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#16 Cale Makar - Defenseman - University of Massachusetts HOBEY HAT TRICK FINALIST

THE CALE MAKAR FILE

Sophomore - Defenseman

6-0 | 192

Calgary, Alberta

No. 4 Overall Pick - 2017 NHL Entry Draft (Colorado Avalanche)

2018-19 Massachusetts Alternate Captain

2018-19 HONORS

#1 ESPN Top 50 NHL Drafted Prospects

Unanimous Hockey East Player of the Year

Leonard Fowle Award Recipient (New England MVP)

Bob Monahan Award Recipient (New England's Best Defenseman)

New England Men's Division I All-Star

Unanimous Hockey East First-Team All-Star Selection

NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player

Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team

  • Hockey East Player of The Month (October 2018)
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (October 15, 2018)
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (October 22, 2018)
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (March 18, 2019)
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (April 1, 2019)
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (January 14, 2019)
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (March 4, 2019)
  • UMass Student-Athlete of the Week (October 22, 2018)
  • UMass Student-Athlete of the Week (April 1, 2019)

2018-19 STATISTICS

SEASON HIGHS
  • Shots: 9 (1/26/19 at Maine)
  • Goals: 2 - 3x (Last - 2/28/19 at MC)
  • Assists: 3 - (1/18/19 vs. NU)
  • Points - 4 - 2x (Last - 1/12/19 vs. UVM)
  • Blocks: 4 - 2x (Last 1/11/19 vs. UVM)

SEASON TOTALS

39 GP // 16 G // 32 A // 48 PTS // 132 SH

"Cale Makar is the most explosive player in the NCAA. His poise and precision with the puck make him, without a doubt, the most dominating player in U.S. college hockey."

- NBC NHL Analyst Pierre McGuire

Makar plays a ton, in all situations and the team goes as he goes. I have not seen a single skater make this level of an impact on his collegiate team since Jack Eichel helped put Boston University back on track as a freshman. It's just not an easy thing for one guy to do, but Makar is doing it.

- Chris Peters, ESPN NHL

CALE MAKAR AMONG THE NCAA LEADERS

  • Points Per Game: 7th (1.23)
  • Assists Per Game: 6th (0.82)
  • Points Per Game - Defensemen: 3rd (1.23)
  • Plus / Minus: 2nd (+32)

UMASS' TEAM RANKINGS - NATIONALLY

  • Scoring Offense: 3rd (3.77)
  • Scoring Defense: 6th (1.97)
  • Scoring Margin: 2nd (1.79)
  • Power Play: 2nd (28.2)
  • Penalty Kill: 4th (87.5)
  • Combined Special Teams: 1st (58.0)
  • Winning Percentage: 3rd (.769)

2018-19 UMASS TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

NCAA Northeast Regional Champions

Hockey East Regular Season Champions

  • First Frozen Four Appearance in Program History
  • First Hockey East Semifinals Appearance Since 2007
  • First No. 1 Ranking in Program History (Both Polls)
  • Currently No. 2 In Pairwise
  • Broke Program Single-Season Wins Record (21) On Feb. 15
  • Broke Program Hockey East Wins Record (15) On Feb. 21
  • Seven Wins Over Ranked Teams
  • Equalled 2017-18 Wins Total On Jan. 12
  • Best Start To A Season In Program History
  • First Undefeated Month (7-0-0 in Nov.) Since Dec. 1970
  • Program-Record Nine-Game Winning Streak
  • Highest Goals Total (128) In Program's Hockey East Era
  • Program-Record For Power-Play Goals (39)

MAKAR IN THE UMASS RECORD BOOK

  • Program Single-Season Record For Points By A Defenseman
  • Program Single-Season Record For Assists By A Defenseman
  • T-3rd Single-Season Assists
  • T-9th Single-Season Points
“Obviously he’s a great player on the ice, but what makes Cale special is his character off the ice. He’s just an all-around great person and great leader on this team. Everybody looks up to him. He’s always optimistic, he’s positive and he works his tail off out here and it carries on throughout the group and rubs off on the ones around him and he makes everyone better.”

- Sophomore Defenseman, Alternate Captain, Mario Ferraro

MAKAR'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Gold Medalist With Team Canada - One of Team Canada's Three Players of the Tournament

2018 World Junior Media All-Star Team Selection

  • 2018 George C. Carens Co-Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 Hockey East Third Team All-Star
  • 2018 Hockey East All-Rookie Team
“It’s very important, I think and it’s very special that we’re fortunate enough to be able to be a part of this community,"
"And what we’ve been doing this year just in terms of being able to get out and the outreach we’ve had, whether it be reading to kids or just going on after games and skating with some of the public."

- Cale Makar on being an active member of the Amherst Community.

Makar's character is such an important piece of his skill set. Greg Carvel, coach at UMass, told me that Makar is simply 'one of the guys,' blends in and has been coachable, despite his pedigree as a top-5 NHL draft pick.

- Chris Peters, ESPN NHL

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Photography By: Thom Kendall, Richard T. Gagnon & Caroline O'Connor

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