Men's Ice Hockey defeated Michigan State 4 to 2 on Saturday, November 20th, 2010.
Four-time monogram winner during his Notre Dame career .... served as an alternate team captain as a senior in 2010-11 ... one of three Notre Dame players to play on two NCAA Frozen Four teams (2008, 2011) ... winner of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley's Rockne Scholar-Athlete award ... received Notre Dame hockey's Trail Blazer Award as the first European to play hockey for the Irish following `10-'11 season ... one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... selected to the CCHA's all-academic team in 2011 ... played in 156 career games with 57 goals and 34 assists for 91 career points ... ranks fifth on all-time power-play goal list with 27 at Notre Dame ... tied for ninth on all-time list for games played with 156 ... as a junior in `09-'10 was the winner of Notre Dame's Monogram Club most valuable player award and was the team's offensive player of the year ... as a sophomore was the winner of Notre Dame's most improved player award ... hero of Notre Dame's dramatic overtime win in the 2008 Frozen Four when he scored twice, including the game winner at 6:06 of overtime to beat Michigan, 5-4 in the semifinals ... first Notre Dame player from Sweden.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 39 games in 2010-11, finishing fifth in scoring and third in goals with 16 goals and nine assists for 25 points ... had five power-play goals, one short-handed marker and one game winner ... second on the team with 122 shots on goal ... had 12 penalties for 27 minutes and was +9 for the year ... had five multi-point games and one game with two or more goals ... opened the season with a three-game goal streak with single goals in a pair of games with Lake Superior and a pair of goals in 2-1 win over top-ranked Boston College ... had second, three-game goal streak between Dec. 12 and Jan. 1 ... equaled a career high with four points (1g, 3a) in 10-2 win over Canisius (Dec. 29) ... had a goal and an assist in second round CCHA playoff series win against Lake Superior ... scored once in CCHA Tournament in 6-2 loss to Miami (March 18) .... had a pair of goals in NCAA Tournament ... scored a power-play goal in 4-3 overtime win against Merrimack ... had a short-handed goal in 4-3 loss to Minnesota-Duluth in Frozen Four.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 38 games for the Irish ... led the team with 19 goals while adding eight assists for a team-hgh 27 points ... scored 11 power-play goals for the second season in a row ... whistled for 16 penalties, resulting in 51 penalty minutes ... had five multiple-point games and three games with two or more goals ... picked up two hat tricks on the season to become first Notre Dame player to do that since Tim Kuehl `90 had a pair during the 1987-88 campaign ... picked up his first hat trick of the season in a 4-4 tie versus Bowling Green ... had second hat trick of the season in a 6-1 win at Lake Superior State (Jan. 22) ... final goal of the year came in 8-2 loss in game two of CCHA playoffs to Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Developed into one of the top goal scorers in the CCHA ... played in all 40 games in 2008-09, leading the Irish in goals with 17 while adding 15 assists for 32 points .... 11 power-play goals were tops on the team and he tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals ... had 10 penalties for 20 points and was +2 on the season ... had eight games with two or more points and three games with two or more goals ... had a career-best four-point game (2g, 2a) in 9-1 victory at Bowling Green with both goals on the power play ... had second consecutive four-point night (2g, 2a), having a hand in all four Notre Dame goals in a 4-1 win over Western Michigan (Nov. 28) ... named CCHA offensive player of the week for Nov. 30 ... scored game winner in first game of the CCHA playoffs, a 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha ... scored a pair of goals in the CCHA championship game against Michigan, helping Irish to second CCHA title in three years ... was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 39 games during the 2007-08 campaign, scoring five goals with two assists for seven points ... scored one game-winning goal ... had six penalties for 20 minutes ... was +1 on the season ... first collegiate goal came in 10th game of the year in a 5-1 win at Western Michigan (Nov. 17) ... second goal of the season gave Notre Dame a 5-0 lead in 6-1 win over Bowling Green (Jan. 25) ... did not score again until the postseason ... opened the scoring in game two of the CCHA second round against Ferris State as he staked the Irish to a 1-0 lead on the way to a 6-3 win that tied the series at 1-1 ... had his first multiple-goal and point game in the Frozen Four semifinal game with Michigan, scoring a pair of goals to send Irish to the national championship game against Boston College
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Ill., while playing for the Chicago Chill ... a product of the Hammarby IF program in Stockholm ... came to the United States in 2005-06 and played for the Chicago Chill (Midget AAA) where he had 52 goals and 66 assists for 118 points while finishing second at USA Midget AAA championships ... spent one season in the USHL with the Tri-City Storm ... led the Storm in scoring in 2006-07 with 27 goals and 35 assists for 62 points to tie for 14th in the league in scoring ... played in the USHL Prospects/All-Star game in January of 2007 and was named to the `06-'07 USHL all-rookie team ... full name is Carl Erik Ridderwall ... son of Jan and Marie Ridderwall ... has one sister ... born on May 28, 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden ... graduated with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.