29 - Byron Bitz, Sr
Bitz has had an interesting progression during the course of his career at Cornell. He came to the team as a highly-regarded offensive right-winger and by the end of his first year, he was centering the team's top line. He battled injuries for a good part of his sophomore season and still did not look totally comfortable as a center or playing at the Division I level. Then last season as a junior, Bitz made tremendous progress. In the first half of the season, he still had some problems using his size and establishing a true identity for himself. Then in the second half of the season, Bitz broke out in a big way. He started playing with a ton of emotion and using his large frame on a much more frequent basis. Bitz has great vision and skates extremely well for a player his size. He plays his best when playing with a chip on his shoulder and using his size. Expect to see Bitz being a focal point of the top powerplay unit and to be centering the top line as he has been doing since his freshman year. Bitz will also likely have more defensive responsibilities with the team losing its top two defensive centers to graduation (Chris Abbott and Daniel Pegoraro) so expect him to take more defensive zone faceoffs and be relied upon a bit more in this area. He will need to be on top of his game from the very beginning of the season and it should be noted that he still has another level he can play at. With the team's offensive potential, Bitz could potentially finish in the ECACHL top five in scoring.
26 - Topher Scott, Jr
Scott played center against York, but he has played both wings during his time at Cornell, spending the majority of his time on the right side. He played mostly center in juniors so he has some experience there. In juniors, Scott was considered to be a reliable two-way center who was strong on draws. He is coming off of two very productive seasons to start his Cornell career and there is no reason to expect anything but another level from Scott offensively, especially when you consider he managed 28 points with a broken hand last season. Scott is a fan-favorite at Lynah because of his feistiness and work ethic. What he lacks in height, he makes up for in heart and effort. The fact that he is an assistant captain as a junior speaks to the presence he has on the team. Scott may put up a lot of points, but it is not because he is the most talented player out there. He is a very smart hockey player who makes great decisions with and without the puck. When Scott goes into a corner, he comes out with the puck more often than not because he is very good with his stick and uses the boards well. He also has consistently shown a willingness to go the net and pay the price to score ugly goals. Regardless of what position he plays and what line he plays on even-strength, Scott will be a fixture on the first powerplay unit as a key puck distributor from the goal line. He is the emotional leader for this team and will need to take his game to a higher level for the team to finish at or near the top of the ECACHL standings.
18 - Mike Kennedy, So
After a solid freshman season where he centered the fourth line, Kennedy will be looked upon to contribute more this year. He possesses good size and skating ability as well as some untapped offensive potential. Kennedy draws a lot of comparisons to the last Cornell player to wear number 18, Mike Iggulden, and they are pretty accurate as the two look very similar on the ice and share a lot of traits. The question is whether it will take Kennedy as long as it took Iggulden to break out as an overall force. He is a solid player who will never hurt you in any aspect of the game. One knock against Kennedy last year was that despite his height, he had a pretty slight frame. Although his listed playing weight has not changed, Kennedy looks to have filled out considerably and should be more successful physically this year as a result. Kennedy could center an offensive line or a checking line and will probably spend time doing both. With all the talent Cornell boasts up front, Kennedy is assured of playing with more offensive players than what he had last year. Kennedy is a good candidate to have a breakout year offensively but regardless of how much offense he produces, Kennedy will do the little things that it takes to win hockey games, which is where his value will always be.
27 - Blake Gallagher, Fr
If you want big-time offensive talent, look no further than Blake Gallagher. Gallagher will be just one of several very talented freshmen and thus will be battling the whole season for a spot in the lineup. Many regard Gallagher as one of the most prized freshmen in all of college hockey, including Chris Heisenberg who had him ranked as the number one recruit from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last season and the number three overall incoming forward recruit in all of college hockey. Gallagher scored goals at a pretty torrid pace last season and is viewed as a player who can do it all offensively. Like many of the other freshmen forwards, Gallagher is undersized at 5'7" (give or take), but he still weighs in at 175 pounds giving him a pretty thick package like Scott. Given that, there should not be much to worry about in terms of his size. Gallagher did not dress for the York Exhibition, but with his talent, he will definitely get a shot to contribute. As a center, it will be interesting to see how quickly the coaching staff trusts him to effectively carry out his defensive responsibilities, which are considerable on Schafer's teams. Gallagher also spent time during his junior career on the wing and has some experience manning the point on the powerplay. If he can crack the lineup, expect it to be in a more offensive role be it at center or wing.
19 - Chris Fontas, Jr
Fontas brings that solid, all-around element that Cornell teams have thrived off of in the last few years. Think of a mix between Chris Abbott and Mike Iggulden. He does not have extraordinary offensive talent, but Fontas is one of those players who does all the little things. He has good size, skates well, wins faceoffs, and is excellent defensively. Fontas was the 13th forward against York which may mean he is on the outside looking in, but it will be tough to keep him out of the lineup, especially when he has a lot more experience at the college level than most of the forwards on the team, having played two seasons for U. Mass Lowell. Even with the infusion of offense, Cornell will need the solid, two-way players in the lineup, particularly when you consider the struggles the defense may endure. He may not play every game, but expect Fontas to have a pretty important defensive role. He will likely be battling with Kennedy and Joe Scali for a spot.
28 - Joe Scali, Fr
This guy is the complete package. Not the biggest or most skilled player, but Scali is one of those guys you need to win. He is a relentless worker who skates very well and has a bit more offense than he is given credit for. Scali will never be on your first line, but he will look great centering the third line, providing energy, physical play, and some offense from his forechecking ability. He appears to have a very mature game for a freshman center, capable of playing responsibly in his own end. There is a bit of a logjam down the middle and Scali may not play every game as a result, but it is tough to keep a player like him out of the lineup for long. Just refer to Tyler Mugford on that. Scali would look really good taking Chris Abbott's spot between Mugford and Sawada as the team's ultra-physical, top defensive line. Scali and Mugford should form a terrorizing shut-down duo for the next three years.
20 - Evan Barlow, So
After losing their top two left wingers to graduation (Moulson and Cam Abbott), Barlow will get the opportunity to play in a more offensive role with more minutes than last season. Barlow was a prolific scorer in juniors, but that success did not translate to the scoresheet in his freshman season. Barlow played almost exclusively on the fourth line but also was a regular on the second powerplay unit. Still, he has considerable upside as a scorer and could really flourish given the right situation. He may be small, but Barlow is well-built and initiates a lot of physical play. He has good moves in-tight and possesses a good shot. His decision-making with the puck is an area he struggled with last year and will need to improve upon if he is going to be a factor offensively this season. He can use the other players on the ice better and playing with more offensively-gifted linemates will certainly help with that. Barlow is just one of many very talented players so he will need to produce to keep his spot in the lineup. The fact that he has a year under his belt where he was able to round out his game and get up to speed in college hockey gives him a leg up on some of his competition so expect him to be a big part of the team's offense.
14 - Justin Milo, Fr
Milo is another explosive talent who has 100-point career potential at Cornell. Milo is a goal-scorer but brings a lot more than that. Another short guy at 5'8", Milo checks in at 175 pounds giving him a pretty solid frame. For people expecting another Topher Scott because of his height and thick frame, you are pretty off. Milo is a type of player that Cornell has not had in recent years. He has a tremendous shot, Moulson-like in accuracy, but he gets it off a lot quicker - look no further than his blast against York. Despite his size, Milo still is a physical presence and consistently finishes his checks. He also showed some defensive ability, breaking up a couple of York scoring chances. Milo spent a lot of time on the top powerplay unit against York and is likely to see a lot of time there as a freshman. He played the point a lot in juniors and saw a little time there in the Red-White game. With his exceptional shot and quick release, look for the powerplay to be setting him up on the point or high-slot. With his shot and skating ability, Milo will also play on a scoring line with the expectation that he is going to produce right away. Coming from one of the strongest (if not the strongest) Junior-A leagues in North America, the United States Hockey League, and already having a seemingly mature and well-rounded game, expect Milo to make a quick transition to the college game.
15 - Colin Greening, Fr
With all the talk about Cornell bringing in smaller players this year, they still have Greening who, at 6'2" and 195 pounds, represents the old-guard of Schafer-hockey. He is a big and physically though skilled and relatively fast. Greening is an incredibly appealing player because of all these attributes so expect him to garner a lot of attention from pro scouts. He is versatile player because he can play a physical, checking role or an offensive, power-forward role. He looks a bit like Raymond Sawada with his aggressive, physical nature, but he looks to have better puck skills more along the lines of Shane Hynes. Greening put up good numbers at both the Junior B and Junior A levels and was also drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Because of his broad skillset, expect Greening to be a regular in the lineup though it could be anywhere from the first to fourth lines. He was a regular on the second powerplay unit against York and is a good candidate to stay there because of his ability to win puck battles along the boards and moreso because of his excellent playmaking ability. It should also be pointed out that Greening has shown a willingness to improve by deferring his enrollment at Cornell for a year to allow for additional development in a stronger junior league than the one had previously played in. His numbers last season certainly indicate that the extra year was beneficial to his development, and as a result he should be a factor sooner rather than later. Greening has a mature game that could be ultimately suited to the National Hockey League.
21 - Tyler Mugford, So
You need to have him to win, plain and simple. The coaching staff can bring in all the scorers in the world, but Mugford would still be in the lineup, wreaking havoc for the opposition. There were not high expectations for Mugford coming in last season, but he forced his way into the lineup and stayed there the entire season. He will never be a big scorer, but any offense he produces will be a bonus. Mugford will match up against opposing top lines each night and make life hell for them. He battles every shift and finishes every check. Defensively, he is excellent, paying very close detail to both five-on-five play and the penalty kill. Mugford's most obvious weakness last season was his skating, though he was still able to get around okay. His skating has improved dramatically, having clearly worked on it during the off-season. Mugford and his linemates can change the complexion of a game with one shift by controlling the tempo and the mood on the ice. It is rare that whatever line Mugford is on gets outplayed on a shift and that can be a very important thing in certain games. Hhis offensive output is likely to improve with the team being so much more skilled top-to-bottom, though probably not substantially. Also of note is that Mugford was a regular last season on the team's 5-on-3 powerplay unit acting as a screen right in front of the net.
16 - Ryan Kindret, So
With all the depth the team possesses up front this season, Kindret will be in tough for lineup spot. That being said, the left wing is made up entirely of freshmen and sophomores, meaning Kindret is by no means out of the running for a spot. He was the fourteenth forward dressed against York so he at least starts on the outside looking in. However, Kindret did see a decent amount of ice time and interestingly was on the ice with Bitz a lot. Kindret only appeared in 11 games as a freshman but did not look out of place. He is a solid player who has good size and gets around the ice pretty well. He also boasts a decent offensive upside. His skating has improved a lot since last season which will definitely work in his favor to get into the lineup. The fact is, Kindret would play on most college hockey teams and would probably find a spot in any ECACHL lineup. His situation is just a product of the tremendous depth Cornell has up front. Kindret is better-suited for a checking line but would not be entirely out of place on a scoring line, which makes him a valuable depth player should injuries arise.
12 - Raymond Sawada, Jr
Look out when this guy is on the ice. Sawada is a one-man wrecking train who delivers bone-crushing checks every time he is out there. Against York, he laid out the same defenseman three times on one shift, ultimately leading to a Cornell goal. He is listed at 6'2", 195 pounds, but he is probably a little heavier than that and many of his victims can attest to that. Early on in his career, Sawada struggled to be the physical presence he has become because he did not get around the ice as efficiently as he does now. Sawada not only gets around the ice well now, but his skating has become a strength. Sawada really thrived as a checking line winger with Abbott and Mugford last season, frequently making top opposing players pay the price in all three zones. His offensive numbers improved significantly last season as he saw regular time on the top powerplay unit. In the York game, Sawada was on the second unit so offensive production should still be expected from him. His offensive game has steadily improved in his first two years and he will likely become more of an offensive factor five-on-five. Even though Sawada will likely stay in a checking role with Mugford and probably either Scali or Fontas at center, these players can generate a lot of offense by physically wearing down opposing defensemen, cycling the puck, and driving hard to the net. Expect Sawada to improve upon his numbers and get into the ten-goal, twenty-five point range. Sawada is one of the players who will need to get his game to a higher level if Cornell is going to stay at or near the top of the ECACHL.
10 - Mark McCutcheon, Sr
Unquestionably the most improved player last season, McCutcheon is poised to have a big senior year. After not scoring once in his first two seasons, McCutcheon was third on the team in goals last season with nine, most of which were of enormous in terms of timing. He will be a go-to guy for the first time in his career and will be looked upon to score as many, if not more, big goals as he did last year. When he struggled offensively during his first two seasons, McCutcheon worked hard to round out his game and contribute in other areas. As a result, he has become a fixture on the penalty kill and one of the more reliable two-way players on the team. For Cornell to sustain its presence on the national scene, McCutcheon will need to get his game to another level, continuing to be a factor in all areas of the team and ascend as a consistent catalyst, being one of the few experienced players in the lineup. His size and skating have been weaknesses in the past but both have improved markedly during the off-season. McCutcheon will be one of just a couple Cornell forwards who play in all situations and will benefit a lot from the infusion of talent into the lineup. Expect his numbers to go up dramatically if he is able to find chemistry with his new linemates.
11 - Mitch Carefoot, Sr
This is a big year for Carefoot, another player who will need to get his play to another level for Cornell to remain competitive. Carefoot seems like the perfect candidate to break out because he is going to get the ice time and responsibility to establish himself as an offensive presence. Against York, he was on the first line and played the point on the first powerplay unit. He has never scored more than six goals but it is clear that the coaching staff thinks he is capable of being a front line player. He did play on the top line for much of last season as well, playing the grinding, physical role of the unit. Even with his new offensive responsibilities, Carefoot will still be expected to provide that physical, two-way presence. It is not unheard-of for Cornell players to have breakout senior offensive seasons (see Mike Iggulden) and Carefoot will be given every opportunity to have one. He will still have a regular shift on the penalty kill, a place where he has really thrived. More than anything, he will need to be a consistent, steady presence who gives you a reliable effort in each zone. This will be particularly important early in the season when a lot of new players are getting accustomed to the Cornell system. No matter how much talent there is, the seniors have to be the leaders of the team in terms of consistency and contributions in all three zones. The teams of the last two years were so successful because the seniors stepped up so much and this year will be no different in that regard.
8 - Tony Romano, Fr
Another undersized forward with dynamic offensive ability, Romano joins the Big Red from a lowly-regarded junior league. He did not, however, look out of place in either the Red-White game or the York Exhibition. Romano was easily the most exciting Cornell player to watch in the Red-White game. Well, he was really the only exciting Cornell player in the Red-White game. He also set up the prettiest goal of York Exhibition by stickhandling like a wizard before moving the puck cross-crease to Barlow who finished off the play. Romano can work magic with the puck and has better hands than any player Cornell has had in a very long time. He almost looks like a European-trained player the way his head is always up when he has possession of the puck. Although he is not a fast skater, Romano has shown some good quickness. He is the kind of player who will need the puck in order to be effective though. When he does not have it, he is tough to notice. Romano is also not thick, looking pretty slight even in full equipment and could have some trouble with physical play, especially when you consider the fact that he is coming from a league that did not test him all that much. That being said, Romano could be a very dangerous offensive weapon and will make whatever line he is on a legitimate offensive threat. He should definitely see time on one of the powerplay units (he was on the second unit against York) because his ability with the puck is flat-out above almost any player at the college level. He will be a very interesting player to watch during his Cornell career and if he can fill out his frame and round out his game a bit, he could be one of the most dynamic offensive players in all of college hockey by the time he is done.
9 - Matt Connors, So
Connors was in tough to crack the lineup last year, not appearing in any games and will face the same challenges this year. Cornell boasts a ton of depth up front and Connors will likely be a casualty of that wealth. He did stand out in the Red-White game on a couple of occasions for his skating, which is definitely his strength. Connors also has a reputation of being a physical player who can contribute some offense. It will be very tough to land a spot in the lineup on the right side with Sawada, McCutcheon, and Carefoot being sure-things and Romano having so much skill, not to mention the fact that Scott has played the majority of his career on the right side. One has to think that Connors will eventually get an opportunity to play, especially when you consider that two of the players ahead of him on the depth chart are graduating. It is also not unheard-of for forwards to watch from the press box their first one or two seasons before cracking the lineup and having an impact. In recent years, there have been a lot of examples including Iggulden, Varteressian, Pegoraro (played a lot his first year before falling out of favor his second), Hornby, and Paolini. Do not count Connors out quite yet.
22 - Dan Glover, Sr
Glover has battled injuries for much of his Cornell career and the first half of his senior season will be no different as he will reportedly be out of the lineup until at least January. In this way, his career at Cornell has been a bit disappointing because he has not developed nearly as much as he could have had he stayed healthy. That being said, Glover is as solid a defenseman as you can get. He works hard in his own end and keeps his game simple, rarely turning over the puck. Glover also brings a physical edge to his game and has good mobility for a player his size, making him a good fit to play against opposing top lines. He will not give you a whole lot offense but he can make the first pass and has a decent shot. Glover will be relied upon to be the leader of the very inexperienced defense when he returns and provide a steady and consistent presence back there. His absence will hurt a blueline that is already under the microscope and vulnerable.
3 - Jared Seminoff, So
In a perfect world, Seminoff would be brought along a little slower, but the loss of the team's top three defensemen from last season (Jon Gleed, Ryan O'Byrne, Sasha Pokulok) as well as Glover's injury, will throw him into the deep end. He is going to see a ton of ice time as just a sophomore, playing in all situations. Seminoff improved a lot throughout the course of his freshman season, specifically with his quickness and mobility. He is very competitive and clearly engaged every time he is on the ice. Seminoff is a likely candidate to man one of the points on the first powerplay unit. Although he is not offensively-gifted, Seminoff is very smart with the puck. He does not have a booming shot, but is adept at getting it through to the net which is just as good. Seminoff will need to play out of his mind to start the season as some of the new blueliners adjust. This will be very good for him and the team in the long run as he will have more experience than most, having playing big minutes in the top defensive pair when all is said and done.
17 - Doug Krantz, Jr
Speaking of having to play out of his mind, Krantz will be the most experienced defenseman in the lineup (in terms of games played at the college level) until Glover comes back. He has improved greatly since he first came to Cornell, though he has still battled inconsistency. Krantz was flat-out terrible the first month of last season before getting things together and providing a solid, third-pair presence. Being a solid-third pair presence will not come close to getting it done for Krantz and the Big Red this season, however. Krantz is going to need to get his game well beyond what it has ever been. Make no mistake, he has the potential to be a top pair defenseman. He has the size, the skating, and offensive ability to step up and lead this inexperienced defense. Krantz's mental game and consistency are the areas where he will need to improve drastically for this to happen. The good news is that neither is out of the question. This is a big opportunity for Krantz and he will need to make the most of it for Cornell to win the ECACHL this season. At worst, he will need to be a lot better defensively and use his size on a more regular basis. At best, he does that and fulfills his potential of quarterbacking the powerplay, performing at a high level on a consistent basis.
6 - Evan Salmela, Sr
After playing just 39 games in his first three seasons, expect Salmela to be a regular in his senior year. The depth that cost Salmela a spot in the lineup his first three years is just not there this year. Salmela played in over half the team's games last year and performed pretty well. No matter how you look at it, Salmela is a 6'0" defenseman who lacks quickness. That being said, he has the best puck skills out of the whole unit and has the potential to be a potent offensive presence from the back end. His work in the defensive zone ranges from brutal to sufficient. It will need to be much closer to the latter if Cornell is to stay even remotely stingy defensively. Salmela did his best work last season when he kept things simple in own end, keeping the puck close to the boards and making the safe play rather than making dangerous passes up the middle and the width of the ice. He does see the ice well but struggles in terms of decision-making at times which leads back to the need for him to keep things as simple as possible in the defensive zone. Salmela will like this year's offensively-gifted team and will fit better with a group much stronger off the rush. He will need to take care of his own end first but has the potential to be a big part of this team.
7 - Taylor Davenport, So
There is hope and expectation that Davenport can be the next Jon Gleed - plays very little his first year before stepping in and becoming a bonafide top four defenseman. It is not out of the question as Davenport has some nice potential. He does not have great size at 5'10", but he holds his own physically at 190 pounds. Davenport also possesses some decent puck skills. He probably does not have top pair potential, but he can be a solid second pair guy if his skating improves and he can put everything together. He will face a steep learning curve this year and will be expected to provide a steady presence on the backend, contributing a bit offensively but mainly getting it done in the defensive zone. There is no reason to think that Davenport cannot handle it and, believe it or not, he is one of the guys who will need to perform at a high level from the very beginning of the season.
24 - Brendon Nash, Fr
Nash is a potential top pair defenseman but has a lot of work to do. He has good size and very good puck skills but he lacks quickness. Nash was on the second powerplay unit against York and will likely stay there because of his big shot. If there has been any constant with the Cornell powerplay over the last few years, it is the emphasis on the one-time play. Nash will get the opportunity to be that guy at least on the second unit this season and ultimately be a presence on the top unit. Although Nash has a big shot, he will need to refine it so as to be accurate much like Ryan O'Byrne did during his time at Cornell. He joined the rush several times in the game against York, which shows he is an offense-minded blueliner. Nash will see time in all other situations and his quickness and decision-making will be tested. The learning curve will be very steep for the freshman, but if he can adapt quickly, it could be huge for the Big Red. That being said, it takes all defensemen time to adjust to the college level, even the very best, so expectations for this season should be tempered at best.
5 - Justin Krueger, Fr
The other freshman defenseman looks to be built pretty similar to Nash. Krueger comes from some hockey bloodlines - his father was the head coach of the Swiss Olympic Team this past February. Krueger has good size and decent puck skills but, like Nash, needs to work on his quickness. He showed a willingness to mix it up physically against York although he did take a couple penalties. Krueger will have a couple months to prove himself, but he will be in for a fight to stay in the lineup when Glover comes back (that is if there are no other injuries). Krueger has a reputation as a solid guy who does a good job taking care of his own end. He appears to be a player who likes to keep things simple and that should help him in the early going. It was interesting to see Krueger join the rush a couple of times against York when he is not really known as an offensely-minded defenseman. That being said, Krueger appears to have the tools to be a solid all-around blueliner.
2 - Kevin McLeod, Sr
McLeod is in an interesting situation as he was originally on the team before getting cut after his sophomore year. He spent last season on the club team before getting called up a few weeks ago. McLeod has never played defense before but he has the frame to be a physical, stay-at-home defenseman. It does not seem likely that he will draw into the lineup, even with injuries, but he will serve as an important practice player.
23 - Matt Hedge, Sr
Like McLeod, Hedge was called up from the club team just a few weeks ago. He has played a little bit of defense in his career but has never played at a level close to the Division I hockey. Also like McLeod, it is unlikely that Hedge will draw into the lineup unless there is an injury epidemic. Regardless, he will get a whole lot better just by practicing with the team every day. Hedge will also be a sentimental favorite being one of the very few home-grown products in the history of Cornell hockey. It should be noted that Hedge was one of a handful of players to score in the Red-White game shootout.
1 - Troy Davenport
Certainly one of the weirder stories you will hear, Davenport returns to the team with a whole lot of confidence. He put together an excellent season last year in the United States Hockey League taking home the league title. Davenport came in the first time pretty well-regarded and even drew some comparisons to David LeNeveu by the coaching staff. He is not all that big but he sure covers a lot of net. When he played against York, there did not seem to be a whole lot of empty space for the opposition to shoot at. Davenport has good technical ability and certainly has the edge in experience. Against York, he looked pretty confident and was actually tested a decent amount early, making a couple of good saves. He will be under the microscope taking over for David McKee but he will not have the same group of defensemen playing in front of him that he had. McKee was not exactly a known commodity when he came to Cornell so do not think that Davenport cannot attain that level or even surpass it. He has experience winning and that counts for a lot, especially with goaltenders.
30 - Ben Scrivens
Scrivens does not have the same pedigree that Davenport does, but he has a good reputation for his talent level. He may not have been the coaching staff's first, second, or even third choice, but he did have a strong finish to his junior career and he did put up some impressive numbers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Scrivens has drawn some comparisons to Matt Underhill for his big frame and athleticism although he looks to kind of have his own style of play. McKee did not exactly have a common style either so that should not be looked at as a negative. Scrivens looked comfortable in the York game despite having to defend against multiple powerplays including a couple of five-on-threes. He is not as far along in terms of development as Davenport is, but is definitely in contention to see some starts, if not the lion's share. For the first time in a few years, there will be a legitimate battle for the number one job and both goalies will get their chance to take it.
31 - Dan DiLeo
DiLeo will be in tough to get any playing time, as was the case last year. He is clearly the number three goalie as he did not see any time against York. DiLeo apparently battled injuries last year so maybe he will get his game on track with some healthy time under his belt. He was the only goalie who did not allow a goal in the Red-White shootout, although he did get scored on by a club player during the actual scrimmage. Regardless, do not expect to see DiLeo in the nets this season unless there are significant injury problems.