Zach Werenski, 19 year old rookie defenseman from the University of Michigan, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November.
Werenski registered 3 goals and 7 assists for a total of 10 points during the month. He also tallied a +4 for the month in 22:14 of ice time per game.
Werenski is 18th among all NHL defenseman in CF/60 among those who have played 200 minutes or more, 13th among those with 300 minutes. In other words, he’s taking 12+ shots per sixty minutes he’s on the ice, which is pretty spectacular.
Werenski becomes the fourth Blue Jacket to receive the honor, following in the footsteps of Rick Nash, Derick Brassard, and Steve Mason (who won it twice en route to winning the Calder Trophy).