April 12, 2018
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Fighting Irish alternate captain Jordan Gross signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes, the National Hockey League club announced on Thursday afternoon (April 12).
This past season, Gross helped lead Notre Dame to the program’s second NCAA title game appearance to close out his Irish career. A big game performer throughout his four seasons, he was named to the 2017 Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team (Manchester), the 2018 East Regional All-Tournament Team (Bridgeport) and to the 2018 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team (Saint Paul). He also earned the 2018 NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player award, in part by scoring a pair of goals, including the overtime game winner, in Notre Dame’s first round victory over Michigan Tech.
Gross finished his Irish career by playing in all 159 games, totaling 36 goals and 85 assists for 121 points. His 121 career points rank third all time at Notre Dame in scoring among defensemen and place him as the highest scoring blue liner in over 30 years (since 1982).
A First Team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, he scored 10 goals and added 20 assists for 30 points as a senior. His 30 points ranked 12th among defensemen. His 146 shots on goal led all defensemen, as did his 3.58 shots on goal per game. He had a goal and two assists in Notre Dame's 5-4 win over Omaha (Oct. 27), to become the 53rd player in program history to reach 100 career points.
As a junior he was named an Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star, while he picked up Second Team Hockey East All-Star honors as a sophomore. A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, he is enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major.
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Dan Colleran, Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men's hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College ('06 & '08G).