#27 Michael Bartlett
Three-year monogram winner for the Irish … has seen action at both left and right wing … played in a variety of roles at Notre Dame, taking a regular shift, playing on the power play and killing penalties … outstanding skater with an excellent shot … strong on his skates … plays hard every shift … will look to break out offensively for the Irish in his final season … played in 31 games as a junior, scoring two goals and adding five assists for seven points … has played in 108 career games with 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points … as a freshman, teamed with fellow seniors Jason Paige and T.J. Jindra to give the Irish one of the top penalty-killing units in the nation as they surrendered just 22 power-play goals on the way to setting an Irish Division I penalty-killing mark with an .876 success rate (22-for-174) … one of six Irish players – joining fellow seniors Tom Sawatske, Noah Babin and Josh Sciba, sophomore goaltender Jordan Pearce and freshman defenseman Kyle Lawson – on the Notre Dame roster to have played for the U.S. National Team Developmental program … one of 16 all-time to play for the Irish … signed with the Irish in the late-signing period (May of 2003) along with forward T.J. Jindra … teammate of fellow senior forward Josh Sciba with the U.S. Under-18 team … one of five Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster, along with junior defensemen Brian D’Arcy (Western Springs) and Dan VeNard (Vernon Hills) and freshmen Dan Kissel (Crestwood) and Tom O’Brien (Mokena) … one of 18 Illinois natives to earn a hockey monogram with the Irish.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 31 of Notre Dame’s 36 games … scored two goals and added five assists for seven points … whistled off for 14 penalties and 39 minutes … recorded 35 shots on goal and was -3 on the year … got his season off to a fast start assisting on goals by Erik Condra and Mark Van Guilder in Notre Dame’s 2-0 win over Princeton on Oct. 29 … picked up first goal of the year on Nov. 5 in 4-2 loss at Michigan … scored in second consecutive game with an assist in 9-4 win over Bowling Green on Nov. 10 … went 17 games without a point before assisting on a Mike Walsh goal in 4-1 win over Ferris State on Feb. 10 … snapped a 22-game goal less streak with his second goal of the year on Feb. 24, staking Irish to a 1-0 lead in a 4-1 win over Alaska Fairbanks … added an assist on Tom Sawatske’s goal in 2-1 loss to Nanooks in regular-season finale … did not score in either game of playoff series against Alaska Fairbanks.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 38 games for the Irish, scoring a pair of goals with six assists for eight points … both goals came on the power play … took 27 shots on goal during the season … called for 22 penalties that resulted in 52 minutes to tie for fourth on the team … after going scoreless in first six games of the season, picked up assists in 1-1 tie and 4-1 loss to Northern Michigan at home … scored first goal of the season on Dec. 3 at Michigan on the power play in a 6-3 loss to the Wolverines … assisted on a Josh Sciba power-play goal in 4-1 loss to Michigan State on Dec. 11 to start three-game assist streak … added an assist in 2-1 loss to Rensselaer on Jan. 1 and then helped set up Tim Wallace’s game-winning goal on Jan. 2 in 2-1 win over the Engineers … after going seven games without a point, picked up a goal and an assist in weekend home-and-home series with Bowling Green … second-period power-play goal was lone Irish goal in 4-1 loss on Jan. 28 at BG … assisted on a Mark Van Guilder power-play goal the following night at Notre Dame in a 6-2 loss to the Falcons … went the final 10 games of the season without picking up a point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 39 games for the Irish … right-handed shot who played most of the year at left wing … had six goals and six assists for 12 points … notched one power-play goal and one game winner … had 54 shots on goal for a .111 shooting percentage … called for 12 minor penalties resulting in 24 minutes … was -12 on the season … was ranked 211th by NHL Central Scouting prior to the 2004 Entry Draft … scored first collegiate goal on Oct. 17 versus Bowling Green … stuffed a Wes O’Neill rebound past BG’s Jordan Sigalet for first Irish goal of the game in a 5-3 loss … assisted on a goal in 4-2 home win versus Nebraska-Omaha and then scored first goal (and game winner) in 2-0 David Brown shutout of the Mavericks on Oct. 31 … had just two assists in next six games before exploding for a four-point weekend at Western Michigan … had first multiple-assist game, setting up Matt Amado and Aaron Gill goals in wild 8-6 shootout loss with the Broncos … followed with his first two-goal game (with a ppg) in 6-4 loss to Western … went 15 games without a point until scoring an insurance goal in 4-1 win over Ferris State (Feb. 14) … final goal of the season was a game-tying score in 2-1 win over Lake Superior (March 6) that locked up home ice in the first round of the CCHA playoffs … was scoreless in five postseason games.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons with USA Hockey’s National Team Developmental Program … highly skilled player with strong leadership skills … spent most of 2002-03 on the Under-18 team with the duty of shutting down the opposition’s top scorer … in 58 games had seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points … had a strong performance at the Under-18 World Championships in April of 2003 … member of the Under-17 team that won gold medal at the 2002 World Under-17 Challenge … was fifth on that team in scoring with 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for USA Hockey’s National Developmental Program … full name is Michael Keenan Bartlett … son of Herbert and Mary Ann Bartlett … has one brother and one sister … born January 6, 1985, in Park Ridge, Ill. … accountancy major in the Mendoza College of Business.
Bartlett’s Career Statistics
Bartlett’s Career Bests
vs. Princeton (0g-2a; 10/29/05)
vs. Western Michigan (2g-0a; 12/6/03)
vs. Western Michigan (0g-2a; 12/5/04)
vs. Western Michigan (12/6/03)
vs. Princeton (10/29/05) vs. Western Michigan (12/5/04)
4 Shots on Goal
vs. Bowling Green (11/5/04)
vs. Findlay (1/3/04)
vs. Western Michigan (12/6/03)
3-Game Point Streak
(0g-3a); Dec. 11-Jan. 2, 2005
(vs. Michigan State and Rensselaer)
(2g-3a); Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2003
(vs. Northern Michigan and Western Michigan)