Three-year monogram winner for the Irish who will serve as the team captain in 2003-04 ... hard-working player who is non-stop hustle on the ice ... has outstanding leadership skills ... gives the Irish a "lift" every shift he takes ... consistent player in each of his first three seasons ... comes into his final year with 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 points in 114 career games ... solid all-around player who plays in all situations ... brings speed, strong skating and clever playmaking skills to the Notre Dame lineup ... tenacious forechecker who is one of the top penalty killers in the CCHA ... has excellent on-ice vision ... strong on faceoffs ... outstanding skater who uses his speed to open up the ice for his linemates ... has excellent hockey instincts ... strong two-way player who prides himself on his play in both the offensive and defensive ends of the ice ... joined on the roster by his younger brother, Tony, to form the ninth brother combination to play for the Irish ... was an honorable mention all-rookie selection in 2000-01 ... has played in 114 of 117 games during his career ... played junior hockey in his hometown of Rochester, Minn. ... one of three Minnesota natives on Irish roster (joining brother Tony and freshman T.J. Jindra) ... member of Notre Dame hockey program that has produced 82 letterwinners from Minnesota ... joins Tom Fitzgerald (`86-'88), Pat Arendt (`88-'92), Michael Curry (`88-'92) and Tony Gill (`02-'03) as Rochester, Minn. natives to play at Notre Dame.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 38 of Notre Dame's 40 games during 2002-03 ... missed two games in December after suffering injury to right shoulder on Dec. 7 at home versus Bowling Green ... was fourth on team in scoring with 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points ... 13 goals were a career high ... had four power-play goals and two game winners ... had 93 shots for a .140 shooting percentage ... was held scoreless in first three games, but came alive in fourth game of season when he recorded his first career hat trick in 8-5 win at Western Michigan (Oct. 19) ... two goals came on power plays and one was the game-winning goal ... held scoreless until Nov. 1 when he had a goal and an assist in 3-3 tie with Boston College ... goal came with 42 seconds left after Irish pulled goaltender for sixth attacker ... tucked a wrist shot just over Matti Kaltaianen's glove to tie game ... scored lone Irish goal in 3-1 loss to Miami (Nov. 8) ... scored just two points (goal and assist) over next eight games ... started second half of season with four-game point streak (1g, 7a) ... set up Yan Stastny's opening goal and Tom Galvin's game winner in 5-3 win at Nebraska-Omaha (Jan.3) ... assisted on two Yan Stastny goals in 5-3 loss to Mavericks in game two of the weekend series ... had a three-point game (1g, 2a) in 6-3 loss to Ferris State (Jan. 10) ... set up two John Wroblewski goals and then scored third Irish goal of the night ... closed out streak with an assist in 4-4 tie at Ferris State ... scored Notre Dame's first goal of the game in 3-3 tie with Michigan State (Jan. 25) ... turned in two-point night (1g, 1a) in 3-2 win at Bowling Green (Feb. 14) ... assisted on game's first goal and then scored game-winning goal on the power play midway through the third stanza ... had two-point weekend versus Western Michigan with an assist in 4-2 loss at Lawson Arena and a goal in 5-2 Irish win in home finale ... scored three goals in the first-round playoff series versus Miami ... scored just 39 seconds into third period of game one to tie score at 1-1 (Irish would fall 4-2 in contest) ... scored twice in 5-0 shutout in game three that sent Irish to CCHA's Super Six ... two third-period goals built Irish lead to 5-0 in victory.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 38 games on the season ... tied for fourth in scoring with eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points ... had three power-play goals and one game-winning goal ... turned in an even plus-minus mark for the year ... was fourth on the squad with 111 shots on goal ... picked up 10 penalties for 20 minutes ... had five multiple-point games on the season ... saw action most of the year on a line with Yan Stastny at left wing and Rob Globke on the right side ... opened the season with a career-best three-game goal scoring streak and a four-game point run ... picked up goals in both games of the weekend series at Ohio State (Oct. 20-21) and then scored Notre Dame's lone goal (ppg) in 4-1 loss at Boston College ... closed out the four-game point streak with an assist in the 3-3 tie at Northeastern ... turned in his first two-point game with a pair of assists (including one on Kyle Dolder's game-winning goal) in 5-2 home win with Ferris State ... added a second-period power-play goal the following night in a 3-3 tie with the Bulldogs ... picked up assists versus Western Michigan and one in each game of a weekend home sweep of Lake Superior ... capped a three-goal first period at Bowling Green with his third power-play tally of the year in 6-3 Irish win ... made pass to spring John Wroblewski for insurance goal in 4-2 win at Princeton ... scored game-tying goal at 14:19 of third period in 3-3 tie with Michigan (also assisted on a goal for second two-point game of the year) ... held scoreless for five straight games before breaking out with a four-point weekend at Miami ... scored overtime game-winning goal with 50 seconds left in 4-3 win on Jan. 23 ... also assisted on Evan Nielsen's first-period goal ... followed that game with another two-point game (goal and assist) in 7-3 loss the following night versus RedHawks ... set-up Neil Komadoski's first-period goal in 3-2 upset win at Michigan State (Feb. 9) ... turned in two-assist game in Morgan Cey's 6-0 shutout win at Lake Superior ...picked up final point of the season in 4-1 win over Bowling Green at the Joyce Center in regular season finale ... was held scoreless in four postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 38 of Notre Dame's 39 games as a freshman ... tied for third on the team in scoring with fellow freshmen Rob Globke and Brett Lebda with 26 points ... scored 11 goals with 15 assists ... tied for second with three power-play goals and had one game winner on the year ... collected 13 penalties for 37 minutes ... with an even rating on the year, was one of five players on the roster to be even or plus for the season ... fifth on the squad with 82 shots on goal and third with a .134 shooting percentage ... played in all 28 CCHA games with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points ... was honorable mention CCHA all-rookie selection along with Rob Globke ... picked up first career point with an assist versus Boston College at the Maverick Stampede (Oct. 13) ... scored first collegiate goal versus Niagara in the third-place game of Maverick Stampede ... turned in six multiple-point games and one two-goal game on the season ... had a season-best three-game point streak from Jan. 28-Feb. 3 with two goals and four assists for six points ... scored power-play goals versus Boston College, Miami and at Ohio State ... first multiple-point game came at home versus Miami when he scored a third-period power-play goal after assisting on David Inman's second period ppg ... led Irish to a 4-1 win over fifth-ranked Western Michigan (Jan. 12) with two goals and one assist for career high three-point game ... set up Carlson's opening goal of the game ... notched game winner at 4:39 of third period and then scored unassisted empty-netter with four seconds left to seal 4-1 win ... after missing first game of the Yale series with a back injury, bounced back with a goal and an assist in big 4-3 road win at New Haven ... tied the game at 6:28 of the first period on a pretty centering pass from Carlson ... best weekend series came at Ohio State where he had a goal and three assists in two losses ... assisted on both Carlson goals in 5-2 loss and then had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss ... final multiple-point game was a two-assist night in 5-3 home win versus Bowling Green.
PREP & PERSONAL: Totaled 103 points in three seasons with Rochester Mustangs - including 1999-2000 team-best totals in goals (26) and assists (23) in 55 games, plus seven power-play goals ... played in USHL all-star game and received USHL's Curt Hammer Award, presented to "most gentlemanly player on and off the ice" (an award also won by former Irish hockey player Mark Eaton (`97) and current junior forward Cory McLean for the 2000-01 season) ... team captain and MVP ... scored or assisted on one-third of team's goals while tying for USHL lead with five shorthanded goals and tying for second with seven game winners ... joined current Irish teammate Tom Galvin on USHL all-star team that played in Four Nations Tournament, held in mid-November in three USHL cities ... totaled 23 points in '97-'98 (11g, 12a), 30 in '98-'99 (10g, 20a) ... named most improved player in '97-'98 and played in '99 Top Prospects Tournament (formerly King of the Hill) ... played hockey in '96-'97 at Shattuck St. Mary's Prep, where his teammates included current Irish senior Michael Chin ... lettered as a sophomore and junior at John Marshall High School ... helped four straight teams reach state tournament ... began playing hockey with the Rochester Youth Hockey program when he was five years old ... eight of his Mustangs teammates signed on to play college hockey in 2000-01 ... father Kirk Gill played football, hockey and baseball at Macalaster College ... son of Kirk Gill and Jennie Gill ... full name is Aaron Joseph Gill ... younger brother Tony is a sophomore with the Irish hockey team ... born March 5, 1980, in Rochester, Minn. ... political science major at Notre Dame.
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