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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.
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Through the 2014-15 Season
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Freshman (2014-15) ... Tailled 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.
Junior team ...nA 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 Mar. 23 against Youngstown Phantoms ... Listed on 2014-15 NHL CSS Futures North American List released on July 8 as one of the top draft-eligible defensemen in the 2015 NHL Draft ...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 ...nBorn July 19, 1997 ... Son of Kristen and Ken Werenski ...nnEnrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Artsn... Undeclared major ... Accelerated studies to become NCAA-eligible in summer 2014 ... Listed as an "A" skater by the NHL Central Scouting Services ... 2015 NHL Draft eligible ... Models his game after former U-M and current NHL star defenseman Jack Johnson.
Most, Game: 2 (7x), last- 1/24/15 at Wisconsin (2g)
Multi-Point Games: 2, last 10/25/14 vs. BU (1g, 1a)
Streak: 2 games (2x) 10/24/14-10/25/14 (2g,2a)
First: 10/04/14 vs. UMass-Lowell (1a)
Most, Game: 2, (2x),nlast- 1/24/15 at Wisconsin
Multi-Goal Games:To Come
Streak:2 games 2(x), last- 10/24/14-10/25/14 (2g)
Game Winners:To Come
First: 10/24/14 vs. UMass-Lowell
Most, Game:n2, (3x),nlast- 1/26/15 atnOSU
Multi-Assist Games:To Come
Streak:2 games (2x), last- 10/24/14-10/25/14 (2a)
First: 10/04/14 vs. Ferris State
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