Michael Downing 5
Michael  Downing


Canton, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200






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

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


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

Ice Hockey Jumps On Spartans Early in Hockey City Classic Victory


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

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


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

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


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

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


Ice Hockey Scores Eight in Win over Penn State

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


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

• 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
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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