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June/July 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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JUNE/JULY 2017 THE WOLVERINE 73   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS The NHL FORMER WOLVERINES ON NHL PLAYOFF ROSTERS Through May 8 • Andrew Cogliano (Played at Michi- gan from 2006-07), LW, Anaheim Ducks: Notched two assists in 10 games, including a four-game sweep of Calgary in the first round, and stood plus-1 with 19 shots on goal … The Ducks were tied 3-3 in their second-round series against Edmonton, with game seven slated for May 10 in Anaheim. • Carl Hagelin (2008-11), LW, Pitts- burgh Penguins: Returned from 22 games off (lower body injur y) and played in five second-round games against Washington, notching one goal on eight shots … He stood minus-2 while helping the Penguins to a 3-3 series tie with the Capitals … Game seven was scheduled for May 10 in Washington. • Matt Hunwick (2004-07), D, To- ronto Maple Leafs: Played in all six games of the Maple Leafs' 4-2 series loss to Washington in the first round … Notched one assist and went minus-3 with 10 shots on goal. • Zach Hyman (2012-15), C, Toronto Maple Leafs: Registered a goal and three assists in Toronto's 4-2 series loss to Washington in the first round … Fin- ished even with 13 shots on goal. • Jack Johnson (2006-07), D, Colum- bus Blue Jackets: Notched a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 series loss to Pittsburgh in the first round … Finished minus-3 with 15 shots on goal. • Al Montoya (2003-05), G, Montreal Canadiens: Did not play in Montreal's 4-2 series defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers in the first round. • Max Pacioretty (2007-08), LW, Montreal Canadiens: Limited to one assist in the Canadiens' 4-2 series loss to the New York Rangers in the open- ing round … Finished minus-2 with 28 shots on goal. • Zach Werenski (2015-16), D, Co- lumbus Blue Jackets: Recorded one goal in three games against Pittsburgh in his first career postseason stint, but his season ended when he took a puck to the face … He finished minus-2 with 14 shots on goal in the playoffs, and the Blue Jackets were eliminated in five games. The NBA TIM HARDAWAY JR. IS ABOUT TO RECEIVE A HUGE CONTRACT Tim Hardaway Jr. had a breakout season in Atlanta, and now the re- stricted free agent is about to reap the benefits. Many believe he'll make upwards of $15 million per season starting this summer. Hardaway finished the regular sea- son appearing in 79 games, including 30 starts, and averaged 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In the Hawks' 4-2 series loss to Washington in the first round, he av- eraged 12.8 points despite shooting 32.9 percent from the field and 26.2 percent from three-point range, but the Hawks want to keep him and he wants to stay. "That's why I have an agent to do all the talk with the organization here and see what best fits for me," Hard- away told reporters during his early May exit interview. "I love it here. Atlanta brought me here, and it re- ally felt like I was starting all over as a rookie when I got here. "They made me go through some tough times. They made me mature as a person on and off the court, and made me appreciate the game a whole lot more than when I first came in the league. That's what I'm thankful for." Hawks head coach Mike Buden- holzer said re-signing Hardaway was a priority after his team was elimi- nated from the playoffs. "I want to be here, point blank," Hardaway said. "They brought me here because they believed in me and believed in what I'm capable of do- ing. I'm thankful for it. "As of now, I'm still here. This is my team. I'm an Atlanta Hawk still. There is no other team right now. My mind and my focus are with the Atlanta Hawks." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA PLAYOFF ROSTERS Through May 8 • Trey Burke (Played at U-M from 2011-13), PG, Washington Wizards: Didn't play in Washington's 4-2 series win over Atlanta in the first round … Played two of the first four games against second-round opponent Bos- ton, seeing 13 minutes of action … The series between the Wizards and Celt- ics stood 2-2, with game five slated for May 10 in Boston. • Jamal Crawford (1999-2000), SG, Los Angeles Clippers: Averaged 12.6 points per game in the Clippers 4-3 se- ries loss to Utah in the first round … Shot 42.2 percent from the floor and also averaged 1.9 assists per game. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), SG, Atlanta Hawks: Averaged 12.8 points per contest in Atlanta's 4-2 series loss to Washington in the first round … Shot only 32.9 percent from the floor, but averaged 2.7 rebounds per game. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), SF, Indiana Pacers: Averaged 5.0 points in three games of the Pacers' 4-0 series loss to Cleveland in the first round … Shot 7 of 7 from the floor and 2 of 2 from three-point range. ❏ Jamal Crawford • NBA Crawford scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor while adding four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes dur- ing the Clippers' 104-91 loss to the Jazz April 30 in game seven of a first-round series. He's expected to return for his 17th NBA season next year. Zach Werenski • NHL The Columbus Blue Jackets rookie is a finalist for the Calder Tro- phy, which is awarded to the league's top rookie. This season, he finished seventh in scoring among first-year players with 47 points (11 goals and 36 assists). Taylor Lewan • NFL Lewan, an offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans, checked in at No. 72 on the NFL Network's recent list of the top 100 players in the league. NFL players vote for the selectees annually. HEADLINERS Former Michigan athletes in the news this month

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