As announced less than an hour ago by the Men’s Hockey Twitter account, senior winger Grant Jozefek has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, and will be returning to Northeastern to play a fifth season for the Huskies. Jozefek missed 28 games his freshman season.
— Northeastern Men’s Hockey (@GoNUmhockey) April 14, 2020
This is huge news for the Huskies, who were going into 2020’s season with some question marks in terms of scoring ability and overall experience, having just graduated a large, successful senior class. Jozefek has played in 113 games for the Huskies, and has totaled 61 points (26 goals), so his re-addition to the lineup will be a huge boost on both fronts. His experience both in the Northeastern system as well as playing games on a big stage will be invaluable as the Huskies bring in an extremely talented freshman class. On a personal note, he has a chance to approach or even pass the 100-point threshold and become one of the program’s all-time leaders in games played depending on how the season plays out.
— NESN (@NESN) February 11, 2020
Jozefek has been a part of three Beanpot championships, one Hockey East championship, one Friendship Four championship, and two NCAA Tournaments. This past season, he scored a powerplay goal in the Beanpot championship against Boston University, and assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in the Beanpot semifinals against Harvard. Since his freshman year, he has consistently been one of the premier passers on the team, which will gel well with incoming goal scorers like Sam Colangelo, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, and even with current Huskies like Aidan McDonough. The ability of Jozefek to play with different types of players and take on different roles will be incredibly valuable to Coach Madigan and his staff next season.
— NESN (@NESN) February 3, 2020
In their press release regading Jozefek, Madigan stated “Grant has been a key member of our program over the last four years and has helped us win three Beanpots, a Hockey East Championship and two NCAA appearances. He has established himself as a premiere player in Hockey East and the coaching staff is thrilled to have his leadership and offensive abilities on display again next year for the Huskies.”
We look forward to watching Grant on the ice again next season for the Huskies!