Photo by Angelo Gelfuso
By Justin Maskulinski, For The Miami Student
Miami's hockey season is well underway, and more 'Hawks are preparing for a professional career following their time at Miami.
Here's a glimpse at how the Brotherhood is faring in the world of professional hockey now.
These are not all of the RedHawks who are soaring around the numerous professional hockey leagues, just a select few. There's still plenty of hockey to be played this season, so last season's stats are included as well. All stats are of Sunday morning.
Boyle is in his 17th NHL season and is playing for the New York Rangers. He spent the past six seasons with the San Jose Sharks, before the Sharks did not re-sign him last season. Due to a broken hand, he has appeared in only one game this year. Last season, Boyle had 36 points in 75 games. He sits at 955 career games played.
Wingels is playing for the San Jose Sharks, and has five goals and five assists through 19 games. Last season, Wingels put up career-high numbers in nearly every category, as he played in 77 games and had 16 goals Stanley Cup Final, as it won Lord Stanley's Cup for the Kings.
Greene is entering his ninth NHL season, all with the New Jersey Devils. He has played in 18 games this season, recording six assists. Greene's plus-nine rating is tied for 16th in the NHL. Last season, Greene had 32 points in 82 games.
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The Boston Bruins forward has played in 19 games this year and has four goals and six assists. Last season, Smith finished with 20 goals and 31 assists after playing in all 82 games. So far this year, Smith is seeing around 15 minutes of ice time per tilt.
McKenzie, who was with the 'Hawks just two seasons ago, was called up to the Dallas Stars this season after winning the Calder Cup in the American Hockey League with Dallas' affiliate team, the Texas Stars. He made the All-AHL team and finished the year with 27 goals and 65 points in 75 games. This year, he has appeared in six games with Dallas and is a minus-three on the year. Last Friday, McKenzie dropped gloves with Kyle Clifford of the LA Kings for his first NHL fight.
Miele, who was with the RedHawks from 2007-11, was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings in July. He has not seen any ice time this season. Last season, he was a member of the AHL's Portland Pirates and had 27 goals and 45 assists in 70 games. He also played in seven games with then-Phoenix Coyotes (now, Arizona Coyotes), recording two assists and a plus-4 rating.
Wideman was with the 'Hawks from 2009-12, and is playing for the AHL's Binghamton Senators, which is the AHL affiliate to the Ottawa Senators. Wideman has gotten off to the best start out of all the RedHawks alumni, as he was named the AHL Player of the Month, a recognition given to the top performer in the league on a monthly basis. He has eight goals, nine assists and 16 penalty minutes through 15 games this season.
Zatkoff played for the RedHawks from 2005-08, and is currently a goaltender with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This season, he is 3-3 with a 2.47 goals against average. Last season, he served as the Pittsburgh backup netminder and posted a 12-6-2 record with a 2.61 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.
and 22 assists.
Martinez entered this season with some new jewelry, that is, his second Stanley Cup ring. Both came with the Los Angeles Kings. This season, through 17 games, Martinez has two goals, five assists and is a plus-nine. Last year, Martinez had 22 points in 61 games in the regular season. No goal was more noteworthy than the one he scored in the 2014