NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game: Denver vs. Minnesota-Duluth
NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament - April 6, 2017 (USA Today Sports Images)
The Pioneers fall to North Dakota in the 2016 Frozen Four semifinals, on April 7th.
Co-Winner (with Tanner Jaillet) of the Keith Magnuson Award as Denver's best defensive player... Skated in 100th career game on Jan. 6 vs. ASU… One of Denver’s 16 Academic All-Conference Team members… Finished second on DU with 80 blocked shots on the season… Registered career-high rating of +4 on Jan. 14 at WMU.
Registered season-high +3 plus/minus rating on Nov. 21 at Wisconsin... Fired season-high 6 SOG on Jan. 23 vs. UMD... Named to 2015-16 NCHC Academic All-Conference Team on Feb. 17.
In rookie season at DU, tallied 1G-9A-10P-14PIM-50SOG in 40 games played… One of only six first-year defensemen in the NCHC to have appeared in all of his team’s games… Tied for conference lead in GP by a freshman rearguard with 40… Finished third among Pioneers blueliners with a +7 plus/minus rating… Scored first career NCAA goal on Mar. 6 at St. Cloud State (also GWG)… Named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Mar. 9… One of Denver’s 18 Academic All-Conference honorees (lone freshman).
Recorded 12G-53A-65P-87PIM in 104 career BCHL games as a member of the West Kelowna Warriors (2012-14)… Named Warriors’ Co-MVP and Defenseman of the Year for 2013-14… Named West Kelowna’s Co-Rookie of the Year and Co-Academic Player of the Year for 2012-13… Won Bronze with Team Canada West at the 2013 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Yarmouth, NS… Tallied 9G-28A-37P-47PIM in 47 games played with the Penticton Lakers (KIJHL) in 2011-12.
The son of Jeff and Kate Plant… Has a brother (Jake, 22) and a sister (Annie, 18)… Chose to attend Denver because of its amazing campus as well as its dynamic blend of atmosphere, academics and athletics… Career goal is to earn his degree and play professional hockey after graduation… Favorite NHL player is Duncan Keith, who is also from Penticton and whose game he emulates… Favorite movies are Catch Me If You Can and The Italian Job… Favorite TV shows are Entourage and Suits… Favorite video game is Call of Duty… Favorite pro sports team is the Chicago Blackhawks… Favorite all-time comic strip: Calvin & Hobbes… Hobbies include volleyball and go-karting… Has volunteered with the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
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