Wolverines in the NBA/NHL/MLB/MLS

Submitted by Peter Nesbitt on November 3rd, 2014 at 11:38 PM

I’m going to make this a monthly update, I think. Let me know what I missed, or if you have any more insight that I can add.

October Notes: Darius Morris waived by Portland

 


NBA

Trey Burke (2011-13) | Jazz, Starting PG

- For the first three games of the year, Burke is shooting 34.9% from the field (13.3% on 3-pointers). 1.88 AST/TO ratio, -1.3 NetRtg, and 4.8 PIE.

 

Jamal Crawford (1999-2000) | Clippers, Backup G

- In the first 2 games of the year, Crawford is shooting 38.5 on field goals (31.3 3P%), and has hit 13/14 free throws. 2.33 AST/TO, 15.8 NetRtg, and 17.2 PIE.

 

Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13) | Knicks, Backup G

- Through 2 games, Hardaway has a NetRtg of -48.1 and PIE of -1.1.

 

Nik Stauskas (2012-14) | Kings, Backup G

- In 2 games, Stauskas has a -18.3 NetRtg and -4.5 PIE.

 

Glenn Robinson III (2012-14) | Timberwolves, Backup SF

- Made final roster, but listed as inactive.

 

Mitch McGary (2012-14) | Thunder, Injured PF

- Out for approximately 3 more weeks with a fractured foot.

 

European Basketball

Josh Asselin (1998-2001) | La Bruixa d'Or Manresa (Spain)

LaVell Blanchard (2000-03) | Pirates de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico-BSN)

Graham Brown (2003-06) | BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (France)

Stu Douglass (2008-12) | Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel)

Dion Harris (2004-07) | Piratas de Bogota (Colombia)

Manny Harris (2007-10) | Turk Telekom Ankara (Turkey)

J.C. Mathis (2004-05) | Piratas de Bogota (Colombia)

Jordan Morgan (2011-14) | Virtus Roma (Italy)

Jevohn Shepherd (2006-09) | Paffoni Omegna (Italy)

Courtney Sims (2004-07) | SK Knights (South Korea)

DeShawn Sims (2007-10) | Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel)

Chris Young (1999-2002) | Okapi Aalstar (Belgium)

 

 


NHL

Mike Brown (2004-05) | Sharks, RW

- Played in two games so far, only statistic is 7 PIM.

 

Mike Cammalleri (2000-02) | Devils, LW

- 5 goals, 2 assists, +2, and 8 PIM in 8 games.

 

Andrew Cogliano (2006-07) | Ducks, C

- 1 goal (SHG), 3 assists, and 4 PIM in 13 games.

 

Luke Glendening (2009-13) | Red Wings, C

- 1 goal and 6 PIM in 11 games.

 

Carl Hagelin (2008-11) | Rangers, F

- 2 goals, 1 assist, and 6 PIM in 10 games.

 

Matt Hunwick (2004-07) | Rangers, D

- 2 assists and 4 PIM in 8 games.

 

Jack Johnson (2006-07) | Blue Jackets, D

- 5 assists, -9 +/-, and 8 PIM in 11 games.

 

Jon Merrill (2011-13) | Devils, D

- 1 goal (PPG), 3 assists, and 8 PIM in 11 games.

 

Al Montoya (2003-05) | Panthers, G

- Given up 1 goal on 38 shots in 2 games.

 

David Moss (2002-05) | Coyotes, LW

- 1 assist, -6 +/-, and 4 PIM in 6 games.

 

Eric Nystrom (2002-05) | Predators, LW

- 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 PIM in 11 games.

 

Max Pacioretty (2008) | Canadiens, LW

- 5 goals, 4 assists, +7 +/-, and 10 PIM in 12 games.

 

Chris Summers (2007-10) | Coyotes, D

- 1 assist, -2 +/-, and 2 PIM in 5 games.

 

Jacob Trouba (2013) | Jets, D

- 1 goal, -2 +/-, and 4 PIM in 12 games.

 

American Hockey League

Chris Brown (2010-12)

Mac Bennett (2011-14)

Brandon Burlon (2009-11)

Phil DiGiuseppe (2012-14)

Andrew Ebbett (2003-06)

Alex Guptill (2012-14)

T.J. Hensick (2004-07)

Steve Kampfer (2007-10)

Greg Pateryn (2009-12)

Kevin Porter (2009-12)

Scooter Vaughan (2008-11)

David Wohlberg (2009-12)

East Coast Hockey League

Tristin Llewellyn (2008-11)

Lee Moffie (2006-09)

 

 


MLB

Rich Hill (2000-02) | Yankees, LHP

- Pitched in 16 games as a reliever for a total of 5.1 innings. 3.38 ERA, 2.44 WHIP, and 9/6 SO/BB ration.

- Was signed by Yankees on July 17th.

 

Zach Putnam (2006-08) | White Sox, RHP

- Appeared in 49 relief appearences, 5 wins and 2 losses, with 6 saves. 1.98 (!) ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 46 SO vs. 20 BB, and 2 HRs.

 

Minor Leagues

Adam Abraham (2006-08) | AA, INF

Chris Berset (2007-10) | AA, C

Patrick Biondi (2010-13) | Low A, CF

James Bourque (2012-14) | Short Season A, P

Jake Fox (2001-03) | AA, INF

Bobby Korecky (1999-2002) | AAA, RHP

Alex Lakatos (2011-14) | Rookie, P

Ryan LaMarre (2008-10) | AAA, OF

Cole Martin (2011-14) | Rookie, C

Alan Oaks (2007-10) | High A, RHP

Michael O’Neill (2011-13) | Low A, OF

Clayton Richard (2006-08) | AAA, LHP

Trent Szkutnik (2012-14) | Low A, LHP

Brandon Sinnery (2009-12) | High A, SP

 

 


MLS

Justin Meram (2009-10) | Columbus Crew, Forward

- Scored a big goal in a playoff game this week.

- Played in 32 games this year (starting 19). Scored 8 goals on 21 SOG, with 4 assists.

- Has 13 goals in 90 games (43 starts) for the Crew in the past 4 years.

 

Soony Saad (2009-10) | Sporting Kansas City and Lebanese National Team, Forward

- Scored 3 goals with 1 assist in 22 games (9 starts) this year.

- In the last 4 years with Sporting KC, Saad has 8 goals and 6 assists in 58 games (26 starts).

 

Kofi Opare (2009-12) DC United, Defender

- Traded from LA Galaxy on July 29th.

- Played in 6 games with LA this year, starting 5, but did not play a game with DC.

Comments

justingoblue

November 4th, 2014 at 1:48 PM ^

I've seen the same thing from a ton of people who don't have an ingrained background in the sport.

A little more info about how he's (or she's) tried to start following would be helpful to give some advice about getting hockey to "stick" but personally I would make sure I had a working knowledge of basic rules like offsides, icing, legal and illegal checking and whatnot, I'd start by watching NHL games on TV because the skill level weeds out a lot of mistakes that slow down or complicate the game and despite what I just said I'd go to whatever game you can locally because the excitement of being there is a huge part of what makes the game such a blast. I know they get bad raps around here with crazy uniformz and rawk but going to a minor league (or college) game is an inexpensive way to go out and have a few beers and get close to the ice.

One other fun thing is hearing stories about how absolutely bat-shit crazy some of the old timers were. When I was a kid I read about (I think) Bobby Hull taking a puck to the mouth; he pulls out a full tooth, root and all, and hands it to a coach before skating into the offensive zone. Stuff like that always made me realize just how ridiculous this game was/is.

 

BornSinner

November 4th, 2014 at 2:19 AM ^

lol MLS...yeah no. Happy for the Michigan players tho. If we're gonna keep tabs on the MLS, might as well keep tabs on the NFL's new minor league system that Gallon plays in known as the FXFL (on the Brooklyn Bolts) or the CFL. 

 

 

Peter Nesbitt

November 4th, 2014 at 10:04 AM ^

I'm actually planning on adding the FXFL players (Roh and Mealer), but they having been updating statistics very well up until now. I haven't seen Gallon show up on any of the box scores yet either.

McGuffie is the only former Wolverine I have seen in the CFL, but last I checked he hadn't played yet this year.

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MaizeNBlu628

November 6th, 2014 at 10:06 AM ^

Oh no, what a terrible inconvenience for you to have to scroll down a few extra times on your mouse! I don't care much for hockey, but I'm not going to bitch about it, and I'm still interested in how the former Michigan players are doing. Hell, I'm even up for including the WNBA in here, if Michigan has any players in it!

Sac Fly

November 4th, 2014 at 12:47 PM ^

ECHL

Kevin Clare - Toldeo Walleye

Kevin Lynch - Florida Everblades

Lindsay Sparks - Missouri Mavericks

Derek DeBlois - South Carolina Stingrays

 

In Europe:

Chad Kolarik - Avangard Omsk (KHL)

Aaron Palushaj - Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)

Louie Caporusso - Augsburger Panther (DEL)

Bryan Hogan - Lowen Frankfurt (DEL2)

Jeff Tambellini - Gotteron (NLA)

Travis Turnbull - Dusseldorfer EG (DEL)

Mark Kosick - SC Riessersee (DEL)

Brian Lebler - ECH Linz (Austria)

Chad Langlais - GAP (France)