Broc Little

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Broc Little
Broc Little.jpg
Born (1988-03-24) March 24, 1988 (age 26)
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
AIK IF
Springfield Falcons
Iowa Wild
Jokerit
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Broc Little (born March 24, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Little is a graduate of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham.[1] Prior to turning professional, Little attended the Yale University where he played four seasons with the Yale Bulldogs men's ice hockey team which competes in NCAA's Division I in the ECAC Hockey conference. In his 3rd year (2009–10) Little was named to the All-ECAC Hockey First-Team.

Little spent the first two professional seasons of his career in Sweden with VIK Västerås HK of the Second Tier Allsvenskan and AIK IF of the Elitserien (SEL). In both seasons, Little led his club in scoring with 66 points in 51 games for Västerås and 46 in 55 games for AIK. He led the Allsvenskan for highest points total in 2012 and placed 5th in the Elitserien in 2013.

On July 26, 2013, Little returned to North America as a free agent to sign a one-year AHL contract with the Springfield Falcons, an affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2] In the 2013-14 season after only 20 games with the Falcons, Little was released from his contract on January 16, 2014.[3] On January 17, 2014, Little signed a Professional Tryout with the Iowa Wild of the AHL.[4] After a solitary game with the Wild, Little opted to resume his European career in signing for the remainder of the season with Finnish Liiga club, Jokerit on January 20, 2014.

With Jokerit bound for the Kontinental Hockey League, Little left the team as a free agent and returned to the SHL in signing a contract with Linköpings HC on April 16, 2014.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Cushing Academy HS-MA 33 35 20 55 12
2006–07 Cushing Academy HS-MA 32 44 29 73 24
2007–08 Yale University ECAC 27 11 12 23 10
2008–09 Yale University ECAC 34 15 20 35 22
2009–10 Yale University ECAC 34 27 14 41 36
2010–11 Yale University ECAC 36 19 24 43 26
2011–12 VIK Västerås HK Swe.1 51 35 31 66 28
2012–13 AIK IF SEL 55 16 30 46 24
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 20 3 5 8 8
2013–14 Iowa Wild AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 15 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0
SHL totals 55 16 30 46 24

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Third Team 2008–09
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2009 [6]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2009–10 [7]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little has been big for Bulldogs". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Broc Little signs with Falcons". Springfield Falcons. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Broc Little released from SPC". Springfield Falcons. 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  4. ^ "WWild shuffles the deck with three roster moves". Iowa Wild. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  5. ^ "LHC reinforce with Quartet" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  6. ^ "All-Tournament Honors". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  7. ^ "NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Teams". eliteprospects.com. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

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