduate Nate Davis (not currently on Twitter), as well as last year’s captain Carter Camper (@c_camps11) and fan favorite Justin Vaive (@Vaiver22). Hobey Baker Award winner Andy Miele (@Andy_Miele) also jumped in on a little hazing by insulting Blasi for being vertically challenged:  “I am no longer the shortest guy on twitter, everyone welcome @coachblasi #legend #shouldagivenmemoreicetime”

Blasi is sure to provide great insights to the season as well as a good amount of comedic relief along the way. Follow @CoachBlasi now by heading over to twitter.com/coachblasi.

You can also follow Redskin Warriors at twitter.com/redskinwarriors, or by clicking the Twitter link in the top right corner of the blog.  I’ve even got all of the current RedHawks and a few of the older ones in this list.

17 days to go until the ‘Hawks take on Windsor…

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>Davis Yet to Find Groove in Rockford

>Hockey’s Future has released it’s assessment of the Chicago Blackhawks minor league prospects and former RedHawk forward Nathan Davis is ranked 14th on the list of the top 19 prospects. Here’s HF’s take on the Rockford IceHog:

In his first professional season out of Miami of Ohio, Nathan Davis has yet to show flashes of the brilliance he displayed in college. He has scored 3 goals and 2 assists this season in 27 games, with a team-worst -7 rating. A fourth-round pick in 2005, the 22-year-old winger will be given plenty of time to find his game in Rockford.

Davis played in today’s game against the Chicago Wolves and registered no points, but was called for a penalty late in the game. Here are his current numbers:

28 games played
3 goals
2 assists
-7 rating
10 PIM

Personally, I wonder what affects, if any, Nate is feeling from his shoulder injury that plagued his senior season at Miami. When he’s 100 % healthy, he can put up big numbers, take for example, his junior season, a 50 point season, in which he scored 21 goals. Hopefully, he can find his scoring prowess in the near future.

>Around the Minors

> Not much to note from Miami alumni in the AHL tonight.

– Nathan Davis saw a decent amount of ice time, competing in his first game with the Rockford IceHogs as they took on Quad City. No points however, for the Rocky River, Ohio native.

– Mike Glumac scored an empty-net goal to lift the Hamilton Bulldogs past the Manitoba Moose, 3-1.

In the ECHL…

– In pre-season action, Gwinnett Goaltender Charlie Effinger backstopped the Gladiators to a 5-2 win over the Augusta Lynx, turning away 17 of 19 shots.

– Also in pre-season action, former RedHawk forward Ernie Hartlieb scored a goal and added two assists as the Florida Everblades rolled the Phoenix Roadrunners, 7-0.

>Updates from Around the NHL

>Just a short update here. I’ve compiled this post of where our Miami alumni are, training camp wise after all the cuts, reassignments, and whatnot.

Los Angeles Kings:

Assigned goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to Manchester of the AHL

Montreal Canadiens:

Assigned forward Mike Glumac to Hamilton of the AHL

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins:

Assigned forward Nino Musitelli to Dayton of the ECHL

Other notes:

– Ryan Jones is still in the hunt for an NHL roster spot in Nashville

– Marty Guerin will be attending the Hartford Wolfpack AHL camp

– Nathan Davis is attending the Rockford IceHogs AHL camp

– Mitch Ganzak is in camp with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL

– Alec Martinez is still in camp with the LA Kings

– Kevyn Adams may indeed be a Chicago Blackhawk on opening night, as he was a free agent invitee. He’s had a solid camp for a veteran player.

>Davis Assigned to Rockford

>The first round of cuts for the Chicago Blackhawks leaves former RedHawk forward Nathan Davis a victim of circumstance as he has been assigned to the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

No surprise here. Davis was a long shot to make the roster anyway, but hopefully, will see some ice time with the ‘Hogs.

Where do you see Nathan fitting in with Rockford? Do you think his shoulder will stay healthy throughout the season?

>Updated: Miami Alumni In Training Camps

>As training camps begin to open for many leagues, here is a running list of former RedHawks who’ll be involved. Obviously, some of the names won’t be a shock, as there are a few “established NHL-ers” here. If you find a name I’ve missed, please contact me.

Binghamton Senators:
Mitch Ganzak, Defenseman
(Link to Official Release)

Chicago Blackhawks:
41- Nathan Davis, Center
(Blackhawks Team A Camp Roster)

17- Kevyn Adams, Center
**Adams was a free agent invitee**
(Blackhawks Team C Camp Roster)

Los Angeles Kings:
53- Alec Martinez, Defenseman
36- Jeff Zatkoff, Goaltender
(Kings Training Camp Roster)

Montreal Canadiens:
98- Mike Glumac, Forward
(Canadiens Training Camp Roster)

Nashville Predators:
28- Ryan Jones, Left Wing
(Predators Training Camp Roster)

New Jersey Devils:
6- Andy Greene, Defenseman

San Jose Sharks:
22- Dan Boyle, Defenseman
(Sharks Training Camp Roster)

Toronto Maple Leafs:
*Joe Cooper, Forward
(Maple Leafs Rookie Training Camp Roster)

Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins:
Nino Musitelli, Forward
(WB/Scranton Training Camp Roster)

*Denotes rookie camp attendee

>Davis Ranked 15th By Hockey’s Future

>Hockey’s Future has put together a nice feture on the Chicago Blackhawks’ top twenty prospects, and Miami alum Nathan Davis cracked the list at number fifteen. Here’s their assessment of the Rocky River, Ohio native:

“Davis is similar to Billy Sweatt in many ways. Though he does not possess Sweatt’s speed, he is a sound skater who sees the ice well, thus making him dangerous in transition. Additionally, like Sweatt, Davis can play defense with the best of them. In fact, he was considered by many to be one of the top defensive forwards in college while at Miami. Davis’ quality two-way game makes him an ideal special teams player. Now that he has been signed by Chicago, Davis will likely see time in Rockford next season.”

To check out the rest of the Blackhawks’ top twenty prospects, click here.

>RedHawks Go to Camp

>As NHL development camps continue to open and close in the next week, the rosters are being released and yes, a few RedHawks, or in some cases, former RedHakws, are included. Even if camps have already been completed, I’ll keep updating the list of names as I come across more of the rosters. Enjoy!

Chicago Blackhawks
(F) Nathan Davis-, 6’1, 193, Rocky River, Ohio (2005 Draft, 113th Overall)

Colorado Avalanche
(F) Justin Mercier- 5’11, 190, Erie, Pennsylvania (2005 Draft, 168th Overall)

Columbus Blue Jackets
(D) Will Weber- 6’4, 205, Gaylord, Michigan (2007 Draft, 53rd Overall)

Los Angeles Kings
(D) Alec Martinez- 6’0, 188, Rochester Hills, Michigan (2007 Draft, 95th Overall)
(G) Jeff Zatkoff- 6’1, 180, Chesterfield, Michigan (2006 Draft, 74th Overall)

Minnesota Wild
(F) Brian Kaufman- 6’4, 205, Shoreview, Minnesota (Invitee)

Ottawa Senators
(D) Mitch Ganzak- 5’11, 205, Redford, Michigan (Invitee)

St. Louis Blues
(G) Charlie Effinger- 6’1, 190, Belleville, Illinois (Invitee)