FORMER MEN’S HOCKEY PLAYER DANIEL WINNIK POTS GAME-WINNER IN HIS NHL DEBUT
DURHAM, N.H. – Another former UNH men's hockey player has joined the NHL ranks, Daniel Winnik (Mississauga, Ontario) scored the game-winning goal in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener.

Winnik scored his first NHL goal at 7:30 in the third period.

In 119 career games as a Wildcat, Winnik posted 37 goals and 58 assists for 95 points in his UNH career.

Winnik finished his junior campaign ranking second on the team in scoring with a career-high 41 points (15g, 26a) in 39 games. He was named a Second-Team Hockey East All-Star and ranked tied for fifth in the league in scoring, along with linemate Brett Hemingway. In 26 conference games, Winnik's 28 points in league play was tied for fourth best among conference players. He posted at least one point in 26 of 39 games and posted 13 multi-point efforts in the 2005-2006 season. Winnik finished the season with 11 points in his last 12 games.
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