NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament - April 6, 2017 (USA Today Sports Images)
2015-16: Turned in the 12th-best scoring total by a freshman in DU history with 47 points (17G-30A) in 41 games played... Won the Barry Sharp Award as the Pios' top rookie... Earned All-Tournament Honors at NCAA West Regional after tallying 2G-3A-5P in Denver’s wins over BU and FSU... Named to NCHC All-Rookie Team and was a finalist for NCHC Rookie of the Year Award (won by Brock Boeser, UND)... Won both the NCHC and HCA National Rookie of the Month Award for February after tallying 6G-7A-13P in six games played... Earned five NCHC Rookie of the Week Awards... Named NCAA First Star of the Week on Feb. 23... Ranked No. 149 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in its mid-term report... Scored first career NCAA goal on Nov. 7 at Colorado College.
Before Denver: Spent three seasons (2012-15) with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, recording 108 points (39G-69A) in 172 career games… Served as Dubuque’s alternate captain in 2014-15… Won a Clark Cup with the Fighting Saints (under Coach Montgomery) in 2013 and also captured Gold with Team USA at the 2014 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan… Member of the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team in 2011-12 (40GP-21G-21A-42P) and for part of the 2012-13 campaign (4GP-4G-8A-12)... Selected by the Fighting Saints in Round 1 (11th Overall) of the USHL Futures Draft.
Personal: The son of Jim and Monica Gambrell… Has a sister, Alyssa … Chose to attend DU because of his love of the school/city and great respect for the Pioneers hockey program and coaching staff… Career goal is to get his degree and continue playing hockey for as long as he can… Favorite movie is Interstellar… Favorite television show is Entourage… Favorite video game is NHL 13… Favorite book is Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell… Favorite pro sports team is the Seattle Seahawks… Enjoys golfing and fishing in his spare time… Favorite NHL player is Pavel Datsyuk because he “makes a difference every time he hits the ice”.