New York Islanders - Blue & White - Aaron Ness

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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Aaron Ness

Position: Defenseman
Height: 5’10
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1990 in Benidji, MN

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (40th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

LAST SEASON: Scored 14 points (2g/12a) in 35 games during his junior season with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (Western Collegiate Hockey Association)…Finished third amongst defensemen in points and second in assists…Both of his goals were game-winners…Combined for season highs in assists (3) and plus-minus rating (+5) on Oct. 29-30 against Colorado College…Signed an Amateur Tryout with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League) and made his professional debut on Mar. 18 vs. Charlotte…Scored his first professional goal/point on Mar. 26 at Connecticut…Recorded his first professional assist on Apr. 1 at Springfield…Finished the season with one goal and three assists in 13 games.

CAREER: 2009-10: Played in all 39 games as a sophomore at the University of Minnesota...Ranked second among defensemen with 12 points (2g/10a)...Notched goals in wins over the University of Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 30) and Colorado College (Feb. 20).

2008-09: Was one of four players, and the only freshman, to play in every game for the University of Minnesota...Ranked second among team defensemen with 17 points (2g/15a)...Earned tournament MVP honors and the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award after posting a goal and an assist in the 3-2 title game victory over Northeastern at the Dodge Holiday Classic (Jan. 3)...Collected a season-best three assists in a win at St. Cloud State University on Jan. 17 and had an assist in the opening game of the series on Jan. 16 to earn the WCHA Rookie of the Week award.

2007-08: Helped lead Roseau High School in Minnesota to a 25-0 regular season record...Scored 72 points (28g/44a) in 31 games...Ranked first in Minnesota for points by a defenseman...Won the “Mr. Hockey” Award as the top high school player in Minnesota, becoming the first player from Roseau to do so.

INTERNATIONAL: 2008: Helped lead the U.S. to a bronze medal at the Under-18 World Junior Championships...Finished with six assists in seven games...Ranked second on U.S. team in assists.

2007: Scored five points (1g/4a) in four games with Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
SEASON CLUB LEA GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 U. of Minnesota NCAA 37 2 15 17 16 - - - - -
2009-10 U. of Minnesota NCAA 39 2 10 12 24 - - - - -
2010-11 U. of Minnesota NCAA 35 2 12 14 21 - - - - -
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 13 1 3 14 4 - - - - -

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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