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#1 Sam Brittain
Position: Goaltender
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Club: Canmore Eagles - AJHL
Major: Psychology
Experience: 3 Letters
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Sam Brittain
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Release: 07/09/2010

2012-13:

• Appeared in 14 games, starting 12

• Finished with a 5-7 record, holding a 2.95 goals against average and a .907 save percentage

• Recorded an assist, his third of his career, on March 16th against Colorado College

• Upped his career overall record to 32-20-5

• Allowed only one goal in three games, including two straight to start the season

• Helped the University of Denver Men's Hockey program create an awareness video for the You Can Play Project, as well as assisting in the acceptance of the Ally Award for promoting the respect for LGBT athletes

2011-12:

• Played 12 games  posted an 8-4-0 record, 2.36 goals against average and a .932 save percentage 

• Posted a 3-1-0 record, 1.80 goals against average and a .949 save percentage in four postseason games 

• Posted a 5-3-0 record, a 2.68 goals against average and a .921 save percentage in eight WCHA games

• Recorded a school record and career-high 67 saves in 4-3 double-overtime win over Minnesota Duluth (3/16) in the WCHA Final Five semifinals

• Recorded 24 saves in a 6-3 win at Alaska Anchorage (1/28) in his season debut

• Was named to the All-WCHA Academic Team

• Missed the first 25 games with a knee injury.

2010-11:

• Played 33 games

• Led Denver with a 19-9-5 record, 2.28 goals against average and .921 save percentage

• Ranked first among NCAA rookie goaltenders in wins, and third in goals against average and save percentage

• Led all WCHA rookie goaltenders in goals against average (2.40), save percentage (.920) and wins (13) in league games

• Ranked second in the WCHA in save percentage, and third in goals against average and winning percentage (.652) in all games

• Named to the All-WCHA, College Hockey News, Inside College Hockey and USCHO.com All-Rookie Teams

• Named to the Denver Cup Classic and Red Baron Final Five All-Tournament teams

• Stopped 33 shots for his first career shutout at North Dakota (10/30)

• Stopped 20 or more shots in 29 games, including a career-high 36 three times

• Named the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week (10/26) and Defensive Player of the Week (11/2 & 11/23)

• Added assists against Wisconsin (10/22) and Nebraska Omaha (2/26)

• Earned Keith Magnuson Memorial Award as Denver's top defensive player.

Before Denver:

• Played for the Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in 2009-10

• Posted a 23-19-8 record with a 3.27 goals against average, .897 save percentage and two shutouts in 52 games

• Named to the AJHL South Division All-League and All-Rookie Teams

• Added a 5-4 mark with a 3.01 goals against average and .913 saves percentage in nine playoff games for the Eagles, who advanced to the semifinals of the AJHL South Division playoffs

• Named Canmore's Rookie of the Year

• Participated in the Canadian Junior Hockey League's Prospects game and AJHL All-Star game

• Selected by Florida in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal:

• Son of Carl and Kelly Brittain • brother of Jeremy (17)

• Graduated from Centennial High School (Calgary, Alberta) in 2010

• Chose Denver for its amazing hockey program, winning tradition, high-caliber academic programs and coaching staff 

• Career goal is to play in the NHL

• Enjoys golfing, fishing and going to the beach

• Volunteer coach for the Canmore Ice Cats Atom A hockey team and McKenzie Retirement Home (Calgary, Alberta)

• Psychology major 

• Born May 10, 1992

 

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