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    Neil Komadoski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chesterfield, MO

    High School:
    Chaminade Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 211

    Position:
    Defenseman

    Birthdate:
    02/10/1982

    Last Team:
    USA Under-18 National Team


  • Komadoski's Career Statistics
  • Komadoski's Career Bests
  • Third Round Draft Choice - Ottawa Senators 2001

    Veteran defenseman who begins his fourth season as a key member of the Notre Dame blue line ... classic stay-at-home defenseman who became a solid offensive threat for the Irish in 2002-03 ... was tops among Notre Dame defensemen with one goal and 23 assists for 24 points ... in three seasons at Notre Dame has scored five goals with 37 assists for 42 points in 107 career games ... rugged, physical blueliner who likes to throw his 6-2, 211-pound frame around with reckless abandon ... tough in the corners and in front of the net ... solid skater who makes sharp, crisp passes from the defensive zone ... has a strong, accurate shot that gives forwards scoring chances via deflections and rebounds in front ... usually on the ice in all crucial situations ... vocal team leader ... has racked up 252 career penalty minutes that ties him for sixth on Notre Dame's all-time penalty list ... selected in the third round, 81st overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft ... one of eight current Irish hockey players and 13 all-time to come through the USA Hockey National Development Program ... his father, Neil Komadoski, Sr., played eight seasons in the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues ... was selected to participate at the 2001 USA Hockey Junior National Evaluation Camp along with Rob Globke and Brett Lebda ... benefited from his two seasons as a member of the U.S Developmental program ... signed national letter-of-intent in November of 1999 along with U.S. Under-18 teammate Lebda ... fifth Missouri native to letter with Notre Dame hockey, joining Kevin Markovitz (St. Louis, `86-'90), Greg Rosenthal (St. Louis, '76-'79), Connor Dunlop (St. Louis, `99-'03) and Yan Stastny (St. Louis, `01-'03) ... represented Notre Dame among a group of 302 student-athletes at the 2003 NCAA Leadership Conference in May ... solid student who has been selected to the Dean's List twice in his academic career.

    AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 40 games for the Irish in 2002-03 ... led all Irish defensemen in scoring with a goal and 23 assists for 24 points ... tied for eighth on the team with 72 shots on goal (second among defensemen to Brett Lebda's team-high 139) ... lone goal was a power-play goal ... recorded 23 penalties for 46 minutes on the year ...was +5 on the season to tie Derek Smith for top +/- among defensemen ... recorded five multiple-point games on the year ... first two-point game came with two-assist night in 5-3 win at Minnesota-Duluth in second game of year ...scored lone goal of the season via the power play and added an assist in 8-5 win at Western Michigan (Oct. 19)... nine (2g, 7a) of Komadoski's 37 career points have come versus Western Michigan ... followed with a three-assist weekend in two losses to Ferris State ... held off the scoresheet versus Boston College and first game of Miami series before going on a season-best four-game point streak ... recorded one assist in one game versus Miami, two games versus Michigan and one against Alaska Fairbanks ... picked up solo assists in wins versus Bowling Green and Wayne State ... recorded just two assists (vs. Vermont and at Ferris State) over next eight games from Dec. 28-Jan. 18 ... recorded assists in loss to Michigan State and tie versus Ohio State ... added one assist in both wins versus Bowling Green and then helped keep four-game winning streak going with an assist in second Lake Superior win (Feb. 22) ... continued his magic versus Western Michigan with two-assist game in home finale versus Broncos (Mar. 1) ... had two assists in four postseason games (both came in 5-0 shutout in game three of first-round win versus Miami).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 38 games during his second season with the Irish ... finished fourth among Notre Dame defensemen with two goals and nine assists for 11 points ... led the Irish in penalties with 36 for 100 minutes ... was +7 for the season ... had 34 shots on goal for a .059 shooting percentage ... picked up two assists (vs. Ohio State and Northern Michigan) through team's first 10 games ... had lone multiple-point game in 4-4 tie at Western Michigan setting up a power-play goal by Alex Lalonde and Michael Chin's third-period game-tying goal at 4:52 ... picked up four points (1g-3a) over a five-game span between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 ... had assists in back-to-back games versus Nebraska-Omaha and at Miami during run ... assisted on Rob Globke goal in 7-5 loss to Alaska Fairbanks and then scored his first goal of the year late in the second period of a 6-5 loss to the Nanooks ... opened the scoring at 14:02 of the first period in Notre Dame's 3-2 upset win at Michigan State ... was held scoreless in four postseason games.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Third among Irish defensemen with two goals and five assists for seven points in 30 games as a freshman ... second on the team with 106 minutes in penalties but had a team-high 45 infractions ... had 32 shots on goal for the season ...rookie season got off to a slow start as he was sidelined with a shoulder separation versus Boston College in the second game of the season at the Maverick Stampede (Oct. 13) ... missed nine games before returning to the lineup on Nov. 24 versus Northern Michigan ... picked up his first career point with an assist at home versus Miami (Dec. 8) ... turned in the first multiple-point game of the season with two assists in Notre Dame's 4-1 upset of fifth-ranked Western Michigan on Jan. 12 ... added assists at Ohio State (Jan. 19) and Yale (Jan. 27) ... picked up his first career goal in crucial 5-3 late season win over Bowling Green when he scored into an open net with one second left ... put the Irish ahead 4-2 with his second goal of the season in 5-4 win at Western Michigan on March 2.

    WITH USA HOCKEY: His two-year totals with the NTDP included 12 goals, 29 assists and 487 penalty minutes in 97 games ... his totals with the Under-18 Team in 1999-2000 included eight goals (one power-play, two shorthanded), 15 assists and a USHL-leading 250 penalty minutes in 50 games, with his 23 points ranking among the tops by USA defensemen ... captained Under-17 team in '98-'99 while totaling four goals and 14 assists and 237 PIMs in the North American Hockey League and international play ... helped USA post 39-16-3 regular-season record in 1999-2000 ... alternate captain for Under-18 team that competed in Three Nations Tournament in Sweden ... also competed with USA team at Five Nations Tournament before completing season at Under-18 World Championship, in Zurich, Switzerland ... has participated in two USA Hockey Summer Evaluation Camps (2000 and 2001) ... joined three future Irish teammates - Dunlop, John Wroblewski and Rob Globke - among 53 invitees to the 2000 Camp ... attended 2001 Camp along with Globke and Lebda.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Chaminade Prep (in St. Louis) for two years before graduating from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor ... played with Creve Coeur Comets and St. Louis Junior Blues, shifting to defense full-time as an 11-year-old ... spent 10th-grade year playing for Toronto Young Nationals in Metro Toronto Hockey League ... father Neil Komadoski played eight NHL seasons as a defenseman with L.A. Kings ('72-'78) and St. Louis Blues ('77-'80), totaling 501 career games, 16 goals, 76 assists and 632 penalty minutes ... son of Neil and Lauren Komadoski ... full name is Neil Grant Komadoski ... born Feb. 10, 1982, in St. Louis ... marketing major enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

    Komadoski's Career Statistics

    YearGPGAPtsShotsSh Pct.P/MinPPGSHGGWG+/-
    2000-013025732.06345/106000-8
    2001-0237291134.05936/100000+7
    2002-03401232472.01423/46100+5
    Totals10753742138.036104/252100+4

    Komadoski's Career Bests

    2 Points

  • Seven times

    1 Goal

  • vs. Western Michigan (10/19/02)
  • vs. Michigan State (2/9/02)
  • vs. Alaska Fairbanks (2/2/02)
  • vs. Western Michigan (3/2/01)
  • vs. Bowling Green (2/10/01)

    2 Assists

  • Six times

    5 Shots on Goal

  • vs. Northern Michigan (3/8/03)
  • vs. Michigan State (1/24/03)

    4-Game Point Streak

  • (0g-4a); Nov. 9-Nov. 29, 2002 (vs. Miami, Michigan (2), Alaska Fairbanks)

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