Four-time monogram winner for the Irish ... valuable member of the team in his role as a back up goaltender during his Notre Dame career ... winner of the Charles "Lefty" Smith Coaches' Award as a senior ... the award is selected by the coaches and goes to the "unsung hero" of the Notre Dame Hockey program, a player who is unheralded, has overcome adversity and shows loyalty and commitment to his teammates, Notre Dame hockey and the University of Notre Dame ... saw action in seven games in his career, going 1-1-0 with a 3.45 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage ... in 2003-04, teamed with Morgan Cey and David Brown to set Notre Dame records for lowest goals-against average (2.44), save percentage (.922) and shutouts (6) ... one of 17 all-time letterwinners from the state of Massachusetts ... son of former Notre Dame All-American Brian Walsh (`73-'77), who is still the top scorer in Irish hockey history with 89 goals and 145 assists for 234 career points ... was the first son of a former Notre Dame hockey player to play for the Irish.
AS A SENIOR: Made one appearance in relief versus Michigan (10/4), making two saves without giving up a goal ... winner of the Charles "Lefty" Smith Coaches Award as the team's unsung hero throughout his career.
AS A JUNIOR: Made three relief appearances with no decisions ... had a 3.53 goals-against average with a .850 save percentage in 53:46 minutes of action ... gave up just three goals on 20 shots faced ... first action of the season came on Jan. 29 versus Bowling Green in relief of Morgan Cey ... played final 30:33, giving up one goal on 12 shots ... took over for Morgan Cey on Feb. 18 versus Michigan in a game played at Ft. Wayne, Ind. ... played the final 9:02, giving up one goal on three shots ... final appearance came on March 11 at Michigan in game one of CCHA first round game ... was one of six goaltenders (three for each team) to play in 10-1 Michigan win ... played final 13:11, giving up one goal on five shots.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in three games during 2003-04, starting two of them ... was 1-1-0 on the year with a 3.53 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage ... played 118:32 minutes making 52 saves while surrendering seven goals on the season ... won the starting job in preseason and made first collegiate start in season-opening game at Ohio State (Oct. 10) ... made 31 saves in a 5-2 Notre Dame win ... second start came on Oct. 17 at home versus Bowling Green ... played the first 40 minutes, giving up three goals on 16 shots before being replaced by David Brown in goal ... did not get a decision as the Falcons won the game, 4-3 ... third appearance came on Dec. 5 in relief of David Brown at Western Michigan with the Irish trailing 6-3 ... gave up the eventual game winner among the two goals he surrendered in the final 18:53 ... made eight saves in the game ... suffered severed right achilles tendon on March 6 and had surgery following the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in any games during the 2002-03 season ... served as the team's third goaltender behind senior Tony Zasowski and sophomore Morgan Cey.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass., where he played both hockey and baseball ... was 18-13-3 in two seasons at Noble and Greenough with a 2.37 goals-against average ... all-conference selection as a junior and senior ... also attended Milton Academy in Milton, Mass., for three years ... was 18-8-1 over three seasons at Milton Academy ... selected to Hockey Night in Boston's sophomore all-star team ... named to the Flood-Marr Christmas Tournament all-tournament team ... won the Coaches Award in his junior year for hockey and his senior year for baseball ... selected to the Hockey Night in Boston all-scholastic game but did not play due to injury ... full name is Rory Patrick Walsh ... son of Brian and Claire Walsh ... has one sister ... grandfather William, played hockey at Boston College, father, Brian Walsh, played at Notre Dame and uncle Thomas Walsh played hockey at Yale ... born Nov. 2, 1982, in Cambridge, Mass. ... English major in the College of Arts and Letters.
Rory Walsh's Career Statistics
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Walsh's Career Bests
31 vs. Ohio State (10/10/03)