Thursday, December 20, 2012

Recruit Profile: Austin Poganski

Photo-USHL.com
Current Team: Tri-City Storm (USHL)
Potential Arrival at UND: 2014/15
Position:  Forward
Birthday:  February 16, 1996
Hometown:  St. Cloud, MN
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right


Profiles & Press Clippings:
2013-14:
  • He will play for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL.
  • He was invited to participate in the 2013 All-American Prospects Game as one of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, but he was unable to play due to injury.
  • In September he was listed as a B skater on the NHL Central Scouting Service's Preliminary Watchlist for the 2014 NHL Draft.
  • In August he was a member of the USA Hockey Under-18 Select team that took part in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
  • He participated in USA Hockey's Select 17 Development Camp, logging one goal and four assists in six tournament games in leading Team Royal to the camp championship.
2012-13:
  • He played his junior season for St. Cloud Cathedral (MN-HS), logging 66 points (35G, 31A) in 26 games while earning the St. Cloud Times' All-Area High School Player of the Year award. He also appeared in two games for the Tri-City Storm (USHL), recording a goal and an assist.
  • He played for the bronze medal-winning Team USA at the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Quebec where he scored a team-leading six goals in six tournament games. He was a teammate of fellow UND recruit Chris Wilkie.
  • In the 2012 Upper Midwest Elite League, he led Team Great Plains in scoring with 20 points (8G, 12A) and finished tied for tenth overall among all league players. Here's a scouting report from USHR, which ranked him as Team Great Plains' top performer: 1. Austin Poganski, F, 2/16/96 (St. Cloud Cathedral) 6-1/194 -- Just oozes with talent. Right off the hop you will notice his skating, which is exceptional. The ’96 forward has an explosive first step and is learning how to use his size to his advantage. Plus he really sees it. We have been told that the NTDP expressed interest in having him join the National U17 team this fall. Still seems to be figuring out how to dominate games, but his potential is very high. One of the top uncommitted ‘96s in the country.
  • In August he was the leading goal scorer on USA Hockey's Select Under-17 team that went undefeated in capturing the 2012 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament championship.
  • In July of 2012 he participated in the USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp, producing six points (4G, 2A) in six games.
2011-12:
  • As a sophomore he was the second leading point producer for St. Cloud Cathedral, registering 52 points (24G, 28A) in 28 games.  In July of 2011 he took part in the USA Hockey Select 15 Player Development Camp, where he registered four points (2G, 2A) in five games.
2010-11:
  • His freshman campaign at St. Cloud Cathedral saw him produce 38 points (22G, 16A) in 27 games, good for second on the team.

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