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NHL report: 6 made debuts in 16-17

Six former Miamians made their NHL debuts in 2016-17, bringing the total number of ex-RedHawks to play in the world’s best hockey league to 33.

Scoring their first NHL goals were rookies Austin Czarnik and Blake Coleman, who became the 18th and 19th players to hit the net in that league after playing their collegiate hockey in Oxford.

Miamians have logged a total of 5,831 NHL games, tallying 798 goals and accounting for 2,205 points.

BoB takes a look at ProHawks’ milestones and highlights of the 2016-17 NHL season:

FIRST LOOKS: Dressing in their first NHL games this season were Czarnik, Coleman, Riley Barber, Sean Kuraly, Pat Cannone and Jack Roslovic.

Austin Czarnik (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Czarnik had the best rookie year from a points perspective, scoring five times and dishing for eight assists for 13 points in 49 games for the Boston Bruins.

Coleman played in 23 games for the New Jersey Devils, finishing 1-1-2 in 23 games.

Kuraly picked up a lone assist in eight games with Boston, but he scored twice in the same game in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the tying goal with under three minutes left in the third period and the overtime game winner in a 3-2 win over Ottawa.

Cannone (Minnesota) debuted at the age of 30, and both he and Barber (Washington) logged three games without a point, while Roslovic (Winnipeg) took the ice for one game and was held off the scoresheet.

Dan Boyle (BoB file photo).

CALLING IT A CAREER: Dan Boyle called it quits prior to the season, ending his career with 1,093 games played, 163 goals and 442 assists for 605 points. He is tops all time among ex-Miamians in games, helpers and points and is second only to Brian Savage in markers.

SCORING LEADER: Los Angeles D Alec Martinez was tops among former RedHawks in NHL scoring with 39 points, including nine goals. F Reilly Smith was No. 1 in goals, scoring 15 times for Florida.

PLAYOFFS? PLAYOFFS?!?! While 13 players who spent time in Oxford logged NHL games in 2016-17, only three participated in the Stanley Cup playoffs: Kuraly, Tommy Wingels and Chris Wideman. Kuraly scored two goals in four games, including a game-tying goal and an OT winner. Wideman made his NHL postseason debut, and notched a goal and three assists in 15 contests. Wingels dressed for nine games but did not tally a point. Wideman and Wingels both played for the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa eliminated Boston in the first round before being knocked off in the conference final.

Tommy Wingels (BoB file photo).

HEADING TO CANADA: Wingels was traded to Ottawa mid-season and rolled up four points including two goals in 36 games after his move. He had eight points (5-3-8) in 37 games with San Jose, but that team was bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

IRON MAN: For the fourth straight season, Smith played in at least 80 games. He dressed for exactly 80 in 2016-17, which actually represented a four-year low for the forward. He has also recorded at least 20 assists and 35 points in each season during that span.

MILESTONES: Andy Greene moved into second place on the all-time games-played list by former Miamians, and dressed for the 700th time in his career, all with New Jersey. He also earned his 150th career assist in 2016-17.

Martinez moved into sixth in games played, eclipsing the 400 mark, and passed Kevyn Adams to move into sixth place in career points.

Wingels became the sixth former RedHawk to scored 50 NHL goals. He had eight in 2016-17, giving him 53 total. Wingels has now played in 54 postseason contests, fourth-most by a former Miamian.

On deck: BoB takes a look at Miamians in the AHL.

FINAL 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON STATS


Skaters

Player Team Pos. GP G A Pts. +/– PIM
Alec Martinez Los Angeles Kings D 82 9 30 39 -17 24
Reilly Smith Florida Panthers F 80 15 22 37 -13 17
Chris Wideman Ottawa Senators D 76 5 12 17 7 46
Curtis McKenzie Dallas Stars F 53 6 10 16 5 72
Austin Czarnik Boston Bruins F 49 5 8 13 -10 12
Andy Greene New Jersey Devils D 66 4 9 13 -15 8
Tommy Wingels Ottawa Senators F 73 7 5 12 -11 27
Blake Coleman New Jersey Devils F 23 1 1 2 -7 27
Sean Kuraly Boston Bruins F 8 0 1 1 -1 2
Pat Cannone Minnesota Wild F 3 0 0 0 0 0
Riley Barber Washington Capitals F 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Roslovic Winnipeg Jets F 1 0 0 0 -1 0


Goalies

Player Team GP Min. W L GAA Sv% SHO
Jeff Zatkoff Los Angeles Kings 13 555 2 8 2.94 .879 0

FINAL 2016-17 PLAYOFF STATS


Skaters

Player Team Pos. GP G A Pts. +/– PIM
Chris Wideman Ottawa Senators D 15 1 3 4 4
Sean Kuraly Boston Bruins F 4 2 0 2 4
Tommy Wingels Ottawa Senators F 9 0 0 0 4

ALL-TIME NHL STATS


Skaters

(through 2016-17)

Player Yrs. Pos. Games Goals Assists Points +/– PIM
Dan Boyle 1998-2016 D 1,093 163 442 605 -5 693
Brian Savage 1993-2006 F 674 192 167 359 -80 321
Randy Robitaille 1996-2008 F 531 84 172 256 -64 201
Andy Greene 2006-present D 707 39 158 197 -1 208
Reilly Smith 2012-present F 365 76 111 187 38 92
Alec Martinez 2009-present D 419 48 99 147 31 126
Kevyn Adams 1997-2008 F 540 59 77 136 -38 317
Tommy Wingels 2010-present F 373 53 73 126 -28 209
Ryan Jones 2008-2014 F 237 40 32 72 -11 141
Chris Wideman 2015-present D 140 11 19 32 11 80
Curtis McKenzie 2014-present F 92 10 11 21 -4 120
Mike Glumac 2005-2008 F 40 7 6 13 -8 38
Austin Czarnik 2016-present F 49 5 8 13 -10 4
Alain Chevrier 1985-1991 G 234 0 11 11 0 35
Pat Leahy 2003-2007 F 50 4 4 8 -1 19
Todd Harkins 1991-1994 F 48 3 3 6 -10 78
Todd Rohloff 2001-2004 D 75 0 6 6 -19 40
Blake Coleman 2016-present F 23 1 1 2 -7 27
Justin Mercier 2009-2010 F 9 1 1 2 2 0
Andy Miele 2011-2014 F 15 0 2 2 2 11
Jarod Palmer 2011 F 6 1 0 1 -2 4
Carter Camper 2011-2012 F 3 1 0 1 1 0
Rob Robinson 1991-1992 F 22 0 1 1 -4 8
Connor Knapp 2014 G 2 0 1 1 0 0
Jeff Zatkoff 2013-present G 48 0 1 1 0 0
Sean Kuraly 2016-present F 8 0 1 1 -1 2
Craig Fisher 1989-1997 F 12 0 0 0 -3 2
Richard Shulmistra 1997-2000 G 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Schilling 2013-2015 D 6 0 0 0 -2 4
Steve McKichan 1990-1991 G 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pat Cannone 2016-present F 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Roslovic 2016-present F 1 0 0 0 -1 0
Riley Barber 2016-present F 3 0 0 0 0 0


Goalies

Player Yrs. Games Min. W L T SHO GAA Sv %
Richard Shulmistra 1998-2000 2 122 1 1 0 0 1.48 .941
Jeff Zatkoff 2013-present 48 2,490 18 25 0 1 2.72 .908
Connor Knapp 2014 2 77 0 1 0 0 3.12 .875
Alain Chevrier 1985-1991 234 12,202 91 100 14 2 4.16 .864
Steve McKichan 1990-1991 1 20 0 0 0 0 6.00 .750

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF STATS


Skaters

Player Pos. S. Cups Games Goals Assists Points +/– PIM
Dan Boyle D 1 130 17 64 81 -10 68
Alec Martinez D 2 60 6 10 16 1 30
Reilly Smith F 0 18 8 5 13 12 0
Brian Savage F 0 39 3 8 11 -7 12
Tommy Wingels F 0 54 2 6 8 4 42
Andy Greene D 0 45 3 4 7 4 16
Randy Robitaille F 0 13 1 4 5 -5 8
Kevyn Adams F 1 67 2 2 4 -9 9
Chris Wideman D 0 15 1 3 4 -4 4
Sean Kuraly F 0 4 2 0 2 0 4
Alain Chevrier G 0 16 0 1 1 0 0
Jeff Zatkoff G 1 2 0 0 0 0 0


Goalies

Player S. Cups Games Min. W L SHO GAA Sv %
Alain Chevrier 0 16 1,013 9 7 0 2.61 .909
Jeff Zatkoff 1 2 117 1 1 0 3.08 .908

Czarnik makes NHL debut for Boston

Austin Czarnik became the 28th former Miamian to log an NHL game when he made his debut for the Boston Bruins in Columbus on Thursday.

Austin Czarnik (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Austin Czarnik (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Czarnik, tied for fifth on the RedHawks’ all-time points leaderboard with 169 and second in team history with 123 assists, logged 15 minutes in his first game in the world’s premier hockey league.

The center from Washington, Mich., scored 20 goals and picked up 41 helpers in his first full pro season with AHL Providence in 2015-16. He turned professional immediately following his senior season at Miami in March of 2015 and notched two assists in three games for the P-Bruins.

Czarnik was Miami’s captain his final two seasons and tallied at least 37 points in all four of his seasons in Oxford.

Camper nets first career NHL goal

It wasn’t a pretty wrister that we saw time after time at Miami, but rather, former RedHawk captain Carter Camper went to the hard area of the ice and capitalized on a rebound while fighting off an Ottawa defenseman to net his first career goal in just his second NHL game, a 5-3 Boston winner. Camper was the Bruins’ best faceoff man in his first outing, a 4-2 win over the Blues, and got his first goal in last night’s win over the Senators despite going 0-for-4 on draws.

Congratulations, Carter!