The Irish hockey team was victorious over Bowling Green at the Compton Family Ice Arena on March 2nd on senior night.
Two-time monogram winner for the Irish ... will look to get back to the form of his freshman season when he stepped into the lineup and had a solid rookie year ... has the tools to be an outstanding power forward for Notre Dame ... brings size and skill to the Irish roster ... knows how to create space to set himself up for a good shot ... has improved his skating and his body over the summer and the preseason ... will look to play with more of a physical edge and get involved in the action around the goal .... tenacious player, who can drive opponents crazy with his grinding style of play ... played in 33 games as a sophomore, scoring five goals with four assists for nine points ... was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team after scoring the game-winning goal in 3-1 win over Michigan in CCHA championship game ... over two seasons has now played in 69 games, scoring 12 goals with 14 assists for 26 points ... was selected in the fourth round, 107th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ... was ranked 81st by Central Scouting in their final rankings ... joined the Irish after spending the 2010-11 campaign with the U.S. National Team Development Program where he was a teammate of Robbie Russo ... one of two Alaskans on the Irish roster along with junior goaltender Steven Summerhays (Anchorage) ... one of five Alaskan natives to earn monograms at Notre Dame joining Nathan Borega (Wasila) `96-'00, Tim Wallace (Anchorage) `02-'06, Jordan Pearce (Anchorage) `05-'09 and Summerhays ... one of six alums of the U.S. National Team Developmental Program on the Notre Dame roster ... one of 31 USNTDP alums to play for the Irish all-time ... signed a national letter-of-intent to play at Notre Dame in spring of 2011 along with current sophomore Steven Fogarty.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 33 games in 2012-13, scoring five goals with four assists for nine points ... two of his goals were game winners ... recorded nine penalties for 18 minutes and was -1 for the season ... scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in the 5-2 win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 26) ... went 14 games with just one assist before scoring his second goal of the season in a 5-4, last-second loss at home to Alaska (Jan. 18) ... third goal of the year was the game winner in the 6-4 win over Michigan (Feb. 9) ... had a key, game-tying goal in the 3-3 overtime tie at Western Michigan (Feb. 22) ... saved his best for last as he got the game-winning goal just 29 seconds into the third period in the 3-1 win over Michigan in the CCHA championship game at Joe Louis Arena (March 24) ... was selected to the CCHA all-tournament team for his play in Detroit ... played in five postseason games and had one goal for one point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 36 games for Notre Dame in the 2011-12 campaign ... was the top rookie scorer with seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points ... whistled for 13 penalties, resulting in 34 penalty minutes ... was +4 on the season ... had two games with two or more points ... had a career-best four-game point streak (2g, 2a) between Jan. 21 and Feb. 3 ... wasted little time in getting his college career off to a fast start as he scored in his second game of the season, scoring in the 5-2 win over Ohio State (Oct. 14) ... added his second goal of the year the following night in a 4-3 loss to the Buckeyes in the final game at the Joyce Center ... had first two-point game of his career on Oct. 21, setting up two goals in the 5-2 win over Rensselaer in opening game at the Compton Family Ice Arena ... turned in second multi-point game with two more assists in 3-2 overtime win against Boston College (Nov. 18) ... followed with a goal (fourth) in 2-2 tie at Western Michigan (Nov. 22) ... fifth goal of the season came against the Broncos on Jan. 13 in 3-2 loss at home ... started four-game point streak with the lone goal in 2-1 loss to Michigan (Jan. 21) ... had seventh goal of the season in his return to Alaska in a 6-3 loss to the Nanooks (Jan. 27) ... assisted on a goal versus Alaska the following night in a 4-2 Irish win ... closed out the streak with a first-period assist on a T.J. Tynan goal in 2-1 win over Bowling Green (Feb. 3) ... had just one more point on the season, assisting on Jeff Costello's game-winning goal in 2-0 win against Michigan State (Feb. 24) ... played in all four postseason games without scoring.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Played one season (2010-11) with USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... had his season cut short after suffering a broken leg in second game of the year that required surgery ... worked hard to return to action, getting back on the ice in February ... saw action in five games with the Under-18 team, scoring a goal and an assist for two points ... also played for the Under-17 team in 13 games, scoring twice with four assists for six points ... started the 2009-10 season with Team Illinois before being asked to join the national program ... was selected to play for the U.S. Select Under-17 team that played in the Five Nations Tournament in Aug. of 2009 and the Four Nations Cup in Nov. of 2009 ... played in 25 games in `09-'10 with the Under-17 team, picking up two goals with three assists for five points.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while playing for the U.S. National Team Developmental program ... also attended South Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska ... in 2008-09 had a break out season with15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points in 26 games ... also played for the Alaska All-Stars ... moved to Team Illinois for 2009-10 season where he played half a year, notching nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 31 games ... was added to the U.S. National Program's Under-17 team for the remainder of that season ... full name is Austin Lee Wuthrich ... son of Dan and Sarah Wuthrich ... has two sisters, Morgan and Emma, and one brother, Hayden ... born in Bakersfield, Calif. ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters where he has a double major in sociology and computer applications.