San Jose native, Jr. Sharks product McLellan collects NCHC Forward of the Week laurels
The NCHC announced today that University of Denver senior forward Tyson McLellan is the NCHC Forward of the Week.
McLellan powered Denver to a sweep of then-No. 6 Boston College, scoring his first three goals of the season in the series to help keep DU perfect on the season.
In Friday’s 3-0 shutout of the Eagles, the San Jose native and Jr. Sharks graduate potted an empty-net goal to make it 2-0 and seal the victory. He also fired six shots on goal and was plus-1 in the whitewash.
The next night, McLellan scored two goals for his first career multi-goal game. He tied the game at 1-1 with a power-play goal in the first period, then put DU ahead for good at 3-2 with a goal early in the second stanza. McLellan was again plus-1 and earned First Star of the Game in Saturday’s 6-4 victory.
The alternate captain finished the series with three goals, nine shots on goal and a plus-2 rating while winning 20 of 39 draws in the faceoff circle (.513 faceoff percentage).
With his three goals, McLellan has already matched his goal total from last season.
Photo/Shannon Valerio/Denver Athletics
(Oct. 21, 2019)