#23 Mark Van Guilder
Three-time monogram winner for the Irish who continues to develop into a top, all-around college hockey player … team player who will serve as one of Notre Dame[apos]s team leaders in 2007-08 … turned in a career campaign during his junior year … is one of the top two-way players in the CCHA … one of 40 candidates for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award … versatile player who can play all three forward positions … saw action in every situation for the Irish the past two seasons … highly skilled player with outstanding hands and the ability to make smart plays … a key member of Notre Dame[apos]s top power-play unit … has excellent size and strength … tough to knock off the puck … strong in the corners and in front of the net … played in all 42 games for the Irish as a junior, finishing second in goals (18), sixth in assists (16) and fourth in points (34) … has never missed a game at Notre Dame, playing in 116 consecutive games with 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 career points … selected as Notre Dame[apos]s most-improved player for the 2005-06 season … one of six former Tri-City Storm players on the Irish roster along with fellow senior Brian D[apos]Arcy, juniors Christian Hanson and Luke Lucyk, sophomore Kyle Lawson and freshman Calle Ridderwall … D[apos]Arcy, Hanson Lucyk and Van Guilder were key members in the Storm[apos]s 2003-04 run to the USHL[apos]s Anderson Cup title (regular season) and trip to the Clark Cup finals … one of 20 USHL alums playing for the Irish … signed in the late signing period (April `04) along with Evan Rankin and D[apos]Arcy … one of four Minnesota natives on the Notre Dame roster joining junior Garrett Regan (Hastings), sophomore Ryan Thang (Edina) and freshman Ryan Guentzel (Woodbury) … one of 88 Minnesota natives to earn a monogram with the Irish hockey program … second Roseville, Minn., native to play for the Notre Dame hockey team, joining former Irish defenseman Bill Green `69-[apos]73 … Dean[apos]s List selection for the first time in spring of `07.
AS A JUNIOR: Became one of Notre Dame[apos]s go-to-guys during 2006-07 as he played in all 42 games, scoring 18 goals with 16 assists for 34 points … four goals came on the power play and one was a game winner … had 13 penalties for 26 minutes … 103 shots on goal ranked third on the team … was +10 on the season … named one of 40 candidates for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award … had eight multiple-point games and three games with two or more goals … got the season off to a fast start with two goals and one assist in season-opening 6-1 home win over Minnesota State on Oct. 12 … followed that with second career hat trick in 7-1 win versus No. 1 ranked Boston College on Oct. 20 … followed with two-assist game in 6-1 win at Providence the following night … recorded fourth two-point night with a goal (game winner) and an assist in 4-2 win at Ohio State (Nov. 3) … fifth multi-point contest came a week later at Bowling Green with goal and assist in 5-2 home win … added a single goal the following night in a 4-0 shutout win versus the Falcons … started a six-game point streak (5g-4a) on Dec. 2 against Alaska … scored once in 3-1 win and then followed with a two-goal game in 6-2 Irish win on Dec. 3 … recorded three assists in weekend sweep of Michigan (Dec. 8 and 10) … closed December with a goal and an assist in 4-3 win over Northern Michigan on Dec. 30 at Ft. Wayne … then added a goal in series finale versus Wildcats at Joyce Center in 4-2 win … was named honorable mention RBK Financial Group CCHA player of the month for December … went six games without a goal before striking once in each game of weekend series with Miami (Jan. 26-27) … closed the regular season on a three-game goal streak and four-game point streak (3g, 1a) … set up Garrett Regan[apos]s game-winning goal in 3-2 overtime win at Alaska … scored one goal in each of final two games against Ferris State (Feb. 23-24) … scored final goal of the season in game one of CCHA second round playoffs, a 7-1 win over Alaska … had one goal and one assist in six postseason games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Blossomed into one of Notre Dame[apos]s top offensive threats in `05-[apos]06 … played in all 36 games, ranking third in team scoring with eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points … scored six times on the power play and added a short-handed tally … collected one game winner … whistled for three penalties resulting in six minutes … was fourth on the squad with 75 shots on goal … had a .107 shooting percentage … had an even +/- rating … failed to pick up a point in first two games at Colorado College and Denver … had an assist in 5-3 loss to Princeton and then scored his first power-play goal of the year in 2-0 win over the Tigers on Oct. 29 … ran point streak (1g, 3a) to three games with a pair of assists in 8-5 loss to Michigan on Nov. 4 … after having streak stopped in 4-2 loss at Michigan, got back on the scoresheet with assists in each game of weekend sweep of Bowling Green … ran scoring streak to three games (1g, 2a) with a power-play marker in 2-2 tie at Miami on Nov. 18 … went four games without a point before getting a career-best three assists in 3-0 win at home versus Western Michigan (Dec. 3) … did not score again in `05 portion of the schedule but opened `06 with a big weekend at Nebraska-Omaha … had second, three-point game (1g, 2a) of the season in a 4-1 win versus the Mavericks … goal was a second-period short-handed marker that gave Notre Dame a 3-1 lead … added an assist the following night in a 2-2 tie … picked up his fourth goal of the season in come-from-behind 4-3 win at Northern Michigan on Jan. 21… first-period power-play goal gave Irish a 1-0 lead … started a career-high five-game point streak (4g, 5a) with assists in both games of Michigan State series … added a goal and two assists in weekend sweep of Ferris State (Feb. 10-11) … picked up two assists in 4-1 win and then had game-winning power-play goal the following night in 3-2 win at Ferris State … closed out streak on Feb. 17 in 7-4 win against Bowling Green … had first-career hat trick and four-point game in road win versus Falcons … two goals came on the power play … had final point of the season in 4-1 win over Alaska Fairbanks in final Irish win of the season … held scoreless in two CCHA playoff games.
AS A FRESHMAN: One of seven players to play in all 38 games during the 2004-05 season … scored three goals with five assists for eight points … two of three goals came on the power play … received eight penalties for 16 minutes … tied for third on team with 70 shots on goal … first goal was lone Irish goal in 3-1 loss to Bowling Green on Nov. 4 … turned in back-to-back assist games with helpers in wins at Western Michigan and Alaska Fairbanks … assisted on Michael Bartlett power-play tally in 6-1 loss at Michigan on Dec. 3 … assisted on Noah Babin goal in 1-1 tie at Lake Superior State on Jan. 7 … went seven games before getting his second goal of the year in 6-2 loss at Bowling Green (Jan. 29) … had first multiple-point game of career with a goal and an assist versus Ferris State on Feb. 11 for last two points of the season.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played two seasons of junior hockey with the Tri-City Storm … in `03-[apos]04 was fifth in scoring with 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 60 regular-season games … had three power-play goals and four game winners among his 17 tallies … added three goals and two assists in 11 playoff games … in 2002-03, his first season in Tri-City, had 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 58 games … graduated from Roseville High School where he lettered in football, hockey and lacrosse … helped lead Roseville to conference championships as a junior and senior for coach Steve Sertich … two-time all-Conference selection … was team captain and team MVP as a senior when he scored 23 goals with 33 assists for 56 points … finalist for Minnesota[apos]s Mr. Hockey Award in 2001-02 … two-year letter winner in football at free safety … was selected the team[apos]s defensive MVP as a senior after leading Roseville in tackles and intercepting six passes … selected all-Conference and all-State as a senior … picked up four letters in lacrosse where he played midfield/attack … helped lead Roseville to a pair of Minnesota lacrosse state championships … two-time team captain, team MVP and all-State selection as a junior and senior in lacrosse… had 27 goals and 18 assists in 11 games his final year … selected Pioneer Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2002 … full name is Mark David Van Guilder … son of Mark and Elizabeth Van Guilder … has one brother and two sisters … born January 17, 1984, in Minneapolis, Minn. … sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters.