Betting on himself: Mackie Samoskevich’s journey to Michigan hockey

Connor Earegood

October 4, 2021

Throughout his life, Mackie Samoskevich always had hockey in his backyard — literally and figuratively.

Growing up in Connecticut, he learned to skate on a backyard rink alongside his sisters Melissa and Maddy. For the Samoskevich family, hockey is like breathing, and it didn’t take long for Mackie to take in his first gulps

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Sam Bernardi: Depth and physicality will decide this team’s fate

Sam Bernardi

Everybody knows the big names on the Michigan hockey team: Power, Beniers, Johnson and Hughes.

The Wolverines are loaded with NHL talent. The roster boasts 13 draftees, including four of the top five selections from the 2021 draft.

However, to categorize this team as top-heavy would be a severe underestimation of its depth.

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Big Ten Breakdown: No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Minnesota lead deep Big Ten conference

Paul Nasr

Bursting with talent, the Big Ten conference looks to offer intriguing matchups throughout the season. The conference features four teams in the United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) poll, including No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Minnesota, and looks to make a splash come March.

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Roster breakdown: sophomore returners give Michigan the edge

Nick Moen

Four top-five draft picks — the most to ever be drafted from the same collegiate team.

Yeah, you could say this is the most anticipated roster Michigan ever.

With everything lining up for them to make a run, The Daily breaks down each position group to see where the Wolverines’ greatest strengths lie for the 2021-22 season.

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