• Chin's Career Statistics
Four-year monogram winner for the Irish ... saw action in 139 career games, splitting time between right wing and left wing with 24 goals and 26 assists for 50 points ... turned in career-high numbers in all offensive categories as as junior ... strong skater with good size, speed and hockey skills ... joined the Irish after a standout career in the United States Hockey League ... spent ’98-’99 as one of top players on potent Des Moines Buccaneers squad that won the United States Hockey League (USHL) postseason tournament (the Clark Cup) ... played for current Colorado College coach Scott Owens while at Des Moines ... one of 13 Notre Dame players to see action with the United States National Team Development Program (1997-98) ... one of 16 all-time Irish hockey monogram winners from the state of Illinois.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 30 of Notre Dame’s 40 games, recording four goals and nine assists for 13 points ... had one power-play goal and one game-winning goal ... recorded four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 24 CCHA contests ... missed season-opening series at Minnesota-Duluth due to an illness ... had a fast start with a three-point game (1g, 2a) in 4-2 win over Western Michigan ... followed with a goal in 8-5 win the following night in Kalamazoo ... recorded two assists in 3-3 tie with Boston College ... picked up game-winning goal in 5-2 win versus Bowling Green ... had four-game scoring streak (1g, 3a) from Feb. 14 to Feb. 22 ... picked up final assist of career in 4-2 home win over Western Michigan.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 37 of Notre Dame’s 38 games, turning in career highs in goals (13), assists (8), points (21), power-play goals (3) and shots on goal (117) ... was +8 for the season ... finished second on team in goals with 13 and tied for sixth in points with 21 ... his 117 shots on goal ranked third on the team ... had 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 27 CCHA games ... collected five multiple-point games ... went four games without a point before catching fire with an eight-game scoring streak (5g, 6a) that helped Notre Dame post a 4-2-2 record between Nov. 3-Dec. 7 ... scored goals versus Ferris State, Western Michigan (one in each game of weekend series), Lake Superior State and Bowling Green in streak ... had first of five multi-point games with two assists in 7-0 win at home versus Lake Superior ... turned in career-best three-point game (goal and two assists) in 6-3 win versus Bowling Green ... scored game-winning power-play goal in 2-1 win at Princeton ... lit the lamp the following night again on the power play at 18:07 of the second period to break a 1-1 tie on the way to a 4-2 Irish win versus Tigers ... had third multiple-point game (2g, 0a) of the year in 4-1 win at Joyce Center versus Northern Michigan ... set up Rob Globke’s power-play goal for 2-0 lead at 11:48 of second stanza and added insurance goal less than three minutes later (14:36) ... had best weekend of the season at Miami (Jan. 25-26) with three goals and one assist ... turned in two-goal effort in 4-3 overtime win versus the RedHawks ... first-period goal at 14:42 gave Irish a 2-0 lead ... second goal of night at 12:56 of third period snapped 2-2 tie ... added a goal and an assist in the second game of weekend series in 7-3 loss ... sprained right ankle after crashing into the boards on Feb. 1 versus Alaska Fairbanks and missed second game of weekend series.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 35 of team’s 39 games, scoring a goal with two assists ... picked up five penalties for 10 minutes ... had 44 shots on goal and was -8 for the season ... picked up his first point of the year versus Niagara at Maverick Shootout ... fired a season-high six shots on goal versus Purple Eagles ... assisted on Chad Chipchase’s second-period game-tying goal ... scored lone goal of the season at Lake Superior State in 4-1 loss on Dec. 2 ... went 13 games before picking up his second assist of the season at Yale on Jan. 28.
AS A FRESHMAN: Overcame slow start to record nine points in final 15 games and six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 37 games ... led freshman class in goals while ranking third in points ... had 85 shots on goal with two power-play goals and 18 penalties for 36 minutes ... had three multi-point games ... scored first career goal in 4-3 loss to Princeton on Dec. 19 (knocking home a rebounded shot from Nathan Borega), after moving up to the first forward line alongside Ben Simon and junior Dan Carlson ... tipped in a first-period power-play shot from Evan Nielsen to knot the score in 1-1 game with Lake Superior ... scored from the slot to cap 4-1 win over Western Michigan ... scored twice in 7-4 win over Nebraska-Omaha, working give-and-go with Brett Henning for a one-timer before giving Irish 3-1 lead, after knocking home a rebounded shot from Simon ... skated at left wing in late series with Michigan State, due to illness and injuries to David Inman, Andy Jurkowski and Chipchase ... held to no goals and one assist in final eight games of the season ... that assist was a big one, as Ryan Dolder knocked home Chin’s rebounded shot for the game’s first goal in 4-3 CCHA playoff win over Ferris State (in game one of that series).
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent ’97-’98 with USA Hockey National Developmental Program (NDP), where his teammates included former Irish center Brett Henning ... totaled seven goals and three assists in ’97-’98 regular season ... joined Henning as two of 14 forwards (out of 28) who were named to USA under-18 playoff roster in ’98 ... played in the USA Hockey select 16 and 17 festivals.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played on dynamic ’98-’99 Des Moines squad that set team records for wins (48-17-1), consecutive wins (19), home record (30-2) and goals (304) ... tied for 12th on USHL scoring charts, with 54 points (26g, 28a) in 47 games, plus 62 penalty minutes, six PPGs, three GWGs and four first goals ... set Des Moines record for consecutive games with a point (’98-’99) ... MVP of ’99 USHL midseason all-star game ... graduated from Urbana (Ill.) High School in 1998 ... played in ‘96-’97 with the Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget AAA team, based in Faribault, Minn. ... spent previous two seasons as member of Illinois-based Northwest Chargers ... attended four high schools: St. Viator (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Shattuck St. Mary’s, Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Urbana (Ill.) ... scored three short-handed goals in final three minutes of 3-2 win during his junior year ... son of George Chin, Jr., and Elaine Massolk ... full name is Michael Chin ... born Sept. 24, 1980, in Urbana, Ill. ... graduated with a degree in political science from Notre Dame.
Chin's Career Statistics