Mark
Dubreuil
December 14, 2021

POW Watch: Week ending Dec. 13

Jake Livanavage, eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft, had himself a week.

Livanavage has been named the USHL Defenseman Player of the Week for the week ending December 12, 2021, helping the Chicago Steel secure the sweep over the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and the Muskegon Lumberjacks over the weekend by registering four points (one goal, three assists) in two games. He had a huge night on Friday by putting up three assists in a 6-4 win against the Roughriders and followed it up with registering one goal on Saturday in a win against the Lumberjacks.

Livanavage, born in May 2004, leads all defensemen on the team in scoring with 21 points (2 goals, 19 assists) in 25 games. 

The University of North Dakota commit also leads all U18 defensemen in the USHL in points.

“He is a mobile, offensive-minded defender that has excellent skating and playmaking capabilities,” FCHockey scout Austin Broad said. “This allows him to activate from the backend and become a threat from anywhere on the ice.”

Livanavage is an elite skating defenseman that was impressive for the U18 team USA squad that played at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup this past summer. He collected four points (two goals, two assists) in four games, again topping all defense on the team in points.

“He is also effective at 5-on-5, and with his skillset can easily slot in and help run a team’s powerplay unit.” Broad said. “There might be some wrinkles on the defensive side, but his skating ability and offense make him an intriguing defenseman.”

If Livanavage continues to improve upon the defensive aspect of his game, he could shoot up the rankings for this upcoming 2022 NHL Draft.

Here is the complete list of POW for the week of Dec. 6 -12, 2021:

OHL

Player – Lucas Edmonds – Kingston Frontenacs – 3GP | 4G | 8A | 12P
Goaltender – Mack Guzda – Barrie Colts – 2GP | 2-0-0 | 0.96 GAA | .967 SV% | 1 SO

QMJHL 

Player – Vincent Sevigny – Victoriaville Tigres- 3GP | 3G | 5A | 8P

WHL

Player – Lukas Dragicevic – Tri-City Americans – 2GP | 2G | 3A | 5P
Goaltender – Thomas Milic – Seattle Thunderbirds – 2GP | 2-0-0 | 0.96 GAA | .966 SV% | 

USHL 

Forward – Ryan Beck – Dubuque Fighting Saints – 3GP | 3G | 3A | 6P
Defenseman – Jake Livanavage – Chicago Steel – 2GP | 1G | 3A | 4P
Goaltender – Kevin Pasche – Omaha Lancers  – 2GP | 1-1-0

BIG TEN 

1st Star – Drew Deridder – G – Michigan State Spartans – 1GP | 1-0-0 | 1 SO
2nd Star – Tarek Baker – F – Wisconsin Badgers – 2GP | 1G | 3A | 4P
3rd Star – Nick Blankenburg – F – University of Michigan Wolverines – 2GP | 2G | 1A | 3P

HOCKEY EAST 

Forward Marc McLaughlin – Boston College Eagles  – 2GP | 3G | 1A | 4P
Defenseman – Ty Gallagher – Boston University Terriers – 2GP | 1G | 3A | 4P
Goaltender – Owen Savory – UMass Lowell River Hawks – 2GP | 2-0-0 | 0.50 GAA | .986 SV% | 1SO
Rookie – Riley Duran – Providence Friars  – 2GP | 2G | 2A | 4P and Matt Crasa – UMass Lowell River Hawks – 2GP | 2G | 2A | 4P

CCHA 

Forward – Louis Boudon – Lake Superior State Lakers – 2GP | 3G | 1A | 4P
Defenseman – Jacob Bengtsson – Lake Superior State Lakers – 2GP | 0G | 4A | 4P
Goaltender – Christian Toever – Bowling Green Falcons – 2GP | 2-1-1 | 0.76 GAA | .981 S% |
Rookie – Austen Swankler – Bowling Green Falcons – 2GP | 1G | 3A | 4P

ECAC

Player – TJ Friedman – Quinnipiac Bobcats – 2GP | 2G | 2A | 4P
Goaltender – Connor Murphy – Union Dutchmen – 2GP | 2-0-1 | 1SO
Rookie – Caden Villegas – Union Dutchmen – 1GP | 1G | 2A | 3P

NCHC

Forward – Louis Jamernik – North Dakota Fighting Hawks – 2GP | 3G | 0A | 3P
Defenseman – Mike Benning – Denver Pioneers – 2GP | 2G | 0A | 2P
Goaltender – Isaiah Saville – Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks – 2GP | 1-1-0 | 1.50 GAA | .956 SV% | 1 SO
Rookie – Jakob Hellsten – North Dakota Fighting Hawks – 1GP | 1-0-0 | 1.00 GAA | .958 SV%


PAST WEEKS: 

POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING DEC 6, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 29, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 22, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 15, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 8, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 1, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING OCT. 25, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING OCT. 18, 2021
POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING OCT. 11, 2021

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