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Anaheim Hills native, Jr. Ducks alum York cops USHL Defenseman of the Week honors

 

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The USHL announced its weekly award winners Monday and Anaheim Hills native and Anaheim Jr. Ducks graduate Cam York picked up Defenseman of the Week honors.

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York had himself a historic night last Tuesday as he recorded a hat trick and added four assists for a seven-point night in Team USA’s 11-3 victory over Youngstown. His seven points are the most by a Team USA player in USHL history, and his three goals were the most by a Team USA defenseman in a USHL game since Vancouver Canucks prospect Quinn Hughes found the back of the net four times against Muskegon on Dec. 30, 2015.

With his historic performance, the University of Michigan commit doubled his point total on the season to 14 points (three goals, 11 assists), matching his USHL career-high in just 12 games. Those 14 points lead Team USA defensemen and are fifth among all Team USA players.

He is only one of three full-time USHL defenseman to average over a point-per-game (1.17) and is now on a three-game point streak, with nine points (three goals, six assists) in that span.

York is in his second USHL season and recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 33 games with Team USA in 2017-18 and is ranked 12th among North American skaters on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings ahead of the 2019 NHL Draft.

Photo/Rena Laverty/USA Hockey

(Jan. 21, 2019)