2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Poganski helps power North Dakota’s imposing “Heavy” line

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Austin Poganski - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Austin Poganski (#14) has improved his point total from last season by 10 points, scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

At 6’2” and 204 pounds, University of North Dakota sophomore winger Austin Poganski isn’t hard to miss. But the St. Cloud, MN native is about a lot more than just his imposing build. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Offensive game blossoms for Pioneers’ Butcher

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Will Butcher - University of Denver

Photo: University of Denver defenseman and Colorado Avalanche Will Butcher has had a productive 2015-16 campaign, scoring eight goals and 31 points in 38 games for the Pioneers (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)

University of Denver junior defenseman Will Butcher is in the midst of his best collegiate season and is developing into one of the nation’s best all-around rearguards. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Surprising journey leads Jonzzon to captaincy of Quinnipiac squad

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Soren Jonzzon - Quinnipiac University

Photo: Quinnipiac University forward and team captain Soren Jonzzon has had his most productive season, posting 10 goals and 20 points in 41 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

Quinnipiac University senior Soren Jonzzon’s rise to become the Bobcats’ captain is truly a story about perseverance. The Mountain View, CA native played in just four games during his freshman campaign three years ago. Today, he serves as Quinnipiac’s team captain, an honor that he doesn’t take lightly. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s Santini gets offensive in junior campaign

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Steve Santini - Boston College

Photo: Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini was a second round selection of the New Jersey Devils at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini is one of the leaders on the Eagles blueline who has also developed into one of the nation’s top defensemen. He is also one of three New Jersey Devils prospects on the Eagles roster. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac’s Toews on right developmental path

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Devon Toews - Quinnipiac University

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews increased his point total by 10 points from the 2014-15 season, posting seven goals and 30 points in 38 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

A player’s development is often judged by statistics. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

Case in point is Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Devon Toews. The Abbotsford, BC native is currently amongst the top scoring defensemen in the nation with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists). But his numbers are just one part of his tremendous developmental progress that has come from hard work in virtually all aspects of both his game and in his physical maturity. Read more»

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