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Notre Dame Sends Contingent to NHL Development Camps

Thirteen current, former, and future Irish skaters attended NHL development camps this summer


Irish Fall In Hockey East Semifinals

Jack Jenkins scored for the Irish


Irish Sweep Friars To Advance To Hockey East Semifinals

#12 Notre Dame defeats #10 Providence 5-2 in quarterfinal game two


Irish Have Everything To Play For At Boston University

Notre Dame heads to Boston with a six-game unbeaten streak looking to secure a top-four seed in the Hockey East playoffs


Gilbert Honored As Hockey East Defensive Player Of The Week

The Irish moved to 15th in the poll


Frozen Four: Notre Dame vs. Denver

NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament - April 6, 2017 (USA Today Sports Images)


Notre Dame vs. Providence

Notre Dame vs. Providence, Hockey East Quarterfinal Game 1


Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Tech (Jan. 7, 2017)

Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Tech (Jan. 7, 2017) at the Compton Family Ice Arena (photos by Matt Cashore)


Notre Dame Vs. Alaska (Jan. 1, 2017)

Notre Dame Vs. Alaska (Jan. 1, 2017) at the Compton Family Ice Arena (photos by Mike Bennett and Matt Cashore)


Notre Dame vs. Boston University (Feb. 27, 2016)

Notre Dame closed out the regular season with a thrilling 1-0 win over Boston University on senior night.

Tied a career high with two assists in Notre Dame’s 6-2 win over UConn (Oct. 28).
• Then had a two-assist game in Notre Dame's next contest, a 5-2 win at Northeastern (Nov. 12).
• Also posted a two-assist game in Notre Dame’s 6-4 loss at Boston College (Jan. 28).
• Notched a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win over Maine in Portland (Feb. 10) and added an assist the next night for a three-point weekend.
• Was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week following that sweep of Maine (Feb. 13).
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win over 10th-ranked Providence (Feb. 17) and then also had a pair of assists in game two against Providence (Feb. 18).
• Named the Hockey East’s Best Defensive Defenseman (March 15) and a Hockey East Third Team All-Star (March 16).

• Played in all 37 games while scoring two goals and adding eight assists for 10 points.
• Finished the season with one power-play goal and one game winner.
• Was +5 on the year, had 54 shots on goal.
• Led the team with 70 blocks.
Notched his first career point on an assist in his first career game, a season-opening 7-4 win at Penn State (Oct. 16).
Had his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 8-2 win over UConn at the Barclays Center (Nov. 1).
Scored his first career goal in a 2-2 tie at UMass Lowell (Nov. 20).
Scored the game-winning goal with 22 seconds left in the third period and added an assist in Notre Dame’s 4-3 comeback win at then third-ranked Boston College (Dec. 10).
After scoring his first career game-winning goal in dramatic fashion, was named the Hockey East Player of the Week (Dec. 14).
Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 7-1 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 8). 

Selected in the third round, 91st overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Joined the Irish after spending the 2014-15 season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL).
• Played in 59 games, scoring four goals and adding 23 assists for 27 points and had 89 penalty minutes.
• His 27 points ranked 14th among USHL defensemen.
• Registered seven points (1-6-7) in the final six games of the regular season.
• Played in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa and registered an assist.
• Named to the 2014-15 USHL All-Rookie First Team.

Was a three-sport star at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Tonawanda, New York.
• Earned first-team All-Western New York honors as a long stick midfielder in lacrosse for St. Joe's while also quarterbacking a Maurauder football team for which his father, also named Dennis, has served a coach since 1986.
• Began to concentrate on hockey in 2013-14 when he joined the Buffalo Junior Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
• In 35 games with the Junior Sabres, scored four goals and added 23 assists for 27 points.
• Graduated high school from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.
• Full name is Dennis Gilbert Jr. and he is the son of Dennis and Kim Gilbert.
• Has a younger brother, Patrick, and a younger sister, Shannon.
• Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and pursuing a degree in political science.

Goals: 1 (2x - at BC 12/10/15)
Assists: 2 (8x - vs. Providence 2/18/17)
Points: 2 (9x - vs. Providence 2/18/17)
Multi-point games: 9
Point Streak: 5 games (Feb. 4 - Feb. 18, 2017; 0-9-9)


Dennis Gilbert
Dennis  Gilbert


Buffalo, N.Y.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220


Last Team:
Chicago Steel (USHL)

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