This week, we profile Clarkson centerman Josh Dunne, who registered 1 goal and 3 assists on the weekend in helping the 13th-ranked Golden Knights earn a series split at #6 Wisconsin. With a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win on Friday night, he also helped spark a Clarkson comeback on Saturday that came up just short with two assists.
Dunne was a force at both ends of the rink this weekend. As a freshman last year, Dunne registered 14 goals and 9 assists in 32 games. This year, to start to his sophomore campaign, Dunne has 3 goals and 5 assists in 6 games. Dunne is a large-framed centerman listed at 6’4” and 210 pounds. The added time in the gym at the college level has paid off for Dunne, as he has seemed to develop some much-needed strength to his frame. As a result, his overall skating abilities have improved since his draft-eligible years in the USHL. Dunne was effective in the faceoff circle all weekend long, and was used for a number of key draws throughout the weekend. It’s hard to imagine Dunne jumping ship to professional hockey this year, but he has all the makings of a player that will have some options when he chooses to make the next step.