|| Ben Ostlie
Will make the move from defense to right wing for the 2014-15 season ... saw action on the right side for the Irish as a freshman due to injuries in the middle of the season ... has played forward earlier in his career before shifting to defense ... gives Notre Dame a physical presence on the forecheck ... strong skater with good stick skills ... will battle for playing time at forward ... very focused player who had a good summer in the weight room and in the classroom ... played in 12 games as a freshman but was held off the scoresheet ... joins the Irish after spending two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... one of four current players from the Edina High School program along with junior Steven Fogarty and freshmen Bo Brauer and Connor Hurley ... attended same school that sent recent standouts Anders Lee and Ryan Thang to Notre Dame ... one of 18 players on the current Notre Dame roster with ties to the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... one of seven Minnesota natives on the Notre Dame roster joining juniors Steven Fogarty (Edina) and Mario Lucia (Plymouth) and freshmen Tony Bretzman (Mendota Heights) and Jordan Gross (Maple Grove) along with Brauer and Hurley, both from Edina ... signed a national letter of intent in the 2013 spring signing period along with Luke Ripley.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 12 games both on defense and at right wing for the Irish but had no points ... picked up three penalties for six minutes ... had 10 shots on goal and was -3 in limited playing time ... did not play in the postseason.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, in 2011 ... played four seasons and was a two-time letter-winner for coach Curt Giles ... teammate of current Notre Dame center Steven Fogarty at Edina ... as junior in 2009-10 played defense on team that won state AA championship ... in 2010-11 was a member of Edina team that lost in state AA semifinals ...selected all-Classic Lakes Conference as a senior ... drafted in the 16th round (236th overall) of the 2011 USHL Entry Draft by Omaha ... helped the Lancers to a 34-29-1 mark in 2012-13 and a fifth-place finish in the USHL's Western Division ... member of a stingy Lancer lineup that gave up just 183 goals, third fewest in the league ... played in 59 games, scoring one goal with 13 assists for 14 points ... in two seasons at Omaha saw action in 113 games, notching two goals with 21 assists while chalking up 146 penalty minutes ... full name is Benjamin Thomas Ostlie ... son of Steve and Cathy Ostlie ... born in Edina, Minnesota ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.
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