#27 Austin Wuthrich
AS A SENIOR: Played in 37 games … scored a career-high 10 goals and added seven assists for 17 points … his 17 points tied his single-season, career-high total … scored a power-play goal … finished the season with a +3 plus/minus rating … blocked 17 shots and totaled 44 penalty minutes … scored his first goal of the season in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over Lake Superior State (Oct. 18) … had a goal and an assist in the 4-0 win at UMass (Dec. 6) … also had a goal and an assist in the 3-3 tie versus Connecticut (Jan. 16) … matched a career high with two assists at Northeastern (Jan. 24) … played in all six playoff games, notching a goal and an assist for two points.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 40 games in 2013-14, scoring six goals with seven assists for 13 points … three goals came on the power play and two were game winners … recorded nine penalties for 18 minutes … was -1 for the season … checked in with two multi-point games and one with two or more goals … got his season off to a fast start with a goal (ppg, gwg) and an assist in season-opening 4-0 win over Western Michigan (Oct .11) … scored the lone Irish goal in 4-1 loss at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 26) … did not score a goal again until Jan. 17 when he had a career-high three-point effort (2g, 1a) in a 6-3 win over Lake Superior State … picked up second game winner of the year in 2-0 home shutout of Boston University (Feb. 21) … scored final goal of the year in 2-0 shutout of the Terriers in second game of the series … had one assist in six playoff games.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 33 games in 2012-13, scoring five goals with four assists for nine points … two of his goals were game winners … recorded nine penalties for 18 minutes and was -1 for the season … scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in the 5-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 26) … went 14 games with just one assist before scoring his second goal of the season in a 5-4, last-second loss at home to Alaska (Jan. 18) … third goal of the year was the game winner in the 6-4 win over Michigan (Feb. 9) … had a key, game-tying goal in the 3-3 overtime tie at Western Michigan (Feb. 22) … saved his best for last as he got the game-winning goal just 29 seconds into the third period in the 3-1 win over Michigan in the CCHA championship game at Joe Louis Arena (March 24) … was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team for his play in Detroit … played in five postseason games and had one goal for one point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 36 games for Notre Dame in the 2011-12 campaign … was the top rookie scorer with seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points … whistled for 13 penalties, resulting in 34 penalty minutes … was +4 on the season … had two games with two or more points … had a career-best four-game point streak (2g, 2a) between Jan. 21 and Feb. 3 … wasted little time in getting his college career off to a fast start as he scored in his second game of the season, scoring in the 5-2 win over Ohio State (Oct. 14) … added his second goal of the year the following night in a 4-3 loss to the Buckeyes in the final game at the Joyce Center … had first two-point game of his career on Oct. 21, setting up two goals in the 5-2 win over Rensselaer in opening game at the Compton Family Ice Arena … turned in second multi-point game with two more assists in 3-2 overtime win against Boston College (Nov. 18) … followed with a goal (fourth) in 2-2 tie at Western Michigan (Nov. 22) … fifth goal of the season came against the Broncos on Jan. 13 in 3-2 loss at home … started four-game point streak with the lone goal in 2-1 loss to Michigan (Jan. 21) … had seventh goal of the season in his return to Alaska in a 6-3 loss to the Nanooks (Jan. 27) … assisted on a goal versus Alaska the following night in a 4-2 Irish win … closed out the streak with a first-period assist on a T.J. Tynan goal in 2-1 win over Bowling Green (Feb. 3) … had just one more point on the season, assisting on Jeff Costello’s game-winning goal in 2-0 win against Michigan State (Feb. 24) … played in all four postseason games without scoring.
IN THE NHL DRAFT: Selected in the fourth round, 107th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Joined the Irish after spending the 2010-11 campaign with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was a teammate of Robbie Russo … had his season cut short after suffering a broken leg in second game of the year that required surgery … worked hard to return to action, getting back on the ice in February … saw action in five games with the Under-18 team, scoring a goal and an assist for two points … also played for the Under-17 team in 13 games, scoring twice with four assists for six points … started the 2009-10 season with Team Illinois before being asked to join the national program … was selected to play for the U.S. Select Under-17 team that played in the Five Nations Tournament in August 2009 and the Four Nations Cup in November 2009 … played in 25 games in 2009-10 with the Under-17 team, picking up two goals with three assists for five points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Team Developmental program … also attended South Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska … in 2008-09 had a breakout season with 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points in 26 games … also played for the Alaska All-Stars … moved to Team Illinois for 2009-10 season where he played half a year, notching nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 31 games … full name is Austin Lee Wuthrich … son of Dan and Sarah Wuthrich … has two sisters, Morgan and Emma, and one brother, Hayden … born in Bakersfield, Calif. … one of five Alaska natives to earn monograms at Notre Dame, joining Nathan Borega (Wasila), Tim Wallace (Anchorage), Jordan Pearce (Anchorage) and Steven Summerhays (Anchorage) … enrolled in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters where he has a double major in sociology and computer applications … signed a national letter of intent to play at Notre Dame in spring of 2011 along with current sophomore Steven Fogarty.