Men's Ice Hockey


Blake  Hillman
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Blake Hillman


Elk River, Minn.

High School:
Waterloo Black Hawks - USHL

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 193




Denver vs. Minnesota-Duluth

NCAA Frozen Four Championship Game: Denver vs. Minnesota-Duluth

NHL: Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 6th Round (173rd Overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft...Signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks (March 27, 2018)...

Tied a career-high game with 3 points on Jan. 5, 2018 at Miami...Named Bauer NCHC Defenseman of the Week (Jan. 8, 2017)...Named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team (Feb. 14, 2018)...One of seven players to appear in all 41 games...Finished with 44 blocked shots, second on the team...Led the team with 52 penalty minutes...

2016-17: One of Denver’s 16 Academic All-Conference Team members… Scored first goal of season on Mar. 10 vs. Colorado College… Fired season-high 5 shots three times (Dec. 10 vs. Minnesota Duluth, Jan. 6 & 7 vs. Arizona State)… Dished out season-high 2 assists on Nov. 12 at North Dakota...

2015-16: Named Most Outstanding Player of NCAA West Regional after recording 4 points (2-2-4) and scoring the game-winning goal against Ferris State on March 27 in St. Paul... Made NCAA debut on Oct. 10 vs. Air Force... Scored first career collegiate goal on Jan. 8 at Nebraska Omaha... Recorded season-best +4 plus/minus rating on Jan. 30 at Miami... Blocked season-high three shots on Feb. 12 vs. North Dakota…

Before Denver: Spent two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with Dubuque and Waterloo, totaling 31 points (6-25-31) and a +23 plus/minus rating in 112 career games… Won Gold with Team USA at the 2014 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, registering 1 point (0-1-1) and 2 PIMS in 4 games played at the tournament… Spent two seasons (2011-13) with Elk River High in Minnesota, recording 22 points (4-18-22) and 18 PIMS in 53 career games…. Drafted by Dubuque in the 16th round, 240th overall in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft...

Personal: The son of Jeff and Desiree Hillman… Has two sisters: Bella (11) and Breea (8)… Chose to attend Denver because of its tradition of excellence and the high caliber of its hockey coaches… Career goal is to earn his degree and continue playing hockey afterwards… Favorite NHL player is John Carlson, whom his game is modeled after… Favorite TV show is Arrow… Favorite movie is Dodgeball… Favorite book is The Boys of Winter… Favorite pro sports team is the Minnesota Wild… Favorite sport to play other than hockey is golf… Enjoys playing Xbox in his spare time...



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