Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chalk up another award for Troy Grosenick

Troy has a series of very large flashcards that line the boards so that he can study during practice

Troy Grosenick has earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District men's at-large first team honors.  In laymen's terms, Tory has been awarded a national honor based on his academic excellence as a student athlete. More info on the award can be found here.

Earlier this year, Grose was awarded the Thomas VanArden Dukehart Award for having the team's highest GPA (3.83) and was a finalist for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award.  In addition, he has volunteered as a tutor and a notetaker for students with disabilities.  On the ice, Grose did pretty well his first year as a starting goaltender, leading the ECAC in all major goaltending categories (GAA, S%, W%), finishing the year in second nationally for all major goaltending categories (third in S% by.001%), shattering school records, and winning the Ken Dryden Award as ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year.  He also was a finalist for some award named after a dude named Hobey.  Doesn't sound important but I figured I might as well mention it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Incoming freshman Andrew Johnston signs with the Philadelphia Flyers

It totally went in (unconfirmed)

We hardly knew ye. Incoming freshman Andrew Johnston has been signed by the Flyers.  

Andrew Johnston (20 years old, 6'1 178lbs) played LW this year with the Humboldt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior hockey League, putting up 81 points (29g, 52a) in 58 games.  In the playoffs, Johnston put up 14 points (10g, 4a) in 16 games.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jeremy Welsh Makes NHL History

He has only logged one game but Jeremy Welsh has already made NHL history by recording the largest cap hit ever.  For those of you who are not aware of what a cap hit is (myself included prior to some googling), the equation is as follows from CapGeek:

[ ( base salary * days remaining in season / days in season ) + total signing and performance bonuses ] * days in season / days remaining in season

Base: $832,500
Signing bonus: $92,500
Performance bonus: $0
Signed on: April 7, 2012
Days in season: 185
Days remaining: 1

When you throw those numbers in your TI-84, you get $17,945,000.  *pick your jaw up off the ground* Don't expect Jeremy to be rolling up to class in a Rolls Royce made of diamond encrusted diamonds.  This number is more of a technicality than an actual figure. Due to Jeremy's signing bonus and his 1 game stead, the whole equation got thrown off (suck it, math nerds). Jeremy will be getting paid $4,500 a game with his $832,500 a year salary assuming he spends 185 (82 games) in the NHL.  The cap hit describes what Jeremy would make a year had he signed a contract for $97,000 a game.  Here is how Jeremy ranks among other superstars in terms of cap hit:

Not even close, Ovi.

stick tap to http://www.capgeek.com/