Lumberjacks’ Rem Pitlick named USHL Player of the Year, Forward of the Year

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MUSKEGON – Muskegon Lumberjacks star Rem Pitlick has been named the United States Hockey League’s Player of the Year and Forward of the Year for the 2015-16 season, the league announced Monday.LSJ Logo incert

Pitlick is the first Lumberjacks player to ever win either of the awards, and the 22nd player in USHL history to win both awards in the same season.

Rem Pitlick

Lumberjack Rem Pitlick has been named the USHL’s Player of the Year

The Minnesota native led the USHL in scoring with 89 points (46 goals and 43 assists) in 56 regular season games, dismantling the Lumberjacks single season scoring record of 64 points set by Griffin Molino during the 2014-2015 regular season.

His 46 goals led the league, and Pitlick became the fourth player in USHL Tier One history (2002-present) to score 40 goals in one season. He currently ranks third all-time in the USHL single-season goal scoring record books behind Kevin Roy (54 goals) and Daniil Tarasov (47 goals).

Pitlick’s 43 assists also led the league.

He dominated play on home ice, scoring 32 goals and notching 27 assists for a total of 59 points in 28 home games. He registered at least one point in 27 games at L.C. Walker Arena and finished the season with a 26-game home scoring streak.

Pitlick has indicated that he will return to the Lumberjacks for the 2016-17 season, before honoring his commitment to play at the University of Minnesota.

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