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    Justin

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Aurora, IL

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 216

    Position:
    Defenseman

    Last Team:
    Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)


    10/17/2014

    Irish Notch First Win Of The Season With 5-3 Victory Over Lake Superior State

    Steven Fogarty and Thomas DiPauli record career best four-point games.

    Hard-nosed, rugged, shutdown defenseman who will look to step up for the Irish this season ... one of four returning defensemen on the Irish roster ... continues to adjust to the speed of the Division I game ... has good instincts on the ice ... has solid skills and will look to be a physical, aggressive player ... must become more confident in his decisions with the puck ... plays a physical game in the corners and in front of the goal ... will look to break into the regular rotation on the Notre Dame blue line ... saw action in six games for the Irish as a freshman and had no points ... joined the Irish after playing three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL), spending two and a half seasons with the Fargo Force and half a season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... one of 18 Notre Dame players to have played in the USHL ... one of six Illinois natives on the Notre Dame roster, joining Garrett Peterson (Manhattan), Robbie Russo (Westmont), Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge), Sam Herr (Hinsdale) and Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett) ...signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2011 along with Thomas DiPauli, Sam Herr, Vince Hinostroza and Mario Lucia.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in six games during the 2013-14 campaign ... recorded no points ... was -1 in limited playing time ... did not see any postseason action.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Fargo South High School in Fargo, North Dakota, while playing for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League ... played one year of midget hockey with the Chicago Mission Under-16 team ... helped Mission teams win state and regional championships before moving up to the USHL ... in his rookie year in Fargo in 2010-11, played in 35 games with one assist and 49 penalty minutes ... a year later (2011-12), scored a pair of goals with five assists for seven points in 57 games ... played for the United States Under-18 team in the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic where he was a teammate of Vince Hinostroza ... had one assist in four games ... played for the gold-medal winning USA Under-19 Team at the World Junior A Challenge in November 2012 where he was a teammate of Hinostroza's ... also played in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Michigan ... played the first 17 games of the season with Fargo, scoring one goal with one assist for two points ... was traded to Cedar Rapids on Dec. 7, 2012, for defenseman Gavin Bayreuther ... closed out the season with the RoughRiders, playing in 43 games with two goals and five assists for seven points and 87 penalty minutes ... full name is Justin David Wade ... son of David and Courtney Wade ... oldest of five children ... has four sisters, Peyton, Sydney, Darby and Bailey ... born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

    Wade's Career Statistics

    Year GP G A Pts Shots Sh Pct. P/Min PPG SHG GWG +/-
    2013-14 6 0 0 0 0 .000 0/0 0 0 0 -1

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