Cole Caulfield, born in 2001 in the city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has been on an absolute tear during his Sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin. Caufield is not the average build of player that attracts scouts standing at 5’7’’ and weighing in at 165lb, but his numbers compensate for the lack of height and weight. This past year Caufield has put up 30 goals and 22 assists, bringing his point total to 52 in 31 games; this bringing him to his decision to join the team that drafted him to sign him. Slipping to number 15 at the 2019 Caufield was an absolute steal as the Montréal Canadians drafted Caufield outside of a top 10 draft position. Aforementioned, Caulfield’s height and size make many teams worry about his capabilities to playing in the league, yet Caufield’s consistent scoring shows otherwise.
Caufield is coming off not only an impressive season due to his point total, but Caufield was also a part of the IIHF USA U-21 team who won gold in January in Edmonton. An impressive win for the team over the Canadian Rivals brought even more attention to Caufield from Montreal. Caufield is nominated for the Hobey Baker Award while also winning the Big Ten Player of the Year Award. Caufield has a long time to prove himself in the league; proving to the doubters his size does not matter. Caufield is going to join the Canadians farm team and then possibly transition to the Canadians. Fans should be looking for this young, speedy player to join the rankings of the North Division.