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Canada Michael Benning
a.k.a. "Mike Benning"
#20 Univ. of Denver / NCAA - 20/21
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Last added: Sergio Benetti
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Damien Fleury 16 10 10 20
2. Andrei Rychagov 16 7 13 20
3. Loïk Poudrier 15 10 9 19
4. Nicolas Deschamps 13 8 11 19
5. Fabien Kazarine 16 9 9 18
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
19
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
174 lbs / 79 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
-

Benning understands how to create space for others through deception and manipulation. He transforms fake-passes and fake-shots into dangles, and fake-shots into passes. Benning shows good mechanics in his slap-shot, firing it hard and with precision. The way he transfers weight bottom-up through his shot is just so refined for a player at this age. -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

Grandfather: Elmer Benning
Father: Brian Benning
Uncles: Jim Benning & Mark Benning
Cousin: Brandon Benning
Brother: Matt Benning

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA AMBHL 34 6 12 18 22 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA “C” AMBHL 36 10 33 43 42 | Playoffs 10 2 4 6 8
St. Albert Flyers U16 AAA AMMHL 1 0 1 1 0 |
2017-18 Northern Alberta Elite 15s CSSHL U16 29 14 35 49 34 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 17
Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep CSSHL U18 1 0 0 0 0 |
2018-19 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 60 10 51 61 99 | Playoffs 12 1 8 9 14
2019-20 Sherwood Park Crusaders “A” AJHL 54 12 63 75 54 |
2020-21 Univ. of Denver NCAA 19 1 7 8 8 -2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 6 0 1 1 0 |
2014-15 St. Albert Sabres PW QC Int PW 5 0 6 6 4 |
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA John Reid Bantam 5 2 5 7 8 |
Team Northwest Alberta Cup 5 1 3 4 2 |
2019-20 AJHL Selects JCWC 5 1 3 4 6 2 |
Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 1 1 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NCAA 2020-2021
Sat 13/02 Univ. of Denver @ Univ. of North Dakota
Fri 12/02 Univ. of Denver @ Univ. of North Dakota
Sat 06/02 Univ. of Denver vs Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha
Fri 05/02 Univ. of Denver vs Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha
Sun 24/01 Univ. of Denver @ Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha
Sat 23/01 Univ. of Denver @ Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha
Sat 02/01 Univ. of Denver vs Colorado College
Fri 01/01 Univ. of Denver @ Colorado College
Sun 20/12 Univ. of Denver vs St. Cloud State Univ.
Sat 19/12 Univ. of Denver vs Western Michigan Univ.
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Passing
14
Speed
13
Puckhandling
13

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AMBHL (AEHL U15) 2 70 16 45 61 0.87 64 - | 2 12 2 5 7 0.58 10 -
AMMHL (AEHL U16) 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 - | 0
AJHL 2 114 22 114 136 1.19 153 - | 1 12 1 8 9 0.75 14 -
Alberta Cup 1 5 1 3 4 0.80 2 - | 0
Brick Invitational 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 0 - | 0
CSSHL U16 1 29 14 35 49 1.69 34 - | 1 4 1 2 3 0.75 17 -
CSSHL U18 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
JCWC 1 5 1 3 4 0.80 6 2 | 0
John Reid Bantam 1 5 2 5 7 1.40 8 - | 0
NCAA 1 19 1 7 8 0.42 8 -2 | 0
QC Int PW 1 5 0 6 6 1.20 4 - | 0
WJAC-19 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 0 - | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/29/2018
08/29/2018 Confirmed Sherwood Park Crusaders Univ. of Denver
06/02/2018
06/02/2018 Confirmed Northern Alberta Xtreme U16 Prep Sherwood Park Crusaders
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2018, 2 #24 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Futures Draft

Drafted 2017, 7 #142 overall by Victoria Royals in the WHL Bantam Draft

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #66 by FCHockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #105 by TSN/Craig Button

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #59 by McKeen's Hockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #57 by NHL Central Scouting

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