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04/22/2018

Morris Named MVP At Annual Awards Banquet

Morris was also voted the team's most improved player

04/10/2018

Evans Signs Two-Year Deal With Canadiens

The senior captain inked a two-year entry level contract with Montreal to begin in 2018-19

04/08/2018

Replay: Irish Fall Short Against Duluth

04/06/2018

Irish Come Up Clutch Again

Senior captain Jake Evans scored twice for Notre Dame, including the game-winning goal with 5.2 seconds remaining.

04/06/2018

Irish Hockey Has Patented Drama

04/04/2018

@NDHockey Frozen Four Press Conference (04.04.18)

Notre Dame Hockey Head Coach Jeff Jackson, Senior Defenseman Jordan Gross and Senior Forward Jake Evans spoke to the media after practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.

04/03/2018

Instant Reaction | @NDHockey Frozen Four Send-Off: Jake Evans (2018)

The @NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, spoke to Forward Jake Evans, during the Notre Dame Hockey Frozen Four Sendoff.

03/26/2018

Irish Access Extra | @NDHockey vs. Providence, NCAA Regionals (2018)

Get a look inside the locker room from Notre Dame's 2-1 win over Providence as they clinch the road to the NCAA Frozen Four.

03/25/2018

@NDhockey Post-Game Press Conference vs. Providence - NCAA Regionals (03.24.18)

Notre Dame Head Coach Jeff Jackson and players spoke to the media after the 2-1 win over Providence in the NCAA Regionals Final.

03/22/2018

@NDHockey Press Conference - NCAA Regionals (03.22.18)

Head Coach Jeff Jackson and players spoke to the media before the game on Friday.

04/05/2018

No. 1 Notre Dame Hockey vs. Michigan, National Semifinal

Notre Dame defeats Michigan in the national semifinal to advance to Saturday's national title game.

04/05/2018

Notre Dame vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Photos from Notre Dame men's hockey vs. Michigan - Frozen Four - Thursday April 5, 2018

01/05/2018

Notre Dame at Michigan

Notre Dame at Michigan on January 5th, 2018.

11/25/2017

Notre Dame vs. Minnesota (Nov. 25, 2017)

Notre Dame vs. Minnesota (Nov. 25, 2017)

11/24/2017

Notre Dame vs. Minnesota (Nov. 24, 2017)

Notre Dame vs. Minnesota (Nov. 24, 2017)

IN THE PROS
• Signed a two-year, entry-level cotract with the Montreal Canadiens (April 10).

2017-18 AWARDS AND HONORS
• Senior Class Award Finalist (Feb. 16)
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Finalist (March 7)
• First Team All-Big Ten (March 13)
• Hobey Baker Fan Vote Nominee (Jan. 15)
• Spengler Cup Champion/Team Canada (Dec. 31)
• Senior Class Award Candidate (Nov. 1)
• Big Ten Second Star of the Week (Oct. 10)
• Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Oct. 31)
• Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Feb. 26)
• 2017-18 Big Ten Preseason Watch List (Sept. 18)
• Compton Family Leadership in Service Award 

AS A SENIOR
• After serving as an alternate captain ad a junior, he is the team’s lone captain as a senior.
• Evans is the 13th Canadian-born captain of the Irish and the first since two-year captain Steve Noble (1996-98).
• Had two goals, including the game winner and the empty net shorthanded tally, and an assist in Notre Dame’s 5-3 win against Alabama Huntsville to open the season (Oct. 6).
• Added a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 4-0 win in game two against the Chargers (Oct. 7) for a five-point weekend.
• Had a three-point weekend against No. 1 Denver with a goal and two assists (Oct. 13-14) to reach the 100-career points milestone.
• Evans became the 52nd player in program history to notch at least 100-career points.
• Posted a career-best four assists in Notre Dame’s 6-4 loss to Omaha (Oct. 26), becoming the first Irish player with a four-assist game since Stephen Johns did so on Dec. 29, 2010, versus Canisius.
• Posted three assists in Notre Dame’s game two win over Omaha (Oct. 27) for a seven point series (0-7-7).
• Scored the game-winning goal and added two assists for a three-point game in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win at Ohio State (Nov. 4).
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win at RPI, including the game’s first goal.
• Scored the game-winning goal and added two assists for a three-point night in Notre Dame’s 5-2 win over sixth-ranked Minnesota (Nov. 25). 
• Had a goal and an assist to lead Notre Dame to a 3-1 win at Michigan State (Dec. 1).
• Had a breakaway goal in Notre Dame’s 4-2 victory versus Wisconsin (Jan. 19).
• Had the game-winning goal and added an assist in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win at Minnesota (Jan. 27).  
• Had the primary assist on Jordan Gross’ game winner against Ohio State in which Notre Dame defeated the Buckeyes 2-1 to clinch the Big Ten Regular Season Championship (Feb. 9).
• Had a shorthanded goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 6-3 win over Michigan State (Feb. 23).
• Notched a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 4-3 loss to Michigan State (Feb. 24) for a five point weekend.
• Assisted on two of Notre Dame’s three goals in the B1G title game against Ohio State (March 17), including Cam Morrison’s overtime game-winner. 
• Had primary assist on Jordan Gross’ OT game-winning goal against Michigan Tech in NCAA regional semifinal (March 23).
• Assisted on Andrew Oglevie’s game-tying goal in the NCAA East Regional Final against Providence (March 24).
• Broke the 3-3 tie against Michigan in the Frozen Four with six seconds left to send the Irish to the National Championship game.
• Posted a total of three points against Michigan with two goals and an assist (April 5).
• Held the secondary assiston Andrew Oglevie's goal in the National Championship game against Minnesota-Duluth (April 7).


AS A JUNIOR
• Had a two-assist game at No. 4 Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 14).
• Scored his first career shorthanded goal in Notre Dame’s 3-3 overtime tie with Penn State (Oct. 21).
• Had a goal and two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-2 win at Northeastern (Nov. 12).
• Scored the second and third (empty net) goals in Notre Dame’s 3-0 win at UMass (Dec. 3).
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-0 win over New Hampshire (Jan. 21).
• Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 6-4 loss at Boston College (Jan. 28).
• Had a goal and an assist over the final 3:10 of the third period in Notre Dame’s comeback tie over No. 12 Vermont (Feb. 3).
• Scored a game-tying goal and added an assist in the 3-3 tie versus 10th-ranked Providence (Feb. 18).
• Scored two goals to lead Notre Dame to a 3-1 win at No. 5/6 Boston University (February 24).
• Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 5-0 win over Providence in game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals (March 10).
• Had a pair of assists, including on the game winner, in Notre Dame’s 3-2 comeback win over Minnesota in round one of the NCAA Championship (March 25).
• Had an assist on Cam Morrison’s game-tying goal against UMass Lowell in the 3-2 overtime win to help send the Irish to the Frozen Four (March 26). 
• Tallied another assist to Cam Morrison on the lone Irish goal in the NCAA Frozen Four matchup against Denver (Apr. 6.)
• Finished the season with 13 goals and 29 assists for a total of 42 points.


AS A SOPHOMORE 
• Played in all 37 games and had a breakout season offensively, scoring eight goals and adding 25 assists for 33 points - all of which were career high totals. 
• Played center for the Irish after playing his freshman season on the wing.
• His 33 points were second on the team, while his 25 assists led the team and ranked tied for seventh among Hockey East players. 
• Seven of his eight goals and 15 of his 25 assists came during Hockey East play.
• Finished the season with four power-play goals and a game winner.
Had nine multi-point games on the season, including six games with at least two assists. 
• Was +15 on the season, which tied for the second best mark on the team.
• Posted three assists in Notre Dame’s 4-3 win against Minnesota (Nov. 6) and also had three assists in the 5-1 win over Merrimack (Jan. 16).
Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 8-2 win over UConn at the Barclays Center (Nov. 1).
Also scored in Notre Dame’s 2-2 tie versus Northeastern (Nov. 13).
Had a pair of assists in Notre Dame’s 7-1 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 8).
Scored a goal in Notre Dame’s 3-3 tie at Western Michigan (Jan. 9).
Had a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 7-2 win over Merrimack (Jan. 15).
Scored a power-play goal in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win at New Hampshire (Jan. 23).
• Had the third period, game-winning goal and added an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-1 win at Vermont (Feb. 6).
Scored the opening goal and added two assists in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over Maine (Feb. 13).

AS A FRESHMAN
Played in 41 of the team’s 42 games, scoring seven goals and adding 10 assists for 17 points.
• Had one power-play goal and one short-handed tally.
• Blocked 10 shots and had 22 penalty minutes.
• Scored his first career goal in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over Lake Superior State (Oct. 18).
• Followed that game with a three assist effort in a 6-3 Irish win over Niagara (Oct. 24).
• Also had a goal against Niagara in Notre Dame’s 7-0 win (Oct. 25) for a four-point weekend.
• Had his first career two-goal game in the 3-2 win against sixth-ranked Miami (Dec. 28) in the opening game of the Florida Hockey Classic, including the game-tying, extra attacker goal scored at 19:37 of the third period and the overtime game winner.
• Also added an assist in that win over the RedHawks for a three-point game.
• Scored a goal at Maine (Feb. 7) and at second-ranked Boston University (Feb. 20).
• Skated in all six playoff games and recorded an assist.

NHL DRAFT
Selected in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

IN THE OJHL

Joined the Irish after spending the previous three seasons (2011-14) with the St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
• Played in 49 games in 2013-14, notching 16 goals and a team-leading 47 assists for 63 points.
• Selected as the OJHL Player of the Month for February 2014.
• Helped the Buzzers to a 27-19-6-1 record and to third place in the South Division of the Southwest Conference.
• In 104 career games, scored 30 goals and added 81 assists for 111 points.
• Finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year award in 2012-13.
• Played two years for Team Canada East at the World Jr. A Challenge and was a first team OJHL all-prospect selection.

PREP & PERSONAL:
Attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario.
• Is the seventh Irish hockey player to attend St. Michael's. 
• Prior to attending St. Michael's, played hockey for the Mississauga Rebels Midget Minor AAA program (2011-12).
• In 56 games scored 28 goals with 57 assists for 85 points.
• Full name is Jacob Wayne Evans and is the son of Wayne Evans and Marilyn Kieffer.
• Has one older brother, Matt.
• Born in Toronto, Ontario.
• Enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business pursuing a major in management consulting.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 2 (3x - at Boston University 2/24/17)
Assists: 3 (2x - vs. Minnesota 11/6/15)
Points: 3 (5x - at Northeastern 11/12/16)
Multi-Point Games: 22
Point Streak: 7 games (Dec. 2 - Jan. 7; 4-4-8)

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Jake Evans
Jake  Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Forward

Last Team:
St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)

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