A total of two transactions involving six players and six USHL Draft picks concluded the annual trade deadline. Madison completed trades with playoff contenders Fargo Force and Waterloo Black Hawks in hopes of collecting future assets.
Madison traded forwards Ryan Lohin and Sam McCormick to Waterloo for defenseman Alex Robert and forward Marshall Moise. Lohin and McCormick both rank in the top-20 of USHL scoring and have both skated in 108 USHL career games. Lohin, a University of Massachusetts Lowell commit, has 39 points in 48 games while serving as Madison’s captain. McCormick, an Ohio State University commit, has 42 points in 47 games. Robert, a Robert Morris University commit, has 10 points in 44 games from the blueline and a +9 rating. Moise, a Ferris State University commit, has 15 points in 42 games this season.
Madison also traded defenseman Tommy Muck to Fargo for defenseman Chris Jones. Muck has 108 career USHL games and a career +9 rating. The Bemidji State University commit has scored 10 points in 48 games this season with a +8 rating. Jones has 40 career USHL games and was credited with his first career USHL point earlier this season.
Full details including draft picks and future considerations were announced via @USHLHockeyOps:
Breakdown of past three USHL Trade Deadlines:
2015-16: TWO trades involving SIX players
2014-15: NINE trades involving TWENTY players
2013-14: SEVEN trades involving NINE players
All 17 USHL rosters have been finalized for the 2015-16 season, with the exception of AAA and high school youth hockey players being added as an unlimited affiliate. These affiliate players may play an unlimited amount of games during the regular season and playoffs at the conclusion of their youth hockey season. 15 unlimited affiliates have already been added to end of season rosters, in addition to Fargo Force affiliate and 2015 first round pick Clayton Phillips (Edina High School).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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