Wiegand's Career Statistics
Four-year monogram winner for the Irish ... tough, hard-nosed forward who turned in the best season of his career in 2002-03 – with career-highs in goals (6), assists (8), points (14) and shots on goal (66) ... saw duty at left wing and center during the season ... finished the year by playing in the East Coast Hockey League for the Dayton Bombers, where he played in four games with no points ... played in 136 games for the Irish during his career collecting nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points ... one of team’s top contributors in 8-4 run over the final 12 games of ’02-’03 ... strong skater with good size and speed ... known for his hard-hitting and aggressive style of play ... gritty player and outstanding forechecker, uses his speed and size to wreck havoc in the opposition’s end of the ice ... one of 19 players from the state of Michigan to letter in hockey at Notre Dame.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 35 of Notre Dame’s 40 games in senior season with career highs in goals (6), assists (8), points (14) and shots on goal (66) ... had four goals and five assists in 24 CCHA games ... missed one month of the season (five games) after suffering a sprained left knee in 8-5 win at Western Michigan (Oct. 19) ... returned to the lineup on Nov. 22, scoring a goal in 4-2 loss at Michigan ... had first multiple-goal game of his career at Dartmouth in the opening game of the Ledyard National Bank Tournament, scoring twice in 6-4 loss to Big Green ... added an assist in second game of tournament versus Vermont ... added fourth goal of the season at Nebraska-Omaha ... went nine games without a point and then had eight points (2g, 6a) over the final 11 games of the season ... had career-best three-game point streak (Feb. 15-Feb. 22), scoring a goal versus Bowling Green and then three assists in weekend series versus Lake Superior ... closed the regular season with a goal and an assist in 3-2 win at Northern Michigan ... assisted on Tim Wallace’s game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Miami in game two of the first-round series ... also had an assist in 5-0 win in game three.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 38 games during the 2001-02 season ... collected a goal and five assists for six points ... had 29 shots on goal ... was whistled for 12 penalties for 24 minutes ... was -1 for the season ... started the season at left wing before moving to center in February ... won 110 of 203 faceoffs for a 54.2% success rate, tops among the team’s regular center icemen ... assisted on Tom Galvin’s first career goal in 7-4 loss to Union College ... went 16 games without a point before assisting on goals in back-to-back games versus Michigan (Jan. 4-5) ... went 11 games without a point before again scoring in back-to-back games versus Lake Superior and Bowling Green ... assisted on Brett Lebda’s goal in 6-0 shutout versus Lakers on Feb. 23 ... capped three-goal first period with only goal of the season at 18:04 in 4-3 Irish win over Bowling Green ... biggest assist of the year came on his biggest faceoff win of the season, as he helped set up Evan Nielsen’s game-winning goal in game three of playoff series at Nebraska-Omaha ... won faceoff back to Brad Wanchulak at left point ... Wanchulak slid puck to Nielsen on left point and his low wrist shot beat Dan Ellis to far post at 18:03 of second period ... 2-1 lead held up, sending Irish to Super Six at Joe Louis Arena.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 37 of the team’s 39 games in the 2001-02 season ... scored one goal with three assists for four points ... was whistled for 15 penalties for 30 minutes ... took 28 shots on goal during the season ... set up Chad Chipchase’s insurance goal at 18:07 of third period in 6-4 win over Northeastern ... turned hard work of Irish checking line into his lone goal of the season, versus Boston College ... slammed the rebound of Matt Van Arkel’s shot at 9:39 of third period past Scott Clemmensen to cut BC lead to 4-3 in 5-3 loss to the Eagles ... helped set up Rob Globke’s go-ahead goal late in first period of 4-3 win at Yale ... teamed with Globke to set up Dan Carlson’s goal that gave Irish an early 1-0 lead in 5-3 win over Bowling Green on Feb. 10 ... also had a career-high five shots on goal in that game versus the Falcons.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 26 games as primarily a fourth-line winger ... totaled one goal, 17 shots and eight penalties (16 minutes) ... made his first appearance in sixth game of the season, a 4-2 loss to Ferris State at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids ... played in 25 of final 36 games, including 19 of final 21 ... skated in wins over Alaska Fairbanks (1-0, 2-1), UMass (5-3), Western Michigan (4-3, 4-1), Ohio State (2-1 OT), Nebraska- Omaha (7-4) and Bowling Green (5-3) ... also played in first two games of CCHA playoff series with Ferris State (4-3, 1-6) and in CCHA semifinal loss to Michigan State (4-0) ... his lone goal of the season was a big one, as it gave the Irish a second-period lead in 1-1 tie at Bowling Green.
PREP & PERSONAL: Finished as the Lincoln Stars third-leading scorer in ’98-’99, with 23 goals and 23 assists in 56 games, plus a team-best 12 power-play goals ... his four game-winning goals in ’98-’99 included two of the team’s three postseason gamewinners ... scored decisive overtime goal in game five of ’99 first-round USHL playoff series versus Sioux City ... totaled 20 goals and 12 assists with the Stars in ’97-’98 while leading the USHL in game-winning goals ... spent ’96-’97 as a member of the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors of the North American Hockey League ... played in the King of the Hill Tournament, held in Waterloo, Iowa .. attended Detroit Catholic Central High School for three years ... named second-team all-state on the midget level (’96) ... father John Wiegand was a varsity swimmer at the University of Oklahoma ... brother Josh Wiegand played hockey at Michigan State ... son of John and Jane Wiegand ... full name is Jacob Henry Wiegand ... born March 21, 1979, in Southfield, Mich. ... graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in marketing.
Wiegand's Career Statistics