Earned first monogram with the Irish in 2004-05 as a regular on the Notre Dame attack ... prototypical power forward who can score goals as well as set them up ... unselfish player who blends size (6-3, 200), speed, great hands and outstanding hockey skills ... enthusiastic skater with a tremendous work ethic ... strong in traffic with a nose for the net ... does not stray from physical contact ... has the potential to be a big-time pro player ... played in 37 of 38 games as a freshman, picking up a goal and two assists for three points ... joined the Irish after spending the 2003-04 season with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers ... made his verbal committment to Notre Dame as a 15-year old in fall of 2001 ... selected in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche ... went into the draft ranked 72nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting ... one of four former Green Bay Gamblers on the roster along with juniors Wes O'Neill and Noah Babin and sophomore Dan VeNard ... one of 17 Irish players to have played in the USHL ... joins five other Canadians on the Notre Dame roster - senior Matt Amado (Surrey, B.C.), juniors David Brown (Stoney Creek), Wes O'Neill (Essex, Ont.) and Matt Williams-Kovacs (Calgary, Alb.), sophomore Brock Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alb.) and freshman Jamie Silverson (Thunder Bay, Ont.) ... one of four Irish players selected in the NHL Entry Draft, joining Mike Walsh (New York Rangers), David Brown (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Wes O'Neill (New York Islanders).
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 37 of 38 games for the Irish ... had one goal and two assists for three points ... led Notre Dame in shots on goal (83) and penalty minutes (69 on 25 penalties) ... held off the scoresheet for the first 15 games before getting first collegiate point on Dec. 10 versus Michigan State ... set up first-period goal by Mike Walsh in 3-2 overtime win ... did not score again until Feb. 19 when he got his first collegiate goal at Michigan ... picked up a loose puck at the Wolverine blue line, cut across the middle and whipped a shot over the glove of goaltender Al Montoya ... closed out the season scoring with an assist the following week versus Michigan State in regular-season home finale.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, Wis., while playing for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2003-04 ... collected 11 goals and 26 assists for 37 points in 58 games ... selected to the USHL all-star team ... in 2002-03, played for the Milton Icehawks of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) ... scored 28 goals with 47 assists for 75 points in just 49 games ... received the B.J. Munro Award as the top NHL prospect following the 2002-03 season .... played on the Ontario Under 17 team with current Irish junior Wes O'Neill and freshman Jamie Silverson in February of 2003 ... named Ontario Hockey Association junior B player of the year and rookie of the year for the 2001-02 season as a member of the St. Catherine's Falcons ...spent first three years of high school at the Notre Dame College School in Welland, Ont., where he played baseball and football ... pitched for baseball team, leading squad to a conference and regional title ... was named all-City in his freshman year ... played for Ontario all-star baseball team in 2001-02 ... full name is Victor J. Oreskovich ... son of Victor and Diane Oreskovich ... has two sisters ... born August 18, 1986, in Oshawa, Ontario ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... plans on majoring in finance.
Oreskovich's Career Statistics
Oreskovich's Career Bests
vs. Michigan State (0g-1a; 3/4/05)
vs. Michigan (1g-0a; 2/19/05)
vs. Michigan State (0g-1a; 12/10/04)
vs. Michigan (2/19/05)
vs. Michigan State (3/4/05)
vs. Michigan State (12/10/04)
6 Shots on Goal
vs. Michigan State (12/10/04)
2-Game Point Streak
(1g-1a); Feb. 19-Mar. 4, 2005
(vs. Michigan and Michigan State)