17 Brandon Graffunder
17 Brandon Graffunder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 188
Year: Sr
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Position: D
Previous Team: Alaska Avalanche [NAHL]

2009-10: Dressed for four contests; against Lake Superior State Nov. 28, against Air Force Jan. 15 and 16 and against UConn March 6 … Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

2008-09: Saw action in four games (at Air Force Nov. 1, at Northeastern Nov. 8, at Mercyhurst Nov. 15 and against Canisius Nov. 22) ... was a healthy scratch the remainder of the season ... named Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

2007-08: Made first collegiate appearance in first game of the season at Rensselaer Oct. 9 ... played in 32 games as a rookie defenseman ... tallied five assists ... team was unbeaten (4-0-1) when he doled out an assist ... recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on Oct. 26 in 4-0 win over Air Force ...  assisted on Erik Peterson’s game-tying goal at Army Nov. 17, a game Bentley went on to win 3-2 ... credited with an assist as Bentley went on to earn a 4-4 tie at Air Force, the eventual conference champions, Feb. 1 ... assisted on Marc Menzione’s goal in the Falcons’ 6-0 win over Connecticut Feb. 15 ... assisted on Pat Percella’s game-winning goal vs. Army on Feb. 22.

Before Bentley: 2006 graduate of Totino-Grace High School ... played junior hockey with the Alaska Avalanche of the North American Hockey League ... had a scorling line of 7-9-16 in 28 games played for the Avalanche during the 2006-07 season ... earned All-Conference honors at Totino-Grace and was named team MVP ... helped team to finals of Minnesota High School Tournament, recording two assists in the championship game ... team captain his senior year ... once scored five points in a game ... earned All-Academic honors ... also played football and lacrosse in high school.

Personal: Majoring in accountancy ... age as of Oct. 15: 22 ... brother Tyler, 20 ... son of Craig and Tammy Graffunder ... father played football at the University of Minnesota.