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Aaron Ness
Aaron Ness
Defenseman  - NYI
Number: 25
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 187
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Roseau, MN, United States
Drafted: NYI / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (40th overall) PROSPECT BIO
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the second round (40th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft.

LAST SEASON: Appeared in 20 NHL games with the Islanders and 48 American Hockey League games with the Bridgeport Sound Tiges during his third professional season...Recalled from Bridgeport on Nov. 7...Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 14 vs. Los Angeles (Ben Scrivens)...Recorded his first NHL assist on Nov. 16 vs. Detroit...Returned on loan to Bridgeport on Jan. 1...Totaled 20 points (6g/14a) with Bridgeport, ranking seventh on the team and third among defensemen.

CAREER: 2012-13:
Scored 27 points (3g/24a) in 76 games during his second season with Bridgeport (AHL)... Was the only player on the team to appear in all 76 regular season games...Finished third among Sound Tigers defensemen with 27 points...Had at least one assist in nine of the team’s first 16 games...Had points in four-of-five games (1g/4a) from Jan. 8-19.  2011-12: Scored 27 points (5g/22a) as a rookie during his first full season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL...Finished second among Bridgeport defensemen and ninth overall in points...Also appeared in nine games with the Islanders...Was recalled from Bridgeport on emergency basis on Feb. 6 and made his NHL debut on Feb. 7 at Philadelphia...Returned to Bridgeport on Feb. 23 after nine games...With Bridgeport, recorded his first-career multi-goal game on Feb. 26 vs. Albany...Added an empty-netter to clinch the 2011-12 Northeast Division title on Apr. 13 at Providence... Made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut, appearing in three first-round games against Connecticut.

INTERNATIONAL:
Helped lead the United States to a bronze medal at the 2008 Under-18 World Junior Championships, recording six assists in seven games...Scored five points (1g/4a) in four games with Team USA at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

COLLEGE: 2010-11:
Scored 14 points (2g/12a) in 35 games during his junior season at the University of Minnesota (Western Collegiate Hockey Association)...Finished third among defensemen in points and second in assists...Both of his goals were game-winners...Recorded three assists and a plus-5 rating in a two-game series against Colorado College on Oct. 29-30…Signed an amateur tryout contract with Bridgeport 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.  2009-10: Played in all 39 games as a sophomore for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers...Ranked second among defensemen with 12 points (2g/10a)...Notched goals in wins over Alaska Anchorage on Oct. 30 and Colorado College on Feb. 20.  2008-09: Was one of four players, and the only freshman, to play in every game for 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 on Jan. 3...Collected a season-best three assists in a win at St. Cloud State 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. 

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007-08:
Helped lead Roseau High School (Minnesota) to a 25-0 regular season record...Scored 72 points (28g/44a) in 31 games...Ranked first in Minnesota High School Hockey in 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.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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