9 Darien Craighead
9 - Darien Craighead
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
Position: F
Previous Team: Chilliwack (BCHL)
gp 36
p 31
g 15
a 16
pim 33
+/- +5

2019-20 (Senior): Dressed in 36 games for the Wildcats during his senior season ...Was second on the team in points with 31 (15-16-31) ... His 15 goals ranked second on the team and seventh in the WCHA ... Scored three game winning goals in 2019-20 and finished his career as the nation's active leader in game-winning goals with 13 ... With a two goal night at Alaska on January 25, Craighead hit the 100 career point marker, becoming the 52nd Wildcat all-time to achieve the mark and second of the season ... With 110 total points, he ranks tied with Mike Santorelli for 41st in program history ... Earned multiple WCHA honors in the month of January, including Forward of the Month, when he scored 13 points (8-5-13) over a nine game span ... He also picked up Forward of the week honors twice ... Scored his second career hat trick at home against Ferris State (Jan. 31) ... Had eight points on game-winning goals including three goals and five assists. 

2018-19 (Junior): Played in 36 games for the Wildcats … Opened the season on a two-game goal and point-streak at Michigan State (2-1-3) … Tallied 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points … Tied for third on the team in points scored (20) and second in goals (10) … Posted a season-long point-streak of three games March 2-9 (1-2-3) … Had three multi-point games as a junior … Scored the game-winning goal against Alaska to propel the Wildcats to the WCHA semifinals (March 9).

2017-18 (Sophomore): Saw action in 42 games this season, missing just one due to injury...Craighead set a career high with 17 goals and 34 points during his sophomore campaign...Finished the year with the third-most goals on the team and the fourth most points... He scored his first goal of the season on October 14 at Ferris State in what was also a game-winner...Earned his first career hat trick on December 16 versus Ferris State, tying the record for most goals scored inside of the Berry Events Center...Craighead also scored a pair of goals two more times during the season on December 9 at Bemidji State and January 19 versus Lake Superior State...He was arguably the most clutch-performer in the NCAA after leading the country outright with six game-winning goals...Scored a point in five-consecutive games from February 3 through February 23, totaling two goals and four assists...Tied a career-high plus/minus rating of +3 on November 11 at Alaska-Fairbanks when he scored a goal and assisted on two more...He was named the All-WCHA third-team after scoring 15 goals in league action and adding 11 assists.

2016-17 (Freshman): Was one of nine Wildcats, and three freshmen, to play in all 39 games ... Placed fourth on the team, and first among newcomers, with 25 points (7g-18a) ... Became first Wildcat since 2007-08 to record at least 20 points as a freshman ... Finished second on the team in assists ... Recorded seven (4g-3a) points on the man advantage ... Tied Robbie Payne for the Wildcat lead with 20 points (4g-16a) in 28 WCHA games ... Tied for second in the WCHA in conference assists with five other skaters, including Philip Beaulieu ... Had eight multi-point efforts, tied for the most by a Wildcat with Gerard Hanson ... Scored first two collegiate goals Oct. 8 against Wisconsin ... Registered season-best three points (2g-1a) Oct. 21 at Ferris State ... Based on efforts against Wisconsin and at Ferris State, became first Wildcat freshman since 2007-08 to have at least two multi-goal outings ... Ran together a six-game point streak, the longest by a Wildcat in 2016-17, from Feb. 10 to Feb. 25 ... Notched eight points (2g-6a) over that stretch, which included two multi-point efforts ... Had a season-best +3 rating Jan. 20 against Alaska-Anchorage and took a season-high four shots Oct. 8 against Wisconsin and Feb. 3 at Bowling Green ... Named to the WCHA all-rookie team.

Before NMU: Totaled 138 points (52g-86a) in 143 career BCHL games over the course of three seasons ... Was a point-per-game player each of the past two seasons ... In 2015-16 with Chilliwack Chiefs, recorded 68 points (29g-39a) in 48 regular-season games, good for second on the team ... In 2014-15, placed third on the Cowichan Valley Capitals with 42 points (19g-23a) in 40 games ... Helped Chilliwack reach the 2016 BCHL finals, registering 20 points (8g-12a) in 20 playoff games ... Tied for fifth in the 2016 BCHL playoff scoring race.

Recent Games
Feb 21 at Lake Superior St. L, 6-1
Feb 22 at Lake Superior St. W, 5-1
Feb 28 Michigan Tech L, 8-4
Feb 29 at Michigan Tech W, 3-2
Mar 6 Michigan Tech L, 4-1
Mar 7 Michigan Tech L, 4-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 36 26
Points 31 25
Goals 15 12
Assists 16 13
PIM 33 33
+/- +5 +7
Power-play goals 1 1
Short-handed goals 4 3
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 16 13
Game-winning goals 3 3
Game-tying goals 1 0
Hat tricks 2 2
Shots 81 60
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 5 at USNTDP U-18 W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 Michigan St. L, 5-3 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 12 Michigan St. W, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 18 at Boston U. T, 4-4 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Oct 19 at Boston U. W, 4-3 - 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 25 at Ferris St. W, 4-3 - 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 26 at Ferris St. W, 6-4 - 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1 Alabama Huntsville W, 5-3 - 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Nov 2 Alabama Huntsville W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 8 St. Cloud St. T, 3-3 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 9 St. Cloud St. L, 5-4 1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15 Alas. Fairbanks W, 2-1 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 16 Alas. Fairbanks L, 3-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 22 at Michigan Tech L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 23 Michigan Tech L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 29 at Alabama Huntsville L, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 30 at Alabama Huntsville W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 13 Minn. St. Mankato L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Minn. St. Mankato W, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 3 at Bowling Green W, 5-2 1 1 0 1 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 4 at Bowling Green W, 4-3 1 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jan 10 Alas. Anchorage W, 4-1 1 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 11 Alas. Anchorage W, 6-3 1 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 17 at Cornell T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 18 at Cornell L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 24 at Alas. Fairbanks T, 4-4 - 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 25 at Alas. Fairbanks W, 4-2 1 2 0 2 0 +2 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jan 31 Ferris St. W, 5-2 1 3 0 3 0 +3 0 2 0 0 0 4
Feb 1 Ferris St. W, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 7 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 7-3 1 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 8 at Minn. St. Mankato L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 14 Bemidji St. L, 5-0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 15 Bemidji St. L, 5-1 - 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 21 at Lake Superior St. L, 6-1 1 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 22 at Lake Superior St. W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 15 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 28 Michigan Tech L, 8-4 1 1 1 2 2 -3 1 0 0 0 0 9
Feb 29 at Michigan Tech W, 3-2 - 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Mar 6 Michigan Tech L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 7 Michigan Tech L, 4-3 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2016-17 39 7 18 25 18 +3 4 0 0 0 0 0 55
2017-18 42 17 17 34 16 +10 6 0 0 6 0 1 89
2018-19 36 10 10 20 33 -7 6 0 1 4 0 0 80
2019-20 36 15 16 31 33 +5 1 4 0 3 1 2 81
Total 153 49 61 110 100 +11 17 4 1 13 1 3 305
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 36 15 16 31 33 +5 1 4 0 3 1 2 81
Conference 26 12 13 25 33 +7 1 3 0 3 0 2 60
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Home 18 8 9 17 6 +3 1 2 0 1 0 2 50
Away 18 7 7 14 27 +2 0 2 0 2 1 0 31
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 17 11 9 20 27 +18 0 3 0 3 0 2 38
Losses 15 3 5 8 6 -13 1 0 0 0 0 0 31
Ties 4 1 2 3 0 +0 0 1 0 0 1 0 12
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October 6 2 3 5 4 +0 0 1 0 0 1 0 12
November 10 1 5 6 2 +3 0 0 0 1 0 0 24
January 9 8 5 13 6 +11 0 3 0 1 0 2 20
February 9 3 3 6 21 -9 1 0 0 1 0 0 22
March 2 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3