Maine hockey has numerous alumni excelling in various hockey leagues around the world. The Black Bears are rolling out a new feature "Black Bears in the Pros", taking a regular update at these players. Here is the sixth edition of "Black Bears in the Pros."
Featured Player of the Week: Ben Bishop had a pair of wins for the Tampa Bay Lightning this past week. He is 17-5-2 on the season. Bishop ranks tied for the league lead in shutouts (3), tied for second in wins (17), tied for fourth in goals against average (1.97) and fifth in save percentage (.933).
National Hockey League
Ben Bishop – Bishop has won the starting job for the Tampa Bay Lightning in goal. He is 17-5-2 with a 1.97 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.
Brian Flynn – Flynn has played in all 31 of 33 games for the Buffalo Sabres. He has two goals and one assist for three points on the season.
Jimmy Howard – Howard has started 21 games for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He is 6-8-7 with a 2.65 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He has two shutouts.
Gustav Nyquist – Nyquist has seen action in 13 games for the Detroit Red Wings. He scored two goals in his season debut, including a goal 17 seconds into the game. He also had the game-winning goal. He has four goals and four assist for eight points.
Dustin Penner – Penner is playing for the Anaheim Ducks. In 28 games, he ranks tied for third on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points. He leads the NHL in +/- with a +20
Teddy Purcell – Purcell ranks tied for fifth on the Tampa Bay Lightning in scoring with seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 33 games.
Jack Capuano – Capuano is head coach of the New York Islanders. The team has a record of 9-19-6.
Mike Dunham – Dunham is the goaltending coach for the New York Islanders.
Dave Nonis – General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team is 17-14-3 on the season.
Garth Snow – Snow is serving as the General Manager of the New York Islanders.
John Tortorella Tortorella is head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. The team has a record of 17-10-5 on the season.
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Spencer Abbott – Made his NHL debut against Ottawa on Oct. 5. The rest of his action this season has come with the Toronto Marlies. He is tied for the team in scoring with four goals and 21 assists for 25 points in 23 games.
Mike Cornell – Cornell is playing with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He recently scored his first AHL goal and has two assists for three points in 13 games with the Sound Tigers. Earlier this year he played for the Florida Everblades. He saw action in 12 games and has a goal and five assists.
Scott Darling – Darling has played in six games for the Milwaukee Admirals. He is 3-1-0 with a 2.25 goals against average and a .929 save percentage. He has one shutout.
Joey Diamond – Diamond has three goals and one assist for four points with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 15 games.
Matt Mangene - Mangene is playing for the Adirondack Phantoms. He has two goals and two assists for four points in 23 games.
Will O'Neill – O'Neill has played in 23 games for the St. John's Ice Caps and has two goals and five assists for seven points.
Scott Pellerin – Pellerin is head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.
EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE
Mike Banwell – Banwell played a pair of games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He played in 13 games for the Reading Royals and dished out a pair of assists.
Rob Bellamy – Bellamy has played in 22 games for the Elmira Jackals and has six goals and four assists for 10 points.
Simon Danis-Pepin – Has five assists in 16 games with the Ft. Wayne Komets.
David deKastrozza – Has a goal and seven assists for eight points in 21 games for the Idaha Steelheads.
Ryan Hegarty – Hegarty has played in 12 games for the Greenville Road Warriors and has a goal and three assists for four points.
Mark Nemec – Nemec has played in 25 games for the Colorado Eagles. He has a goal and three assists for four points. Nemec is tied for the team lead in +/- with a +12.
CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Matt Duffy – Duffy is playing for the Quad City Mallards. He has four goals and six assists for 10 points in 19 games.
EUROPEAN / CANADIAN/ ASIA LEAGUE
Derek Damon – Damon is playing for HC Thurgau in Switzerland. In 26 games he has 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points.
Robby Dee – Dee is playing for Riessersee SC, a professional team in Germany. He has four goals and six assists for 10 points in 23 games.
Jeff Dimmen – Dimmen is playing for Anyang of the Asia Hockey League. He has three goals and 24 assists for 27 points in 27 games.
Frank Doyle – Playing for the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League in England. In 28 games he has a record of 16-11-0 with a 2.69 GAA and a .903 save percentage.
Greg Moore – Moore is playing for the EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams in Germany. Has played in two games this season and is recovering from an injury.
Michel Léveillé – Leveille is playing for the Cool FM 103,5 de Saint-Georges of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. He has 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 18 games.
Mike Lundin – Lundin is playing for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. He has three goals and 14 assists for 17 points in 37 games.
Alfie Michaud – Michaud is playing for SonderjyskE in the top Danish league. In 17 games he has a 2.10 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.
Josh Soares – Soares is playing for IK Oskarshamn in Sweden. He has three goals and six assists for nine points in 20 games.
Colin Shields – Shields is playing in the UK Elite League in Belfast. He has 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 27 games.
Travis Ramsey – Ramsey is playing for the Ritten-Renon in the Italian Elite A. He has eight assists in 19 games this season.
Our goal is to include all former University of Maine men's ice hockey players currently playing. If there is anyone that this list is missing, please email who and what team they are playing for to firstname.lastname@example.org