Became Dartmouth's starter in goal early in the season, playing in 30 games … Starting in the final 21 games of the seasons … He earned his first-career shutout on Nov. 6 against Union and his first shutout victory against Brown on Feb. 4 … Surrendered 64 goals for a 2.21 goals-against average, which ranked second in conference play … Was ranked first nationally the first half of the season in save percentage and second in goals against … He was a finalist for the Ken Dryden Goalie of the Year award as well as the Walter Brown award … Earned his first-ever post season awards with a first team All-Ivy nod and was second team All-ECAC.
Earned his first collegiate start against Clarkson … Got his first win against Union where he made 39 saves … Made four straight starts midway through the season … Had a season and career-high 47 saves at Yale.
Saw time in one game, played 30:38 against Quinnipiac.
Before Dartmouth: Played the past two seasons in the EJHL for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs ... Was named the 2008 EJHL Goalie of the Year as well as the EJHL Playoff MVP ... Team was the 2007 EJHL Champions along with being named the 2007 and 2008 USA Hockey Tier 3 Junior Champions ... Was the goalie for the USA National Inline Hockey Team that won golf at the IIHF 2006 World Championships.
High School: Graduated from Bishop Brady High School in Concord, N.H. ... Attended LaSalle Academy in Providence, R.I. for three years.
Personal: Born Oct. 19, 1988 ... Parents are Jim and Sheila ... Has two sisters ... Cousin, Jessica is a member of the University of Louisville women’s soccer team.
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