June 11, 2021

Power could return to Michigan for sophomore season

Owen Power might be back on campus this fall.

Power, one of the top prospects for the 2021 NHL Draft, said he is thinking of a return to the University of Michigan next season instead of opting for an NHL debut.

“I think right now I’m probably leaning more towards going back to school,” Power said on NHL Network on Friday. “It’s something I’d like to do, just try to get the true experience of playing college hockey. But, I mean, at the end of the day it obviously depends on what the team wants and what everyone around me thinks is best. I don’t think that there’s really a bad option, but I would say I’m probably leaning a bit more towards going back to school right now.”

Power, No. 6 in FCHockey’s Spring ranking for the 2021 draft, had 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 26 games as a freshman with the University of Michigan. He was named to the NCAA (B1G) All-Rookie Team, and Second All-Star Team. He was finished his season as a finalist for the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year and was an initial finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

He also represented Canada at the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship, recording three assists and averaging 20:17 of ice time in 10 games.

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