Last September, before warmups for the , NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr spotted U.S. stars and Cole Caufield kicking a soccer ball around to loosen up.
With every NHL team scouting the game, Marr decided to offer free advice.
“You know guys, in a game like this, it’s all about showing what you are about,” Marr told the players. “When you get the chance, you shoot.”
Hughes looked at Marr with a grin. “Dan, do you really think you have to tell Cole to shoot?.”
“Point taken,” Marr said.
The 5-foot-7 Caufield would go on to score 72 goals in 64 game for USA Hockey’s to set a new program record for goals in