Grant Jozefek has answered the call to step up for a Northeastern squad that was faced with filling the void of losing its top three scorers from a year ago.
With Hobey Baker Award winner Adam Gaudette, Dylan Sikura, and Nolan Stevens all moving onto pro hockey, there was going to be more ice time and an increased chance to score for some of the Huskies’ returning players.
“There’s more opportunity when guys like that are leaving a school. Going into the year, the coaches wanted guys to step up. I wanted to step up and be a big part of the team this year,” said Jozefek, a junior from Chester, N.J.
Jozefek scored just seven goals and nine assists as a sophomore after a goal and two assists as a freshman. That was a far cry from the numbers he put up in his final season of junior hockey with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars.