Ice Hockey Summer Update: Werenski on Whirlwind Summer
Werenski, Incoming Freshman Connor Selected in 2015 NHL Draft
Two Icers Selected for U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
Kornacki: Werenski, Larkin Star on the Ice; Roommates, Friends Off the Ice
Hyman, Larkin Headline Ice Hockey's All-Big Ten Honorees
Zach Werenski, a 6-foot-2, 215 pound freshman defenseman, talks about adjusting to college life, team chemistry, playing at Yost and his relationship with coach Berenson.
U-M used three first-period goals to pick up a 5-2 exhibition triumph over Wilfrid Laurier.
Through the 2014-15 Season
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Freshman (2014-15) ... Led all Big Ten defensemen with nine goals and finished tops among U-M blueliners and second among Big Ten defensemen with 25 points (9G, 16A) in 35 games...An All-Big Ten first team and All-Rookie Team selection, Werenski had the most points and goals by a freshman defenseman at Michigan since Jacob Trouba (13G, 16A) in 2012-13....Werenski led the team (along with Kevin Lohan) with 59 blocked shots this season...Tallied his first assist of his career against Ferris State on 10/4 ... Registered second assist in the season home opener against UNH on 10/17 ... Tallied two goals and two assists in games against UMass-Lowell (10/24) and Boston University (10/25)... Has had points in four of Michigan's first five games and six points overall (2G, 4A) ... Recorded two assists against AIC on 11/15 ... Registered two assists against Penn State on 11/22 ... Recorded one goal and two assists against OSU on 12/5 ... Added assist against No. 9 Minnesota (1/9) ... Notched two assists against OSU (1/16) ... Recorded career-best two goals at Wisconsin (1/24) ... Picked up an assist at Minnesota (2/13) ... Scored two goals against OSU on 2/22 ... Scored a goal vs. Michigan State (3/14) ... Added an assist vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament (3/19).
Junior team ... A standout defenseman for the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-17 Team in 2013-14 ... finished second among team defensemen in scoring with 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) in 47 games, despite missing time in November due to injury ... Called up for four games with U18-Team,scoring a goal in a 5-3 win on March 23 against Youngstown Phantoms...Played against older competition throughout his youth hockey career ... Werenski was a member of the Little Caesers U18 Midget Major team as a 15-year old in 2012-13, recording 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 28 games.
Personal ... Born July 19, 1997 ... Selected 8th overall (1st round) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2015 NHL Draft, Michigan's highest draft pick since Jack Johnson (3rd overall, 2005) ... Son of Kristen and Ken Werenski ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undeclared major ... Accelerated studies to become NCAA-eligible in summer 2014 ... Models his game after former U-M and current NHL star defenseman Jack Johnson.
Most, Game: 2 (9x), last, 2/27/15 vs Wisconsin (g,a)
Multi-Point Games: 9 (2014-15 - 9)
Streak: 3 games, 1/16/15 - 1/24/15 (2g, 3a)
First: 10/04/14 at Ferris State (a)
Most, Game: 2, (2x), last- 2/22/15 vs. OSU
Multi-Goal Games: 2 (2014-15 - 2)
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: 1 - 2/22/15 vs. OSU
First: 10/24/14 vs. UMass-Lowell
Most, Game: 2, (3x), last- 1/26/15 at OSU
Multi-Assist Games: 3 (2014-15 - 3)
Streak: To Come
First: 10/04/14 vs. Ferris State
New season tickets now on sale. » Learn about 2015-16 Michigan ice hockey season ticket opportunities.