Michael Downing 5
Michael  Downing

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
D

Birthdate:
05/19/1995

Experience:
FLA

S/C:
L


01/10/2015

Michigan Sweeps No. 9 Minnesota to Give Berenson 800th Victory

Ice Hockey Sweeps No. 9 Minnesota to Give Berenson 800th Victory

12/29/2014

Michigan Holds Off Michigan State for 16th Great Lakes Invitational Title

Ice Hockey Holds Off Spartans for 16th Great Lakes Invitational Title

12/02/2014

Five Wolverines Named to U.S. World Junior Team's Preliminary Roster

Five Icers Named to U.S. World Junior Team's Preliminary Roster

11/25/2014

Shuart, Downing Earn Big Ten Weekly Recognition

Shuart, Downing Earn B1G Ice Hockey Weekly Recognition

11/22/2014

Wolverines Put Up Eight-Spot in Win over Penn State

Ice Hockey Puts Up Eight-Spot in Win over Penn State

11/22/2014

Ice Hockey Scores Eight in Win over Penn State

Michigan scored five third-period goals in an 8-1 win over Penn State.

Through the 2014-15 Season

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Sophomore (2014-15) ... Scored first goal of the season against UNH on 10/18 ... Tallied first assist of the season against UMass-Lowell on 10/24 ... Scored a goal in each game against Penn State on 11/21 and 11/22 ... Recorded two assists agianst RPI on 11/28 ... Tallied fourth assist of the season against OSU on 12/5 ... Notched assist against Michigan Tech on 12/28 ... Recorded assist against Michigan State on 12/29 ... Notched career-best three-point night (g, 2a) against No. 9 Minnesota (1/10) ... Added two assists against Ohio State (1/16).

Freshman (2013-14) ...
In 34 games played, recorded 12 points (2G, 10A), second among Michigan defensemen ... Recorded a plus-3 rating and finished third on the team with 53 blocked shots ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Recorded four blocked shots vs. Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on 3/20 ... Notched an assist and four blocked shots vs. Minnesota on 3/15 ... Registered two assists vs. OSU on 3/2 ... Recorded a goal and an assist vs. Penn State (2/7) ... Registered sixth assist of the season as well as two blocked shots on 2/1 vs. Wisconsin ... Scored his first career goal and an assist against Ohio State on 12/2 ... Tallied an assist vs. Niagara on 11/22 ...Recorded one assist in each game in the series vs Michigan Tech (Nov. 1-2) ... Registered first career assist vs Boston College (Oct. 10) ... Recipient of the Ralph and Susan Garlick Scholarship.

Junior Team ... Played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL from 2011-13 ... Recorded 3 goals and 20 assists in 52 games in 2012-13, helping the Saints earn the Clark Cup as USHL Champions ... Registered 4 goals and 10 assists in 54 games in 2011-12 ... Played prep school hockey at Detroit Catholic Central in 2010-11, recording 7 goals and 16 assists in 26 games.

Personal ... Born May 19, 1995 ... Son of Richard and Peggy Downing ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts... Undeclared major ... Graduated from Dubuque Senior High School (Iowa) (2013) ... Played two years of high school hockey at Catholic Central High School in Detroit before starting his junior hockey career in 2011-12 with Dubuque ... Played the 2011-12 junior season with older brother Jake Downing, also a defenseman ... Selected by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round, 97th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Michael Downing's Career Highlights

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 2 (2x), last - 3/2/14 vs. OSU (2a)
Multi-Point Games: 3 (2013-14 - 3)
Streak:2 (2x), last - 2/1-2/7/14
First: 10/10/13 vs. BC

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 1 (3x), last - 10/18/14 vs. UNH
Multi-Goal Games: To come
Streak: To come
Game Winners:To come
First: 12/2/13 vs. OSU

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 2 (1x), last - 3/2/14 vs. OSU
Multi-Assist Games: 1 (2013-14 - 1)
Streak:2 (2x), last - 2/1-2/7/14
First: 10/10/13 vs. BC

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