Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey

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Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey
Current season
Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey athletic logo
University University of Vermont
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Kevin Sneddon
14th season, 206–227–64 (.479)
Captain(s) Brendan Bradley
Mario Puskarich
Alternate captain(s) Chris Muscoby
Travis Blanleil
Anthony Petruzzelli
Arena Gutterson Fieldhouse
Capacity: 4,035
Surface: 200' x 90'
Location Burlington, Vermont
Colors Green and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1996, 2009
NCAA Tournament appearances
1988, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2014
Conference regular season championships
1996
Current uniform
HE-Uniform-UVM.png

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, joining in 2005 after competing in ECAC Hockey from 1974-2005. They play home games at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont.[2] 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.

Prior to moving to Division I, UVM competed in ECAC Division II, where it won back-to-back ECAC Division II titles in 1972-73 and 1973-74.[3]

Since 1990, the Catamounts have hosted what is now known as the Catamount Cup tournament, winning the title five times.[4]

Alumni[edit]

The University of Vermont has produced 18 National Hockey League (NHL) players in its history. Alumni currently in the NHL include Viktor Stålberg '09 (New York Rangers), Torrey Mitchell '07 (Montreal Canadiens), Patrick Sharp '02 (Dallas Stars), Kevan Miller '11 (Boston Bruins), Connor Brickley '14 (Florida Panthers) and Michael Paliotta '15 (Chicago Blackhawks). Martin St. Louis '97, Sharp, Stålberg, Tim Thomas '97, 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 alumnus participating in every Olympic games since NHL players began competing in 1998.[5]

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Career points leaders[edit]

Player Years Goals Assists Points
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 91 176 267
Éric Perrin 1993-97 107 149 256
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 99 135 234
Craig Homola 1977-81 88 117 205
Randy Koch 1974-78 73 93 166
Kyle McDonough 1985-89 87 76 163
Roger Mallette 1971-75 57 103 160
Pat Wright 1970-73 61 91 152
Andy Halford 1974-78 69 80 149
Dominique Ducharme 1991-95 54 95 149

Single-season points record:

Career goals leaders[edit]

Player Years Goals
Éric Perrin 1993-97 107
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 99
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 91
Craig Homola 1977-81 88
Kyle McDonough 1985-89 87
Kirk McCaskill 1979-83 83
Randy Koch 1974-78 73
Michel Lebeau 1973-77 73
Ted Castle 1971-74 71
Andy Halford 1974-78 69

Single-season goals record:

Career assists leaders[edit]

Player Years Assists
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 176
Éric Perrin 1993-97 149
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 135
Craig Homola 1977-81 117
Louis Cote 1976-80 114
Roger Mallette 1971-75 103
Dominique Ducharme 1991-95 95
John Glynne 1973-77 93
Randy Koch 1974-78 93
Pat Wright 1970-73 91

Single-season assists record:

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):

Player Years GAA Saves Save %
Mike Santaguida 2013–Present 2.38 1459 91.6% [6]
Joe Fallon 2004-08 2.05 2907 91.6%
Tim Thomas 1993-97 2.70 3950 91.4%
Brody Hoffman 2012-15 2.45 1934 91.4%
Christian Soucy 1991-93 2.99 1725 90.8%
John Kiely 1971-74 2.84 N/A 90.3%
Rob Madore 2008-12 2.91 3352 90.2%
Dave Reece 1968-71 3.01 2019 90.0%
Andrew Allen 1997-01 3.12 2159 89.9%
Travis Russell 2002-06 3.07 1291 89.5%
Steve Eckerson 1970-73 3.09 1276 89.4%

Single-season save record:

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of the completion of 2014–15 season

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2003–Present Kevin Sneddon 12 189–204–60 .417
1984–2003 Mike Gilligan 19 279–289–46 .491
1965–1984 Jim Cross 19 280–251–11 .527
1963–1965 Bill Ruffer 2 10–14–2 .416
Totals 4 coaches 52 seasons 758–758–119 .464

All-Americans[edit]

Player Year Team
George Kreiner 1969 College Division East
George Kreiner 1970 College Division East
Dave Reece 1970 College Division East
Dave Reece 1971 College Division East
Ted Yeates 1971 College Division East
Ted Yeates 1972 College Division East
Pat Wright 1972 College Division East
Pat Wright 1973 College Division East
Brad Cooke 1973 College Division East
Ted Castle 1974 College Division East
John Murphy 1974 College Division East
Willie MacKinnon 1974 College Division East
Tim O'Connell 1975 University Division East
Louis Cote 1979 University Division East
Louis Cote 1980 University Division East
Craig Homola 1980 University Division East
Kirk McCaskill 1983 University Division East
Kevin Foster 1984 University Division East Second Team
Kyle McDonough 1989 University Division East First Team
Christian Soucy 1992 University Division East Second Team
Aaron Miller 1993 University Division East Second Team
Martin St. Louis 1995 University Division East First Team
Tim Thomas 1995 University Division East Second Team
Tim Thomas 1996 University Division East First Team
Martin St. Louis 1996 University Division East First Team
Éric Perrin 1996 University Division East First Team
Martin St. Louis 1997 University Division East First Team
Viktor Stålberg 2009 Division I East First Team
Mike Paliotta 2015 Division I East Second Team

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Current roster[edit]

As of July 21, 2017.[8]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 New Jersey Harmon, TylerTyler Harmon Freshman G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1997-10-17 Ramsey, New Jersey Jersey (USPHL)
3 New York (state) Kaufman, MaxMax Kaufman Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1996-06-26 Rochester, New York Langley (BCHL)
4 Ontario Grant, OwenOwen Grant Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1998-01-22 Ottawa, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL)
5 Iowa Evers, ChristianChristian Evers Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-05-25 Waukee, Iowa Lincoln (USHL)
6 Russia Dzhioshvili, VladVlad Dzhioshvili Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-01-06 Moscow, Russia Bloomington (USHL)
7 Massachusetts Coughlin, LiamLiam Coughlin Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1994-09-19 South Boston, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL) CHI, 130th overall 2014
9 Massachusetts Bowen, BrianBrian Bowen Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995-11-21 Littleton, Massachusetts Dubuque (USHL)
10 British Columbia Blanleil, TravisTravis Blanleil (A) Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 154 lb (70 kg) 1994-03-08 Kelowna, British Columbia Penticton (BCHL)
11 Pennsylvania O'Neil, ConorConor O'Neil Sophomore (RS) F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1994-06-10 Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Jersey (USPHL)
12 Michigan Best, DrewDrew Best Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1994-07-01 Plymouth, Michigan Omaha (USHL)
13 Ontario Misley, BryceBryce Misley Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1999-09-05 Toronto, Ontario Oakville (OJHL) MIN, 116th overall 2017
14 Massachusetts Cowans, AceAce Cowans Freshman F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 155 lb (70 kg) 1996-09-18 Beverly, Massachusetts Waterloo (USHL)
15 Florida Moriarty, CoreyCorey Moriarty Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1995-07-17 Estero, Florida Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
16 Minnesota Lodermeier, DerekDerek Lodermeier (A) Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1995-01-06 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Brooks (AJHL)
17 Connecticut Puffer, CraigCraig Puffer Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1995-05-03 New Canaan, Connecticut Chilliwack (BCHL)
18 California O'Donnell, MattMatt O'Donnell Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-02-18 Fountain Valley, California Jersey (USPHL)
19 New Jersey Privitera, JarridJarrid Privitera Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 153 lb (69 kg) 1994-07-01 Old Tappan, New Jersey Dubuque (USHL)
20 New Jersey Colton, RossRoss Colton Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-09-11 Robbinsville, New Jersey Cedar Rapids (USHL) TBL, 118th overall 2016
21 Ontario Fréchette, MartyMarty Fréchette Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1997-05-04 Rockland, Ontario Cumberland (CCHL)
22 Connecticut Esposito, AlexAlex Esposito Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-06-03 West Haven, Connecticut Youngstown (USHL)
23 New Jersey Darrar, RobRob Darrar (C) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1994-07-30 Monroe Township, New Jersey Dubuque (USHL)
24 New York (state) Kelly, BrianBrian Kelly Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1997-12-24 Purchase, New York Connecticut (USPHL)
25 Ontario Alvaro, MattMatt Alvaro Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-07-07 Toronto, Ontario Youngstown (USHL)
26 Alberta Phillips, TreyTrey Phillips Senior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1993-04-02 Okotoks, Alberta Canmore (AJHL)
28 Washington (state) Petruzzelli, AnthonyAnthony Petruzzelli (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1993-05-09 Federal Way, Washington Brooks (AJHL)
30 Connecticut Beck, MattMatt Beck Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-10-05 Westport, Connecticut Philadelphia (USPHL)
34 Quebec Massie, JakeJake Massie Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1997-01-21 Saint-Lazare, Quebec Omaha (USHL) CHI, 156th overall 2015
37 Saskatchewan Thomas, CoryCory Thomas Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-03-19 St. Brieux, Saskatchewan Flin Flon (SJHL)
40 Illinois Lekkas, StefanosStefanos Lekkas Sophomore G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-01-17 Elburn, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)

Media[edit]

All games are broadcast on WVMT; Alastair Ingram provides play-by-play.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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