The Wolverines welcome the USNTDP program to Yost from nearby Plymouth, Michigan for their annual scrimmage. Michigan fans will have the opportunity to see three recruits who will play for the Wolverines next season as well as other Big Ten recruits who will play against them.
The three recruits who will skate at Yost are Josh Norris, Quinn Hughes and Dylan St. Cyr. If you like backstory and bloodlines you’ll like this group.
Josh Norris is the highest rated recruit in Michigan's 2017 class. He is the son of Michigan State Spartan legend Dwayne Norris and centers the top line for the USNTDP. Norris is second on the team with 6 goals and has recorded a 6-5—11 scoring line this season. Central scouting projects him as a 2nd-3rd round pick.
Between the pipes is Dylan St. Cyr.
St. Cyr is short. Listed at 5’8 he is half a foot shorter than Jack LaFontaine and Hayden Lavigne but what he lacks in height is more than made up for by his technique and hockey IQ. It’s not surprising at all considering his mother is Manon Rhéaume, the only women to ever play in an NHL preseason game when she suited up in goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992.
On the blueline the lone recruit is Quinn Hughes. The Hughes family has hockey ties all over the country. His uncle Marty Hughes and cousin Teddy Doherty both played 4 years at Boston College and his father, Jim Hughes, was a captain at Providence College and spent six years in the NHL as Toronto’s director of player development.
Listed at just 5’9 the diminutive blueliner is a wizard with the puck recording a 1-6—7 line this season after scoring 7 goals a year ago.
Mike Pastujov is the fourth recruit on the team committed to Michigan, however, Mike won’t play tonight. The younger brother of Michigan freshman Nick Pastujov, Mike was a star recruit who would have been the #1 pick in the OHL draft before he pledged to Michigan but his career has been slowed by injury as shoulder surgery cost him most of his U17 season. Central Scouting has him projected as a 2nd-3rd round pick.
Other Big recruits playing tonight are defensemen Tommy Miller (MSU), Max Gildon (UW), Tyler Inamoto (UW) and forwards Scott Reedy (Minn), Nate Knoepke (Minn), Evan Barratt (PSU) and Sean Dhooghe (UW).