Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey
|Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey|
|University||University of Vermont|
|Head coach||Kevin Sneddon|
|10th year, 147–174–53|
|Colors||Green and Gold and White
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1988, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2014|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
The Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Vermont. The Catamounts are a member of Hockey East. They play home games at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont. Vermont has appeared in the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship five times since making the move to Division I in 1974-75 including trips to the Frozen Four in 1996 and 2009.
The University of Vermont has produced 15 National Hockey League (NHL) players in its history. Alumni currently in the NHL include Viktor Stålberg '09 (Nashville Predators), Torrey Mitchell '07 (Buffalo Sabres), Patrick Sharp '02 (Chicago Blackhawks), Kevan Miller '11 (Boston Bruins), Martin St. Louis '97 (New York Rangers) and Tim Thomas '97 (Dallas Stars). Thomas, St. Louis, Sharp, Stålberg, Éric Perrin '97, and former NHL All-Star John LeClair '91 have won the Stanley Cup in their careers.
In 2004, St. Louis was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association, and the Bud Light Plus/Minus award. Thomas has won the Vezina Trophy twice as the NHL's top goaltender in 2009 and 2011, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2011. He also holds the NHL record for best single season save percentage. UVM is the only NCAA program in history to count alumni who have won both the Hart Trophy and the Vezina Trophy, as well as the only NCAA program to generate an Art Ross winner.
A two-time Olympian in 1998 and 2002, LeClair was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 after a standout 16-year NHL career where he scored 406 goals. He was a two-time NHL First Team All-Star and twice won the Bud Light Plus/Minus Award.
Other Catamounts who were U.S. Olympians were Thomas (2010) and former NHL defenseman Aaron Miller (2002, 2006). St. Louis skated for Canada in the 2006 Olympics, while Sharp was named to Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. Vermont is one of just five college hockey programs to have at least one alumni participating in every Olympic games since NHL players began competing in 1998.
All-time scoring leaders
Career points leaders
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||91||176||267|
Single-season points record:
Career goals leaders
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||91|
Single-season goals record:
- Tim O'Connell, 41 goals in 1974-75
Career assists leaders
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||176|
Single-season assists record:
Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):
Single-season save record:
- Tim Thomas, 1,079 in 1996-97
All-time coaching records
As of the completion of 2012–13 season
|Totals||4 coaches||50 seasons||716–728–110||.495|