#21 Bryan Rust
Earned four monograms during his Notre Dame career … served as an alternate captain in his senior year … played in all situations – even strength, on the power play and on the penalty kill … played in 161 career games, scoring 43 goals with 54 assists for 97 career points … scored nine times on the power play, picked up four short-handed goals and notched eight game winners … whistled for 17 penalties, resulting in 34 penalty minutes … had a +53 plus-minus for his career … tied for fifth on all-time games played list (161) with Kyle Lawson `10 … selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round, 80th overall in 2010 NHL Entry Draft … signed by the Penguins following the 2013-14 season to an NHL Entry Level contract and was assigned to their AHL team- the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins where he played in two regular-season games and one Calder Cup playoff game.
AS A SENIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish, leading the team in goals (17) while being second in points with 33 … had four power-play goals, two short-handed markers and three game winners … had six penalties for 12 minutes and was second on the squad with a +16 … had eight games with two or more points and a pair of multi-goal games … winner of the Charles ‘Lefty’ Smith Coaches Award as the team[apos]s unsung hero … scored Notre Dame[apos]s first goal in Hockey East play – a short-handed goal – in 2-1 loss at Vermont (Nov. 1) … notched a power-play goal in 4-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 8) … equalled a career high with three assists in 5-2 win over Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 29) in Shillelagh Tournament … selected to all-tournament team at Shillelagh Tournament with four assists in two games … opened the second half of the season with five goals in a three-game span … scored once at Fenway Park in 4-3 loss to Boston College (Jan. 4) … had first career hat trick plus an assist for four points in 7-1 win over Alabama Huntsville (Jan. 10) and added a single goal in 5-0 shutout of the Chargers on Jan. 11 … scored two goals in 24 seconds of the final 1:08 of a 3-2 win over Maine (Feb. 8) … was selected as Hockey East Warrior player of the week for his heroics versus the Black Bears … scored five goals in the postseason for the Irish, including one in each game of a best-of-three upset series win over top-seeded Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals … notched the game and series winner in 4-2 win in game three over the Eagles (March 16) … had a goal and an assist in 4-3 overtime loss to St. Cloud State in NCAA West Regional … in six postseason games had five goals and one assist for six points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish … was second on the squad in scoring with 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points … tied for the team lead in power-play goals (5) and game winners (4) … had one short-handed goal … led the team with a +25 … had just two penalties for four minutes … recorded five games with two or more points and two multi-goal games … had a career-high eight-game point streak (5g, 4a) from Feb. 17-March 23 … selected honorable mention all-CCHA … selected to all-tournament team at the Ice Breaker Tournament … set up a career-high three goals in the 4-0 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 4) … scored once and added two assists in 6-1 win over Lake Superior State (Dec. 1) … lit the lamp with his third game-winning goal in 4-1 triumph at Bowling Green (Dec. 15) to close out the first half of the season … turned in a five-point weekend in sweep of Michigan … scored twice and added two assists in four-point game in 7-4 win (Feb. 8) … added a solo goal in 6-4 win on Feb. 9 … scored a regulation and shootout goal in each game of weekend series with Western Michigan (Feb. 22-23) … had the hot hand for Notre Dame in the second round of the CCHA playoffs versus Bowling Green … scored overtime game winner in 1-0 first game win on March 15 … had two goals, including his first career penalty shot in 4-3 win over the Falcons (March 16) in game two … in five postseason games, had three goals and two assists for five points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 40 of Notre Dame[apos]s games during the 2011-12 season … scored five goals with six assists for 11 points … had one game-winning goal … picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes … was held off the scoresheet until Nov. 5 at Northern Michigan when he scored Notre Dame[apos]s only goal in a 1-1 tie with the Wildcats … had a four-game goal streak (4g, 0a) from Nov. 18 to Nov. 26 … scored the game-winning goal with 1.1 seconds left in overtime in the 3-2 win over Boston College in the ‘Dedication Game’ for the Compton Family Ice Arena … scored the game-tying goal at 13:49 of the third period just four days later (Nov. 22) as the Irish rallied for a 2-2 tie at Western Michigan … ran the goal streak to four games as he scored a goal in each game of the series at Lake Superior State (Nov. 25-26), giving him five goals in the first 16 games of the season … saw action in four postseason games with one assist for one point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 40 of teams[apos] 44 games during 2010-11, missing four games due to injury … had six goals and 13 assists for 19 points … chipped in one short-handed goal … collected two penalties for four minutes … was +10 for the season … had one multiple-goal game and four games with two or more points … scored first collegiate point and goal in 5-4 loss to Boston University in championship game of the Warrior Ice Breaker Classic … goal came short-handed … picked up first assist in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) … turned in a three-point game (2g, 1a) in 5-4 come-from-behind win at Miami (Dec. 3) … … had a two-point night (1g, 1a) in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) … turned in a four-point weekend (1g, 3a) in sweep at Bowling Green (Feb. 11-12) … sixth goal of the season came in game three win over Lake Superior State in CCHA second-round series … played in eight postseason games with one goal and three assists for four points.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Played two seasons for the U.S. National Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. … in `08-[apos]09, played in 67 games with the Under-17 team, scoring nine goals with 13 assists for 22 points with 26 penalty minutes … in `09-10 was with the Under-18 team and finished sixth on the team in scoring with 26 goals and 26 assists for 52 points in 65 games … had 24 minutes in penalties with five power-play goals, two short-handed tallies and led the team with seven game winners … member of 2010 Under-18 team that won gold medal at Under-18 World Championships in Belarus … in seven games, scored four goals with four assists for eight points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Team program … played his midget hockey with the Honeybaked AAA program in `07-[apos]08 … played in 68 games with 44 goals and 48 assists for 92 points … full name is Bryan Peter Rust … son of Steve and Betsy Rust … has one brother, Matt, and one sister, Erika … brother, Matt, played hockey at Michigan and also is an alum of the U.S. National program …. born in Pontiac, Mich. … graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2014.
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