Alex Goligoski (D)
||Grand Rapids, MN
2006-07: Named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, First Team AHCA All-American and First Team All-WCHAâ€¦ Ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points (9+30), including 20 points (4+16) in 28 WCHA gamesâ€¦ First on the team with a plus-24 rating â€¦Ranked first in the WCHA and second in the nation in defenseman scoring; and first in the WCHA and fifth in the nation in points per game among defensemen (0.89)â€¦Had two career-long six-game point streaks, from Oct. 13-28 (3+6=9) and from Dec. 8 to Jan. 7 (2+7=9) â€¦Had four three-point games on the seasonâ€¦ Two-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (10/31, 1/2)â€¦Ranked second on the team with three game-winning goalsâ€¦ Notched four assists in the sweep of Colorado College (10/27-28), including a season-high three in the 8-1 win (10/28)â€¦ Had four points (1+3) in the Dodge Holiday Classic (12/29-30) with three points (1+2), including an assist on the game-winner, in the 5-2 win over Ferris State (12/30)â€¦Named the Dodge Holiday Classic MVP and member of the All-Tournament Teamâ€¦Got the game-winner in the 1-0 win over Minnesota State (1/7)â€¦ Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 4-2 win over Wisconsin in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Five (3/16)â€¦Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 4-3 win over Air Force in the first round of the NCAA West Regional (3/24)
2005-06: All-WCHA Second Teamâ€¦ Ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points (11+28), including 24 points (7+17) in 28 WCHA gamesâ€¦Collected then career-high totals in points, goals, assists, and power-play goals (4)â€¦ Second on the team with a +21 ratingâ€¦Ranked third in the WCHA and fifth in the nation in defenseman scoring; and second in the WCHA and fourth in the nation in points per game among defensemen (0.95)â€¦Had a career-long six-game point streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 14, during which he had eight points (4+4)â€¦ Finished 19 points ahead of his scoring pace from the 2004-05 season (5+15)â€¦ Recorded a career-best four assists in the 6-3 win at then-No. 1 Michigan (11/25)â€¦Had three assists in the Dodge Holiday Classic (12/29-30) to earn All-Tournament Team honorsâ€¦ Had three points (1+2) in the 5-1 win over Denver (2/18)â€¦ Awarded Third Team All-America honors by Inside College Hockeyâ€¦Named honorable mention All-USCHO.
2004-05: Played in 33 games, missing seven games with a shoulder injury and four games while playing for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championshipâ€¦Named to the All-WCHA Rookie Teamâ€¦ Named the teamâ€™s Frank Pond Rookie of the Yearâ€¦Had totals of 20 points (5+15) to finish seventh on the team in scoring, second among freshmen and second among defensemenâ€¦Had 14 points (3+11) in 23 WCHA gamesâ€¦Was ninth in the league in scoring among freshmen and 10th among defensemenâ€¦ Recorded his first career point in the season-opening 5-2 win over Denver (10/9)â€¦Scored his first career goal in the 3-2 loss at Alaska Anchorage (10/16)â€¦Had two points (1+1) in the 5-0 win over Michigan State (11/27)â€¦Named WCHA Rookie of the Week following the College Hockey Showcase (11/ 29)â€¦Scored a career-high two goals in the 5-4 win over St. Cloud State (2/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his prep hockey at Grand Rapids High School â€¦Had 25 goals and 31 assists in 2003-04 to help lead GRHS to a runner-up finish in Section 7AAâ€¦Finished fourth in the state among defensemen in regular season scoring with 47 points (23+24) in 25 gamesâ€¦2004 Mr. Hockey finalistâ€¦Named AP all-state, St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state, 2004 Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year and All-Iron Rangeâ€¦Had 14 goals and 20 assists in 28 games during his junior season with the Thunderhawksâ€¦Joined the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL following his senior seasonâ€¦Had two assists in 10 gamesâ€¦During his junior prep season, was named all-state honorable mention by the AP and Pioneer Pressâ€¦Also named News Tribune all-area and All-Iron Rangeâ€¦Played with the River City Lancers of the USHL after his junior seasonâ€¦Had one assist in 10 games.