Osterberg Named First NCHC Rookie of the Month

The University of Minnesota Duluth freshman Kyle Osterberg was one of two Inaugural NCHC players of the month for October.  Riley Barber of Miami was the other winner who took "Player of the Month".


Here is the the official NCHC announcement on Osterberg -

Osterberg (Lakeville, Minn.) totaled four points on two goals and two assists in six games for the Bulldogs, helping UMD to a top-20 ranking in October and a 3-2-1 record. Minnesota Duluth went 3-0-0 in games where Osterberg recorded a point. His two goals tied for ninth nationally among rookies during the month and first among NCHC freshmen. His four points tied for third in the NCHC among rookies, while the left-winger also posted a +4 rating in the month.

 Osterberg notched his first collegiate point on an assist in his first game -- a win over Michigan Tech Oct. 11. He then tallied his first career goal, unassisted, Oct. 19 in a win at Colorado College, which was the Bulldogs’ first ever NCHC victory. The five-foot-eight, 180-pounder capped the month with his best showing, notching a goal and an assist for his first multi-point game, leading UMD to a 4-1 upset of No. 2 Notre Dame Oct. 26. Osterberg put nine shots on goal in October and leads the Bulldogs with a .222 shooting percentage. Osterberg is now a nominee for National Rookie of the Month. The other nominee for NCHC Rookie of the Month was St. Cloud State freshman forward Ryan Papa.

The whole article can be found HERE.


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