Nov. 17, 2015
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — With the 2015-16 National Hockey League season now six weeks old, it’s time to check in on the seven former Notre Dame hockey players who have played in the League this year.
— In his first full season playing with the Penguins, Ian Cole has suited up for 17 games and recorded an assist while averaging over 20 minutes per game on the Pittsburgh blue line.
— Erik Condra, who is playing his first season with Tampa Bay after skating the previous five with Ottawa, has appeared in 18 games and recorded four points on two goals and two assists.
— On Oct. 17, Vince Hinostroza became the 27th former Notre Dame player to reach the NHL, making his first career appearance for Chicago in a 4-1 Blackhawks win over Columbus. Hinostroza played in four games before being sent back to Rockford (AHL). He averaged just under nine minutes of ice time per game in those four games.
— Anders Lee has played in all 19 games for the New York Islanders, scoring three goals and adding six assists for nine points. Two of his three goals have come on the power play. At 10-6-3, Lee and the Islanders are third in the Metropolitan Division.
— Kyle Palmieri has been on an offensive tear lately, netting three goals and three assist for six points over New Jersey’s last five games. In his first season with the Devils, Palmieri has six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 17 games. He has three power-play goals and two game winners. He scored the overtime game-winning goal in a 4-3 New Jersey victory over the Canucks on Nov. 8:
— Riley Sheahan, who scored for the Red Wings in Detroit’s 4-3 overtime win against Ottawa last night, has three goals and two assists in 18 games this season. At 9-8-1, Sheahan and the Red Wings are third in the Atlantic Division.
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— Bryan Rust was recalled up by Pittsburgh prior to the Penguins’ game against Florida on Oct. 20. Rust, who played 14 games with Pittsburgh last season, played five games this season before he was injured blocking a shot by Nashville defenseman Seth Jones in a 2-1 overtime win over the Predators.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August, 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity surrounding the hockey and men’s golf programs. A native Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Prior to Providence, Colleran spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League. He is a 2006 graduate of Providence College, where he also earned an MBA in 2008.