#19 Garrett Peterson
High-energy player who brings speed and quickness to the Irish roster … strong two-way player who plays a physical game on the ice … has proven to be a solid penalty killer during his career … has played at both right wing and center during his first three seasons … played in 41 career games, scoring three goals with two assists for five points … recorded 22 penalties in three seasons, good for 52 penalty minutes … owns one game-winning goal and is +3 for his career … one of five Illinois natives on the roster, joining fellow senior Robbie Russo (Westmont), junior Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and sophomores Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett) and Justin Wade (Aurora) … one of 18 Irish players to have seen action in the United States Hockey League (USHL) … signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the early-signing period (November 2009) along with forwards Jeff Costello, David Gerths, Anders Lee, Bryan Rust and T.J. Tynan plus defensemen Stephen Johns and Jarred Tinordi.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 18 games at both center and right wing … scored one goal for his lone point while taking 27 shots on goal … picked up 13 penalties for 26 minutes and was -1 on the season … first action of the year came versus Michigan Tech (Oct. 20) … scored his only goal of the season on an unassisted breakaway in 4-1 win over top-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 8) … did not appear in any postseason games for Notre Dame.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in just three games for the Irish in 2012-13 … sat out the first half of the season … picked up one penalty for two minutes and was -2 on the year … saw action versus Bowling Green (Jan. 15) and both games of the Alaska series (Jan. 18-19) … did not appear in any postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 20 of Notre Dame[apos]s 40 games as a freshman … scored two goals with two assists for four points … whistled for eight penalties, resulting in 24 penalty minutes … had one game-winning goal … led the team with a +6 for the season … scored his first collegiate goal and the game winner Oct. 28 in a 3-1 win at Bowling Green … had the first multiple-point game of his career Dec. 31 when he scored a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win at home against Boston University … final point of the season came via an assist Jan. 28 in a 6-3 loss at Alaska … saw action in one postseason game versus Ohio State in first round of the CCHA playoffs.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June of 2010 … played Midget Major hockey for Team Illinois … product of the Chicago Chill hockey program … helped Team Illinois to second place in the 2008 national championship game … team won state and regional titles that season … played three seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) … selected in the first round of the 2007 USHL Futures Draft by Lincoln … in his rookie year, helped the Stars to a West Division title by scoring seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points to go along with 104 penalty minutes … was a member of the 2008 USA Under-18 Select Team that played in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic in August 2008 … in 2009-10, had six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 56 games while racking up 120 penalty minutes as Lincoln was last in the West Division … served as one of team[apos]s captains in 2010-11 … missed first part of the season due to off-season shoulder surgery … played in 43 games with 21 goals and 17 assists for 38 points … added two power-play goals, four short-handed tallies and four game winners … was fourth on the team in scoring and third in goals … racked up 130 penalty minutes on the year … full name is Garrett Phillip Peterson … son of Phil and Terese Peterson … has two sisters, Hannah and Paige … born in Placerville, California … marketing major in Notre Dame[apos]s Mendoza College of Business.
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