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    Sam Calabrese

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Park Ridge, IL

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 193

    Position:
    Defenseman

    Previous Team:
    U.S. National Under-18 Team


    04/07/2013

    Anders Lee Named Hockey's Most Valuable Player At 2013 Awards Banquet

    Eric Johnson, Mike Johnson, Mario Lucia, Robbie Russo and Peter Schneider also receive end-of-season awards.

    03/30/2013

    Irish Hockey Season Comes To An End In 5-1 Loss To St. Cloud State

    Notre Dame falls to the Huskies in the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional.

    03/29/2013

    Irish Get Set For NCAA Midwest Regional In Toledo, Ohio

    Notre Dame practices at Huntington Center in preparation for Saturday contest versus St. Cloud State.

    03/27/2013

    Irish Open NCAA Midwest Regional Play On Saturday Versus St. Cloud State

    Notre Dame makes its sixth appearance all-time in the NCAA Hockey Championship.

    03/23/2013

    Irish Defeat Ohio State, 3-1; Advance To CCHA Title Game

    Peter Schneider, T.J. Tynan and Jeff Costello provide the offense in win.

    07/12/2012

    HKY: Irish to play at Soldier Field

    05/15/2012

    2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

    Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.

    01/23/2012

    Fighting Irish Xtra 01/23

    01/21/2012

    HKY:ND vs Michigan Game Highlights

    12/24/2011

    'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

    Irish Student Athletes reflect on the holiday, with some of their favorite memories.

    03/30/2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey falls to St. Cloud State on 03-30-2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey falls to St. Cloud State on 03-30-2013.

    03/24/2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins CCHA Championship over Michigan on 03-24-2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins CCHA Championship over Michigan on 03-24-2013.

    03/23/2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey v Ohio State on 03-23-2013

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey take down Ohio State 3-1 in the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena on 03-23-2013.

    03/16/2013

    03-15-2013 Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey vs Bowling Green

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey come up victorious over Bowling Green in game one of the best of three game series in the CCHA Quarter Finals March 15-17.

    03/16/2013

    03-16-2013 Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey vs Bowing Green

    Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey wins advance to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Lewis Arena after defeating Bowing Green 4-3.

    Three-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... smooth-skating defenseman who was a regular on the Irish blue line for three seasons ... saw action in all situations during his career ... played in 126 career games, scoring 10 goals with 44 assists for 54 points ... was +16 for his career ... picked up 16 penalties for 32 minutes ... was an honorable mention all-CCHA selection as a sophomore (2010-11) ... won Notre Dame's most improved player award for his play in `10-'11 ... as a junior in 2011-12, led all Irish defensemen in scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points ... joined the Irish after spending two seasons with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.

    AS A SENIOR: Played in all 41 games for the Irish, finishing second in scoring among defensemen with 20 points on one goal and 19 assists ... lone goal came on the power play ... had three penalties for six minutes and was +2 for the year ... tied for team lead with 19 assists ... assisted on eight game-winning goals, tops on the team ... had-two-games with two or more points ... turned in two-assist games versus North Dakota (Nov. 24) and Alaska (Jan. 18) ... has a season-best four-game point streak (1g, 3a) between Jan. 26 - Feb. 2 ... lone goal came on the power play in a 2-2 tie at Ohio State (Feb. 2) ... assisted on two goals in five postseason contests.

    AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 40 games for the Irish in 2011-12 ... led Notre Dame defensemen in scoring with three goals and 13 assists for 16 points ... recorded six penalties for 12 minutes ... was -9 for the season ... had three multiple-point games, including a career-best three-assist game versus Rensselear (Oct. 21) ... had a pair of three-point scoring streaks on the year ... recorded first multiple-point game of the season with a pair of assists in the 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 8) ... played a key role in Notre Dame's first-ever win at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Oct. 21 as he assisted on three goals in Notre Dame's 5-2 win over R.P.I. ... had three-game assist streak from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25 ... assist on Nov. 18 came on Bryan Rust's game-winning goal with 1.1 seconds left in overtime against Boston College ... scored his first goal of the season, the lone Irish goal, in a 4-1 loss to Ferris State (Dec. 9) ... scored his second goal in a 3-2 loss to Western Michigan (Jan. 13) ... had a big weekend against Michigan (Jan. 20-21) ... scored a goal and added an assist in 3-1 win over Wolverines ... added an assist on lone Irish goal the in 2-1 loss on Jan. 21 ... had just one assist over the final 13 games (vs. Michigan State - Feb. 25) ... had no points in four postseason games.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 42 of Notre Dame's 44 games in 2010-11 ... led Irish defensemen in scoring with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, all career highs ... scored one power-play goal and had two short-handed tallies ... second on the team with a +23 ... picked up seven penalties for 14 minutes ... winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award ... honorable mention all-CCHA ... had a pair of two-point games during the season and a career-best, five-game point streak (4g, 3a) ... recorded first collegiate point (an assist) in 4-2 win at home versus Lake Superior (Oct. 14) ... first career goal was a big one as he scored the game-tying goal in the 2-2 tie at North Dakota (Nov. 27) ... started his five-game point streak with a goal in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) ... added an assist in 4-3 loss to Minnesota State in the opening game of the Shillelagh Tournament ... started a three-game goal streak with a short-handed goal in 3-3 tie with Boston University (Jan. 2) ... recorded first career multiple-point game with a goal (shg) and an assist in 8-1 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) ... closed the goal streak with a power-play marker in 3-1 victory at Northern Michigan (Jan. 8) ... assisted on an Irish goal in final game of point streak ... second two-point game (1g, 1a) came in 3-2 win over Ferris State (Feb. 18) ... recorded assists in each of Notre Dame's wins versus Lake Superior in second round of CCHA playoffs ... played in eight postseason games and had two assists.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games during his rookie year and did not record a point ... was even for the season with no penalties and one shot on goal ... first action came in the second game of the year versus Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 10) ... played the following week versus Providence College (Oct. 16) ... did not play again until first game of the Miami series (Oct. 4) ... suffered a broken left leg early in the game and missed the next 18 contests.

    WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons with the USA Hockey National Team Developmental Program were he was a teammate of former Irish player Kyle Palmieri ... split time between the Under-17 and Under-18 teams in 2008-09 ... saw action in 35 games with the Under-18 team, recording five assists and eight minutes in penalties ... in nine games with the Under-17 team scored one goal with four assists and five points ... with the Under-17 team in 2007-08, played in 47 games with four goals and eight assists for 12 points.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the USA National Team Developmental Program ... product of the Midwest Elite Hockey League where he played the 2006-07 season for Team Illinois in the Midget Major AAA division ... had 10 goals and 62 assists for 72 points in 70 games that season ... full name is Samuel Carmen Calabrese ... son of Carmen and Jane Calabrese ... has one sister, Nicole, and one brother, Matt ... born in Park Ridge, Ill. ... graduated from Notre Dame in May of 2013 with degrees in finance and sociology.

    Calabrese's Career Statistics

    Year GP G A Pts Shots Sh Pct. P/Min PPG SHG GWG +/-
    2009-10 3 0 0 0 1 .000 0/0 0 0 0 E
    2010-11 42 6 12 18 47 .128 7/14 1 2 0 +23
    2011-12 40 3 13 16 39 .077 6/12 0 0 0 -9
    2012-13 41 1 19 20 34 .029 3/6 1 0 0 +2
    Totals 126 10 44 54 121 .083 16/32 2 2 0 +16
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