Notre Dame Men's Ice Hockey v Miami at Hockey City Classic on 02-17-2013.
Won his second monogram as a sophomore in 2011-12 as one of Notre Dame's top six defensemen ... continues to develop all aspects of his game ... had a strong second half of the season in `11-'12, playing with poise and confidence ... plays a strong, defensive style ... has good skills and instincts in his own zone ... strong on his skates ... uses his size and skating ability to make it tough for opposing forwards to get space around the goal ... will look to play a more physical style this season ... has all the tools to be a top four defenseman ... will look to take another step in his development this year ... played in 39 games as a sophomore with a goal and two assists for three points ... his goal was a game winner ... has played in 71 career games with two goals and 12 assists for 14 points and is +4 in those games ... joined the Irish roster late in the summer of 2010 as he expected to spend that season with the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... became a member of the Notre Dame roster after Jarred Tinordi opted to play in the OHL ... spent the 2009-10 season with the USHL's Chicago Steel before his rights were traded to the Storm ... selected in the sixth round, 177th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks ... was ranked 139th by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings before the draft ... one of 17 Notre Dame players to play in the USHL ... one of four junior defensemen, along with Jared Beers, Stephen Johns and Shayne Taker, on the Irish roster ... one of six Notre Dame players from Illinois, joining senior Sam Calabrese (Park Ridge), junior T.J. Tynan (Orland Park), sophomore Robbie Russo (Westmont) and freshmen Thomas DiPauli (Woodridge) and Sam Herr (Hinsdale) ... joined the Irish along with Tynan on Aug. 18, 2010.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of teams' 40 games ... scored one goal and added two assists for three points ... goal was a game winner ... whistled for 11 penalties resulting in 22 penalty minutes ... was -3 for the season ... scored his only goal of the season in 5-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 8) ... game winner came at 2:56 of the third period when his shot from the point found its way through a maze of skates and sticks to beat Bulldog goaltender Aaron Crandall to give the Irish a 4-2 lead ... added assists versus Northeastern (Dec. 2) and Ohio State (March 3) ... played in four postseason games, assisting on one goal.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 32 games during his rookie season ... had one goal and 10 assists for 11 points ... picked up 12 penalties for 24 minutes ... was +7 on the year ... saw his first collegiate action in the season opener versus Holy Cross in the Warrior Ice Breaker Classic ... picked up his first career point on Notre Dame's first goal of the season by Anders Lee, just 1:58 into the game ... chipped in first two-point game (2a) of his career in his fourth game of the season, getting a pair of helpers in 4-2 win over Lake Superior (Oct. 15) ... had assists in each game of Western Michigan series (Oct. 29-30) ... scored first collegiate goal, the game winner, in 3-1 win at Michigan (Nov. 12) ... went 11 games without a point before having assists versus Miami (Jan. 29) and Bowling Green (Feb. 11) ... turned in second two-point night (2a) in 5-2 win at Ferris State (Feb. 19) ... recorded final assist of season in 4-2 playoff win in game three of CCHA series against Lake Superior (March 13) ... played in four postseason games with one assist.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Ill., while playing for the USHL's Chicago Steel ... played two seasons with the Steel ... in `09-'10 with Chicago, he played in 55 games, scoring six goals with 10 assists for 16 points with two power-play goals and a pair of game winners while picking up 76 penalty minutes ... saw his rights traded following that season to Tri-City for the first pick in the 2010-11 USHL Entry Draft ... began his career in Chicago in `08-'09, scoring two goals with three assists for five points ... has twice played for Team USA ... in Nov. of 2009 joined current juniors Jeff Costello and David Gerths on gold-medal winning U.S. Junior Select Team that won World Jr. A Challenge in Summerside, P.E.I. ... in 2008, he teamed with fellow junior T.J. Tynan with the USA Under-18 Select team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament at Piestany, Slovakia where the team finished fourth ...full name is Kevin Thomas Lind ... son of Thomas and Leslie Lind .. has two older brothers, Matthew and Daniel ... brother, Matt, is a 2009 Notre Dame graduate ... born in Palos, Ill. ... sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.