Nice write up about the Albany rookie.
Avoiding injury is one key to playing a full season, but health alone has not kept this rookie on the ice. The Carolina Hurricanes’ sixth-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft leads the River Rats’ rookie class in scoring with 36 points and is tied for third on the team with 26 assists.
Perhaps more impressive than his point total is that Dodge ranks among the team leaders in ice time.
“I didn’t know a whole lot about him (before the season), but he’s played above and beyond anything that we could have expected,” said Daniels. “He’s not playing like a rookie. He’s a guy that we trust in all situations. We play him on the power play, have him kill penalties, take big faceoffs, play solid five-on-five against top lines, and he’s been a pleasant surprise.”
Check out the entire article by Jesse Eisenberg right here.