Monday, September 15, 2008

Men's Player Previews: #15 Tom Gorowsky

Vitals:

Position: Forward
Year in School: Senior
Shoots Right
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Hometown: Lino Lakes, MN
Previous Team: Sioux Falls (USHL) in 04/05

NHL Considerations: None at this time.

07/08 Stats: 17 games, 2-2-4, +1, 4 PIM
06/07 Stats: 33 games, 5-7-12, +3, 28 PIM

08/09 Role: 4th EV Line

07/08 Recap: Last season had to be a real disappointment for Tom. He came off a solid showing in 06/07, only to lose ice time to the sophomores and freshman. Tom saw most of his playing time during the 1st half of the season, but following the WJC I don't think Tom saw the ice again. I thought when he played, he played pretty decent on the 4th line. Fans expected a lot out of Tom following his Mr. Hockey season in 2004 and a strong season in the USHL in 04/05.

08/09 Thoughts: Tom returns for his senior season where he will be one of only 3 scholarship seniors on the team. It's one last chance for Tom to make a difference for the Badgers on the ice. Unfornately, I don't know how much additional ice time he will see this year. Last year Eaves made a point of playing Josh Engel because of his "senior leadership" benching several other forwards in the process, will the same occur this year? Or will Tom's play earn himself the ice time and be a regular in the lineup regardless?

Prediction: 12 games 2-2-4

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