Former NCAA skaters dotted the top five of most categories of NHL statistical charts prior to today's games, according to NHL.com.
Arizona's Alex Goligoski (Minnesota) was tied for the league lead with 34 games played so far this season, while Anders Lee (Notre Dame) of the New York Islanders ranked third overall with 19 goals to date. Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler (Minnesota) was knotted for fourth overall with 30 assists, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College) checked in at third with 39 points, and St. Louis' now-injured Jaden Schwartz (Colorado College) was tied for second league-wise with a plus-23 plus-minus rating.
Concerning power-play goals, Washington's T.J. Oshie (North Dakota) was tied for fourth overall with seven tallies, while New Jersey's Brian Gibbons (Boston College) was second with three shorthanded scores and Montreal's Max Pacioretty (Michigan) was fifth on the circuit with 128 shots on goal. Minnesota's Ryan Suter (Wisconsin) led all NHL skaters with an average time on ice of 27:22, with Erik Johnson (Minnesota) clocking in fifth overall at 26:05.
As for goaltending, San Jose's Aaron Dell (North Dakota) led the league in both goals-against average (1.75) and save percentage (.939).