Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year - Rem Pitlick

Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Rem Pitlick was the United States Hockey League scoring champion, contributing a league-leading 46 goals and 43 assists for 89 points in 56 games, averaging 1.59 points per game. His eight game-winning goals also ranked first in the USHL, and his 22 power-play assists were second. For his efforts, Pitlick was named both the 2016 USHL Player of the Year and 2016 USHL Forward of the Year by the league’s general managers. He is the first Muskegon Lumberjacks player and 22nd in USHL history to earn both accolades. The five-time USHL Forward of the Week helped lead Muskegon to a 27- 26-3 (W-L-OTL) record during the 2015-16 campaign. From November 25 to December 13, Pitlick went on a league-leading eight-game scoring streak, notching 12 goals in that stretch. On March 25, he set a franchise single-season goal-scoring record when he netted the game-winning goal in a 5-4 overtime victory against the Lincoln Stars, his 42nd marker of the season. On the international stage, Pitlick helped the U.S. Junior Select Team to a third- place finish at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge in Cobourg and Whitby, Ontario, last December.

The Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award is presented annually to an exceptional U.S. citizen playing junior hockey in the United States.