|Hometown:||Maple Grove, Minn.|
|Previous Team:||Fairbanks Ice Dogs [NAHL]|
2010-11: Second among team’s defensemen in scoring with a 3-9-12 line … tied for second on the team in +/- with a +4 … scored a power play goal and had an assist in 5-2 win at Holy Cross Nov. 20 … had a goal and an assist in series against Air Force Dec. 30 & 31 … blocked season-high four shots at AIC Jan. 11 … was +3 at RIT Jan. 15 … had an assist in each game of series against Sacred Heart Feb. 4 & 5 … assisted on Joe Campanelli’s overtime goal in second game of series … scored third goal of season at AIC Feb. 11 for career-best three-game scoring streak … had two assists against Sacred Heart in Atlantic Hockey first round March 5.
2009-10: Played in 34 of 35 games … helped Bentley to 4-2 win over Mercyhurst Oct. 30 with two assists … had an assist in win over Sacred Heart Nov. 13 … had two points at Toyota UConn Classic, a goal against UConn Dec. 29 and an assist against No. 15 UMass in the final … Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.
2008-09: One of seven players who was in the lineup for every game and the only freshman to do so ... usually teamed with Mike Switzer to form Bentley’s number two defensive pairing ... helped Bentley lower its team goals against average nearly half a goal from the previous season ... had a scoring line of 2-8-10 ... was second on the team in both penalties and penalty minutes ... registered first career point with an assist at No. 17 Air Force Nov. 1 ... was a +3 in 4-3 win over Canisius Nov. 21 ... scored his first career goal on the power play in 4-1 win over Holy Cross Dec. 5 ... scored another power play goal with just seven seconds left in first period at Ohio State Dec. 13 ... had two assists in 8-3 win at Canisius Jan. 9 ... had another assist in the series finale one night later as Bentley completed the sweep ... assisted on Marc Menzione’s goal in 6-4 victory over AIC Jan. 20 ... assisted on another Menzione goal, this time it was the go-ahead goal in the first period of series clinching win over Canisius March 15.
Before Bentley: 2005 graduate of Maple Grove Senior High ... played junior hockey with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League ... scored 17 points (3-14-17) in 52 games during the 2005-06 season with Bismarck and was the team’s highest scoring defenseman ... was the Bobcats’ second highest scoring defenseman with 24 points (5-19-24) in 53 games during the 2006-07 season and was an assistant captain ... played in the 2007 NAHL All-Star game ... was teammates with Jeremy Robert during his time in Bismarck ... began the 2007-08 season with Bismarck and served as team captain ... played in 34 games with a 7-9-16 scoring line before being traded to Fairbanks ... had five points (4-1-5) in 15 games for the Ice Dogs the rest of the season for a total scoring line of 11-10-21 ... was teammates with Aaron Stonacek in Fairbanks ... served as Maple Grove’s captain his senior year ... was a two time All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Personal: Majoring in finance ... age as of Oct. 15: 23 ... uncle Eric Pederson, played hockey at Army ... sister Molly, 19 ... son of Jim and Eileen Kayfes.