Pitlick nabs USHL honors

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

A record-setting season has landed 2016 NHL Draft eligible Rem Pitlick some hardware.

After leading the United States Hockey League with 89 points, Pitlick was named 2016 USHL Player of the Year and 2016 USHL Forward of the Year as determined by a vote of League general managers.

Pitlick had 46 goals and 43 assists in 56 regular season games to break the record for most points in a single season in Muskegon Lumberjacks team history. Both his goals and assists totals were tops in the USHL, and his 46 goals rank third all-time in the Tier 1 era.

He also led the league with eight game-winning goals alongside Cameron Morrison of the Youngstown Phantoms.

Pitlick had 25 multi-point games in his 56 contests, and scored at least three points in 13 separate games. He is only the fourth player in USHL history to record at least 40 goals in a season. Additionally, Pitlick led all USHL forwards with five USHL Forward of the Week honors.