Michael Downing 5
Michael  Downing

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
05/19/1995

Experience:
FLA


03/16/2015

Hyman, Larkin Lead Quintet of U-M All-Big Ten Honorees

Hyman, Larkin Headline Ice Hockey's All-Big Ten Honorees

02/08/2015

U-M Jumps On Spartans Early in Hockey City Classic Victory

Ice Hockey Jumps On Spartans Early in Hockey City Classic Victory

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

11/22/2014

Ice Hockey Scores Eight in Win over Penn State

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

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Junior (2015-16)
• Finished season with 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) in 35 games, setting a career mark in assists
• Was a career-best plus-20 on the season, finishing 3rd among Big Ten defensemen in plus/minus
• Tallied two assists at BU (11/21)
• Notched two assists vs. Dartmouth (11/27)

Sophomore (2014-15)
• An All-Big Ten Second Team selection
• Notched a career best 22 points (6G, 16A) in 36 games , third among Big Ten defenseman
• Finished third on the team with 47 blocked shots
• Led the team with 76 penalty minutes
• Was plus-3 on the season
• Scored OT game-winning goal against No. 9 Minnesota and added assist (1/9)
• Scored a goal vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten Semifinal game (3/19)

Freshman (2013-14)
• Earned Big Ten All-Rookie Team honors
• Made his U-M career debut on 10/10 vs. BC, recording his first career assist
• Notched his first career goal, and added an assist in a 5-4 win at Ohio State on 12/2
• Notched a career high two assists against Ohio State on 3/2

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 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

Personal
• Born May 19, 1995
• Son of Richard and Peggy Downing
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Majoring in Sport Management

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 3, 1/10/15 vs. Minnesota (g, 2a)
Multi-Point Games: 9 (2 - 2013-14, 5 - 2014-15, 2 - 2015-16)
Streak: 4 games - 3/11/16-3/25/16 (4a)
First: 10/10/13 vs. BC (a)

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 1, last - 1/9/16 vs. MSU
Multi-Goal Games: To Come
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: To Come
First:
12/2/13 vs. OSU

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, last - 11/27/15 vs. Dartmouth
Multi-Assist Games: 9, last - 11/27/15 vs. Dartmouth
Streak: 3 games, 1/10/15-1/23/15 (6a)
First: 10/10/13 vs. BC (a)

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