#17 Nick Larson
Won four monograms during his Notre Dame hockey career … for his career, played in 153 games with 25 goals and 22 assists for 47 points … has five power-play goals and five game winners … came to Notre Dame after playing two seasons for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) … selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 40 of Notre Dame[apos]s 41 games in 2012-13 … had four goals with five assists for nine points … scored one goal on the power play … had 16 penalties for 32 minutes … scored goals versus Northern Michigan (Oct. 27), Michigan State (Dec. 7) and Bowling Green (March 2, March 16) … had a goal and an assist in March 1, 4-1 win over BGSU for lone multiple-point game of the season … power-play goal came in that win … scored goals in four Irish wins on the year … had one goal in five postseason games.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 35 of Notre Dame[apos]s 40 games during 2011-12 … scored five goals with three assists for eight points … added one power-play goal and one game winner … led the Irish with 23 penalties for 73 minutes … first goal of the season came in 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth … did not score again until Nov. 25 in 4-1 win at Lake Superior State that extended Irish unbeaten streak to 11 games (8-0-3) … third goal of the year came in the 9-2 home loss to Northeastern (Dec. 2) … had goals in back-to-back games (Jan. 28 and Feb. 3) … scored a power-play goal in 4-2 Notre Dame win at Alaska … followed that with a game winner in 2-1 win at Bowling Green … missed final two regular-season games versus Michigan State, the first-round CCHA playoff series with Ohio State and the first game of the Michigan series with an injury … did return to play in final playoff game of the season, a 3-1 loss at Michigan (March 9) … had no points in one postseason game.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 43 of the team[apos]s 44 games, scoring 10 goals with nine assists for 19 points, all career highs … had two power-play goals and two game winners … whistled for 21 penalties resulting in 42 minutes … one of six players to score 10 or more goals for the Irish … had one multiple-goal game and three with two or more points … opened the season with a goal and an assist in 6-3 win over Holy Cross in opening game of the Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament … followed that with two goals against Boston University in 5-4 loss to the Terriers in the Ice Breaker title game (Oct. 10) … fourth goal of the season came in 3-1 win at Michigan (Nov. 12) … had a goal (ppg) and an assist in 5-2 victory versus Northern Michigan (Dec. 12) … notched game-winning goal in 2-1 home win versus Alaska (Jan. 14) … had goals in back-to-back games of a series sweep versus Ferris State … scored once in 3-1 win on Feb. 18 … picked up second goal of weekend in 5-2 victory on Feb. 19 versus the Bulldogs … final goal of the season came in 4-3 loss to Lake Superior in game two of CCHA second round contest … played in eight postseason games, scoring one goal with two assists for three points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 35 of the team[apos]s 38 games as a rookie … scored six goals with five assists for 11 points … had one power-play marker with two game-winning goals … whistled for 18 penalties resulting in 47 minutes … first career goal was the game-winning goal in 2-0 shutout of Providence College (Oct. 16) … held off the scoresheet for 14 games before striking with his second goal of the year, another game winner in a 2-0 shutout of Michigan (Dec. 13) … had a career-best two-goal and three-point game (2g, 1a) in a 5-2 win over Michigan State (Jan. 15) … followed with an assist in the 4-4 tie the following day for a four-point weekend … fifth goal of the season was Notre Dame[apos]s lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Lake Superior State (Jan. 23) … got his final goal of the season on the power play in 3-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Jan. 30) … assisted on an Irish goal in the 8-2 loss to Ohio State in game two of the CCHA playoffs … in two postseason games had one assist.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Waterloo West High School in Waterloo, Iowa … also attended St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minn. (2005-07) and Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minn. … played three years of high school hockey, helping St. Thomas to the 2006 Minnesota State Class A championship with a third-place finish the following season … was captain of Cadets and an all-conference selection as a junior … selected in the first round (fifth overall) by Waterloo in the 2006 USHL Entry Draft … spent two seasons with the Black Hawks (2007-09) … was seventh in scoring in `08-[apos]09 with 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points … 11 goals came on the power play and two were game winners … led Waterloo with 144 minutes in penalties … played for gold-medal winning Team USA in the 2008 World Junior A Challenge … in `07-[apos]08, finished the year fourth in scoring with 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points in 57 games … had 12 power-play goals and one game winner while accumulating 66 minutes in penalties … played for Team USA in the 2007 World Junior A Challenge … selected to play in the USHL Prospects/All-Star game in `08 and `09 … full name is Nick Christopher Larson … son of Dan and Michelle Larson and stepmother, Sandy … has four brothers … born in St. Paul, Minn. … graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in political science from Notre Dame[apos]s College of Arts and Letters.
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