College hockey is a place for action, a place for goals, and certainly a place for points. Today, we'll be reviewing college hockey's top 5 point leaders of the season. We will state their name, college, and how many points they currently have. Starting off with #5.
#5 Linus Weissbach (Wisconsin) 22 points. We've seen a lot from Linus Weissbach over the years. We've learned his personality, his play style, and how he's developed. The Swedish forward who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2017, put up 8 goals and 14 assists so far during the 2020-21 season. Last year in 2019-20, Weissbach put up 22 points. He put up 25 in 2018-19, and 26 in 2017-18, his highest so far at Wisconsin.
#4 Shane Pinto (North Dakota) 23 points. Shane Pinto's playing style may be one of the best in College Hockey right now, and this is a non-bias opinion despite Shane growing up in my hometown. Pinto has netted 11 goals and 12 assists this season. His play style can be compared to one as Jaromir Jagr. Shane's skating may need some attention, but he can rip a shot, and lay a nice pass across the ice.
#3 Brandon Kruse (Bowling Green) 25 points. Vegas Golden Knights draft pick Brandon Kruse had been on the NHL's watchlist for a while now. It was no surprise that he would be joining a team as early as 2018, where he put up 8 goals and 25 assists, for 33 points. Kruse is currently projected to spend probably a year or two with the team's affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights.
#2 Odeen Tufto (Quinnipiac) 28 points. Odeen is the only player on our list that hasn't been drafted, but that doesn't stop him. Odeen has put up 4 goals and 24 assists for 28 points. I guess you can say Odeen is more of a passing type of guy, but he really is a two way player between defense and passing. Tufto always tries to find the open man on the drive and is really good at that, and it shows with 24 assists. He did have 15 goals in the 2018-19 season though.
#1 Cole Caufield (Wisconsin) 28 points. It's currently a tie between Tufto and Caufield. This was #1, but I guess you can say both got #1. Looking at Cole's stats, the Montreal Canadiens draft pick has an extremely even marking, with 14 goals and 14 assists making 28 points. Last year, during his first year in Wisconsin, Caufield put up a slightly better 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points.