Alexa Gruschow

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Alexa Gruschow
Born (1994-04-16) April 16, 1994 (age 25)
Mechanicsburg, PA
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NWHL team
Former teams
Metropolitan Riveters
RPI Engineers (NCAA)
Washington Pride
Playing career 2010–present

Alexa Gruschow is an American-born women's ice hockey player that won the scoring title during the 2017-18 NWHL season. She was also a member of the Metropolitan Riveters franchise that won the 2018 Isobel Cup.

Playing career[edit]

NCAA[edit]

With the Rensselaer Engineers, Gruschow appeared in 133 games with the program, accumulating 46 goals and 47 assists for a total of 93 points. Graduating third on the Engineer's all-time scoring list, trailing Alisa Harrison and Whitney Naslund, she also ranks second all-time in goals scored, trailing only Naslund.

During her senior season, she registered a career-best 23 points in 34 appearances, logging 13 goals plus 10 assists. In addition, she paced the Engineers in power play goals with four, while also leading with 115 shots, 313 face-off wins and a .503 face-off winning percentage, respectively.

Signing a player contract with the New York Riveters on June 21, 2016, Gruschow became the second Engineers alumnae to compete in the NWHL, following Jordan Smelker, who captured an Isobel Cup title with the Boston Pride in 2015.

Career stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

NCAA[edit]

Year GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
2012-13 36 13 14 27 36 5 1 1
2013-14 32 7 13 20 38 1 0 2
2014-15 31 13 10 23 40 5 2 1
2015-16 34 13 10 23 20 4 1 2

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NWHL[edit]

Year GP G A PTS PIM SOG PPG SHG +/-
2016-17 21 2 9 11 12 30 1 0 -9[2]
2017-18 16 9 13 22 26[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

NCAA[edit]

  • 2013 ECAC All-Rookie Team
  • 2013 ECAC All-Academic
  • 2013 RPI Engineers women's ice hockey Rookie of the Year[4]
  • 2016 RPI Engineers women's ice hockey Most Valuable Player

NWHL[edit]

  • NWHL Player of the Week, Awarded November 6, 2017[5]
  • 2018 NWHL Most Valuable Player[6]
  • 2018 NWHL Scoring Champion[6]
  • Most Valuable Player, 2018 Isobel Cup Finals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexa Gruschow: Career Statistics". US College Hockey. n.d. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ "NWHL Roster Players: Alexa Gruschow". NWHL.zone. n.d. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Alexa Gruschow". Hockey Database. n.d. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  4. ^ Press Release (21 June 2016). "Alexa Gruschow signs Pro Contract". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ "NWHL Player of the Week: Alexa Gruschow". nwhl.zone. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "2018 #NWHLAWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED". NWHL.zone. March 20, 2018.
Preceded by
Brianna Decker (2017)
NWHL Most Valuable Player (MVP)
2018
Succeeded by
Maddie Elia
Preceded by
Brianna Decker (2017)
NWHL Leading Scorer Award
2018
Succeeded by
Hayley Scamurra

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