UConn
UCONN 2016-2017 TEAM ROSTER
No. Name (*NHL draftees) Cl Pos Ht Wt YOB Hometown / Last Team
1 Tanner CreelJr G5-1016594Arlington Heights, IL / Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)
Previous College: Army West Point (2013-14)
2 Derek PrattJr D6-219094Mount Hermon, MA / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
4 Bryan NelsonFr D6-322596Upton, MA / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)
5 David Drake (PHI)Jr D6-619595Naperville, IL / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
6 Johnny AustinJr D5-1119595St. Louis Park, MN / Benilde St. Margaret (USHS)
7 Joona KunnasSr D6-420093Vantaa, Finland / Middlesex Islanders (EJHL)
8 Spencer NaasJr F5-1118595Minnetonka, MN / Benilde St. Margaret (USHS)
9 Alexander PayusovFr F5-1118097Montréal, Québec / Madison Capitols (USHL)
10Miles Gendron (OTT)So D6-319096Shrewsbury, MA / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
11Corey RonanJr F5-819095Franklin, MA / St. Sebastian's Prep (PREP)
13Joseph Masonius (PIT)So D6-220097Spring Lake, NJ / U.S. National U18 (NTDP)
16Karl El-MirSo F6-018596Montréal, Québec / Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
17Jesse SchwartzJr F6-018094Toronto, ON / Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
18Max KalterSo F5-816096Highland Park, IL / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
19Evan RichardsonSr F5-817594Nanaimo, BC / Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Previous College: Boston College (2013-14)
20Wyatt NewpowerFr D6-420097Hugo, MN / White Bear Lake Area (USHS)
21Jeff WightJr F6-317595Coquitlam, BC / Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
22Justin HowellFr F5-1020097Saint Paul, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
23Kasperi OjantakanenJr F6-017095Helsinki, Finland / Jokerit U20 (Europe)
24Benjamin FreemanFr F6-620596Falmouth, ME / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)
26Philip Nyberg (BUF)Fr D6-420097Linköping, Sweden / Madison Capitols (USHL)
27Maxim Letunov (SJS)So F6-418596Moscow, Russia / Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
28Brian MorganSr F6-019094Windham, NH / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
Previous College: Maine (2015-16)
29Tage Thompson (STL)So F6-520097Orange, CT / U.S. National U18 (NTDP)
30Adam Huska (NYR)Fr G6-420597Zvolen, Slovakia / Grren Bay Gamblers (USHL)
31Rob NicholsSr G5-1118592Dallas, TX / Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
35Steve ThulinJr G6-317093North Reading, MA / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)

Captain: Derek Pratt

Head Coach: Mike Cavanaugh (Bowdoin '90)
Career Record (Entering 2016-2017): 39-54-15 (.431) (3 Seasons)
Record at Connecticut (Entering 2016-2017): 39-54-15 (.431) (3 Seasons)

Assistant Coach: Joe Pereira (Boston University '11)
Assistant Coach: Brendan Buckley (Boston College '99)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Ross MacKinnon

UCONN 2016-2017 TEAM ROSTER
No. Name Cl P Hometown /
Last Team
1 Tanner CreelJr GArlington Heights, IL / Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)
Previous College: Army West Point (2013-14)
2 Derek PrattJr DMount Hermon, MA / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
4 Bryan NelsonFr DUpton, MA / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)
5 David Drake (PHI)Jr DNaperville, IL / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
6 Johnny AustinJr DSt. Louis Park, MN / Benilde St. Margaret (USHS)
7 Joona KunnasSr DVantaa, Finland / Middlesex Islanders (EJHL)
8 Spencer NaasJr FMinnetonka, MN / Benilde St. Margaret (USHS)
9 Alexander PayusovFr FMontréal, Québec / Madison Capitols (USHL)
10Miles Gendron (OTT)So DShrewsbury, MA / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
11Corey RonanJr FFranklin, MA / St. Sebastian's Prep (PREP)
13Joseph Masonius (PIT)So DSpring Lake, NJ / U.S. National U18 (NTDP)
16Karl El-MirSo FMontréal, Québec / Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
17Jesse SchwartzJr FToronto, ON / Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
18Max KalterSo FHighland Park, IL / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
19Evan RichardsonSr FNanaimo, BC / Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Previous College: Boston College (2013-14)
20Wyatt NewpowerFr DHugo, MN / White Bear Lake Area (USHS)
21Jeff WightJr FCoquitlam, BC / Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
22Justin HowellFr FSaint Paul, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
23Kasperi OjantakanenJr FHelsinki, Finland / Jokerit U20 (Europe)
24Benjamin FreemanFr FFalmouth, ME / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)
26Philip Nyberg (BUF)Fr DLinköping, Sweden / Madison Capitols (USHL)
27Maxim Letunov (SJS)So FMoscow, Russia / Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
28Brian MorganSr FWindham, NH / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
Previous College: Maine (2015-16)
29Tage Thompson (STL)So FOrange, CT / U.S. National U18 (NTDP)
30Adam Huska (NYR)Fr GZvolen, Slovakia / Grren Bay Gamblers (USHL)
31Rob NicholsSr GDallas, TX / Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
35Steve ThulinJr GNorth Reading, MA / Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL)

Captain: Derek Pratt

Head Coach: Mike Cavanaugh (Bowdoin '90)
Career Record (Entering 2016-2017): 39-54-15 (.431) (3 Seasons)
Record at Connecticut (Entering 2016-2017): 39-54-15 (.431) (3 Seasons)

Assistant Coach: Joe Pereira (Boston University '11)
Assistant Coach: Brendan Buckley (Boston College '99)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Ross MacKinnon