May 18, 1990 |
Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||40th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Aaron Douglas Ness (born May 18, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Ness played High School hockey at Roseau High School in Roseau, Minnesota, and in 2008 he received the Minnesota Mr. Hockey award as the most outstanding senior high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota. In an effort to be able to play collegiate hockey one year earlier than projected, Ness accelerated his course load during his junior year of high school in order to graduate early. A combination of 8 classes at school as well as 3.5 credits online, however, did not stop him from leading his team to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 2A State Tournament. Ness then attended the University of Minnesota where he played three seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||University of Minnesota||WCHA||37||2||15||17||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Minnesota||WCHA||39||2||10||12||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Minnesota||WCHA||35||2||12||14||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||13||1||3||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||69||5||22||27||36||3||0||0||0||4|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||9||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||76||3||24||27||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||48||6||14||20||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||20||1||2||3||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||74||8||37||45||62||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2010–11|||
- "Aaron Ness draft prospect detail". Washington Capitals. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- Minnesota Wild. "Roseau's Aaron Ness named 2008 Mr. Hockey". Minnesota Wild. Archived from the original on 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
- Rand, Michael. "BOYS' HOCKEY NOTES; Aaron Ness of Roseau wins Mr. Hockey award." Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN] 10 Mar. 2008: 10C.Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.
- "Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry-Level Contract with Ness". New York Islanders. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
- "Isles Defense gets another injury as Dallas comes calling". EyesOnIsles.com. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- "Capitals sign Carter Camper, Aaron Ness, Mike Moore and Sean Collins". Washington Capitals. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- Spiros, Dean. "Taking the fast track to stardom; Acceleration is at the forefront for Roseau's Aaron Ness, be it on the ice or in the classroom."Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN] 8 Feb. 2008: 01C. Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.
- "All-Academic Team". EliteProspects.com. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- Aaron Ness career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Aaron Ness career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey
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