No. 3 – Tyler Madden (C) (Northeastern Huskies, NCAA)
Northeastern kicked off the season against Sacred Heart. There aren’t the toughest competition as the Huskies rolled over them 5-2 and 5-0. Tyler Madden has made his name known early, picking up a pair of goals in as many games.
Although, his father John was a former NHL player who won the Stanley Cup. It should go without saying that his dad is not the renowned football coach and broadcaster, but I will say it just in case.
It’s a great start for Madden and worth noting he tallied eight shots in those opening games combined. He’s also pretty effective in the faceoff dot, going over 50% in both games. We tend to overstate the value of faceoffs in hockey, but if that is a vital piece of information for you, there you go.
Madden may be a freshman, but he is already taking on the responsibility of playing on the Huskies top line. If you remember my coverage with Adam Gaudette last year, I will likely bring up Northeastern a lot, especially when the next Beanpot rolls around.