Earned his second monogram at Notre Dame ... played just two seasons for the Irish after transferring from Providence College ... served as Notre Dame's team captain for the 2010-11 season ... was the lone senior on the Irish back line ... came to the Irish in Dec. of 2009 after playing the first half of 2009-10 with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL ... joined the Lancers in Dec. of 2008 after leaving Providence College ... played 48 games at PC between 2007-09 with nine assists ... in 62 career games at Notre Dame, in a season-and-a-half, scored nine goals with 18 assists for 27 points ... had two power-play goals, two short-handed goals and one game winner ... in 110 Division I games between Notre Dame and Providence had nine goals and 27 assists for 36 points ... product of the U.S. National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. (`05-'07) where he was a teammate of former Irish players Ian Cole, Brad Phillips and Teddy Ruth ... selected in the fifth round, 126th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
AS A SENIOR: Was the leader of the Notre Dame defense, playing in 44 games with six goals and 11 assists for 17 points ... second on the team among defensemen in scoring ... had 11 penalties for 22 minutes and was -5 on the season ... scored a pair of power-play and short-handed goals and picked up a game-winning tally ... opened the season with a short-handed goal in 6-3 win over Holy Cross in the opening game of the Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament ... had an assist in the 5-4 loss to Boston University on Oct. 10 in championship game for a two-point weekend ... recorded goals in back-to-back games versus Michigan and Michigan State on Nov. 13 and Nov. 19 ... goal versus Spartans was second short-handed tally of the year ... selected CCHA defensive player of the week following Michigan State series as he had a goal and two assists while being +4 in a pair of Irish wins ... scored on the power play in 8-1 win at Northern Michigan (Jan. 7) for fourth goal of the year ... had two assists in 5-1 win versus Bowling Green on Feb. 12 ... sixth goal of the season was the game winner in 4-2 win over Lake Superior in game three of the CCHA second round playoff series.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 18 games for the Irish after joining the team on Dec. 28 ... scored three goals with seven assists for 10 points ... recorded two penalties for four minutes and was -2 on the year ... first game came at the Shillelagh Tournament versus Colgate (Jan. 2) ... picked up his first point at Notre Dame with an assist in 3-3 tie with North Dakota in title game (Irish won game in a shoot out) ... recorded first multiple-point game with two assists in 6-1 win at Lake Superior State (Jan. 22) ... two games later had another two-assist game with a pair of helpers in 5-3 loss to Nebraska-Omaha (Jan. 29) ... scored first goal for the Irish in a 7-2 loss at Western Michigan (Feb. 5) ... followed that with his second goal in a 4-3 loss at Bowling Green (Feb. 19) ... recorded his third, two-point night with a goal and an assist in the 5-3 Irish win over Michigan (Feb. 27) ... closed the season with an assist in 8-2 loss in game two of CCHA playoff series ... had one point in two postseason games ... started the regular season with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL after transferring from Providence College ... played in 24 games for the Lancers, scoring five goals with 12 assists for 17 points ... had four power-play goals and one game winner ... his +16 rating was third on the team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started the year at Providence College in Hockey East ... decided to transfer after the first semester ... had one assist for the Friars in 12 games ... moved on to the Omaha Lancers in the USHL where he played in 33 games in the second half, scoring seven goals with 16 assists for 23 points while picking up 28 minutes in penalties ... helped Lancers to a second-place finish in the USHL Western Division with a 32-21-7 record ... in three postseason games, recorded four assists.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 36 games during his rookie season at Providence College where he had eight assists for eight points ... picked up 13 penalties for 26 minutes ... had 67 shots on goal during the year and was even for the season.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (2005-07) ... during the 2006-07 season, he saw action in 41 games, scoring five goals with 13 assists for 18 points ... four of the goals came on the power play ... the previous year with the Under-17 team, Lavin played in 67 games, scoring 13 goals with 14 assists for 27 points, including a team-high seven power-play goals ... became the first defenseman on the Under-17 team to record a hat trick on Nov. 19, 2005.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the national program ... also attended Shrewsbury High School in Shrewsbury, Mass. and played two seasons for the Boston Junior Bruins (2003-05) ... was named the team MVP in `04-'05 after scoring 11 goals with 44 assists for 55 points in 63 games ... played two years of baseball at Shrewsbury ... full name is Joseph Lavin ... is the son of Bill and Carolyn Lavin ... has one brother and one sister ... older brother, Alex graduated from Providence College ... sister, Lindsay attends University of New Hampshire ... born July, 17, 1989 in Worcester, Mass. ... graduated with a degree in political science from Notre Dame.
Lavin's Career Statistics (Providence and Notre Dame)