With the North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament less than a week away, we continue taking a closer look at all of the Tomahawks representatives that will represent the Johnstown Tomahawks at the highly scouted event in Plymouth, Mich.
Today we take a look at defenseman Niko Coffman, who has experience playing against the Tomahawks.
Coffman is a product of the Little Caesars hockey program. Additionally, the defenseman from Chelsea, Michigan, played for the Victory Honda program and the Compuware Bantam Major AAA team before moving up to the NAHL.
In 2013-14, Coffman signed with the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, a team the Tomahawks established a heated rivalry with during their tenure in Port Huron.
With the Fighting Falcons, Coffman scored two goals and 10 assists in 40 games. He also suited up for seven playoff games that season, scoring one goal.
Coffman made the move with the Port Huron franchise to Connellsville, Pa., in 2014-15 and played 57 games for the Keystone Ice Miners. During that span, he tallied one goal and nine assists.
With the Ice Miners now defunct, Coffman signed on with the Tomahawks and is enjoying his best statistical year with 15 points. Moreover, he has two power-play goals and 5 helpers on the man advantage.