Solow named USHL forward of the year

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, USHL

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Zach Solow of the Dubuque Fighting Saints has been named the 2017 USHL Forward of the Year.

The award was determined by a vote of League general managers.

Solow, 18, led the USHL in assists (51) and points (69), and recorded at least one point in 46 of the 56 games he played in. In those 46 games, Dubuque compiled a record of 27-12-5-2. The Fighting Saints were also 13-2-3-0 when Solow scored a goal this season.

The 2017 NHL Draft eligible also recorded a 20-game point streak from Oct. 28-Jan. 27 in which he recorded 32 points (six goals, 26 assists). It’s the longest such streak in the USHL this season. Solow also finished the regular season on a nine-game point streak, from March 17-April 8.

Solow also represented the United States at the World Junior A Challenge in November. He had two goals and four points in five games in helping Team USA to a gold medal. He also skated in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.