McCoshen , 17, had two goals and 10 points in 10 games for the Blackhawks in the month of January. The six-foot-three, 207-pound defenseman is currently 58th in Future Considerations’ ranking for the 2013 NHL Draft.
In 29 games this season, McCoshen has six goals and 24 points and has a plus-23 rating.
Also considered for the award was Darnell Nurse of the Sault. Ste Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.
Nurse scored four goals and added two assists for 6 points in 11 games in January and is currently 7th in Future Considerations’ 2013 NHL Draft Ranking. In 41 OHL games this season, Nurse has 10 goals and 30 points and has a plus-14 rating.
2012-13 Defenseman of the Month
January – Ian McCoshen, Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
December – Seth Jones, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
November – Ryan Pulock, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
October – Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
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