Jeff Tambellini possesses two distinct qualities: scoring ability and blazing speed. This season, Tambellini has shown another facet of his game: defensive ability. It is perhaps his greatest area of marked improvement. His commitments to defense and improving his overall production may not always be blatantly obvious, but it is a very good sign of what is possible. What has been equally impressive is the fact that his commitments are having a positive effect on virtually every area of his game. After a bit of a slip in offensive production last season, Tambellini looks to be returning to form this season. He currently ranks second on the team in scoring with 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists). He also leads the team in plus/minus (+21) and shots (135). Last month Tambellini reached several milestones in his collegiate career. Back on January 7th versus Western Michigan he collected his 50th career goal. One week later on January 14th versus Alaska-Fairbanks he notched his 100th career point. On January 22nd versus Ohio State he collected his 50th career assist.
Boston Patrick Eaves is ranked 1st overall, while Alvaro Montoya is 2nd (a bit too high for a goalie who's struggling a bit...)