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Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey
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University University of Vermont
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Todd Woodcroft
1st season
Captain Andrew Lucas
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 to 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[]

The University of Vermont has produced 18 National Hockey League (NHL) players in its history. Alumni currently in the NHL include Kevan Miller '11 (Boston Bruins) and Connor Brickley '14 (New York Rangers). Sharp, Viktor Stålberg '09, Éric Perrin '97, and former NHL All-Stars Martin St. Louis '97, Tim Thomas '97 and 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. LeClair is the only American born player to record three consecutive 50 goal seasons, and is the only NHL player with back to back game winning SCF OT goals.

Other Catamounts who were U.S. Olympians were Thomas (2010), former NHL defenseman Aaron Miller (2002, 2006) and Ryan Gunderson (2018). St. Louis skated for Canada in the 2006 and 2014 Olympics, while Sharp was named to Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. Viktor Stalberg also represented Sweden at the 2018 Olympics. Vermont was 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 until 2018 when NHL players did not compete in Olympic competition.[5]

Season-by-season results[6][]

Head Coach History[]

As of the completion of 2019–20 season[6]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1963–1965 Bill Ruffer 2 10–14–2 .423
1965–1984 Jim Cross 19 280–251–9 .527
1984–2003 Mike Gilligan 19 279–289–46 .492
2003–2020 Kevin Sneddon 17 251–301–84 .461
2020–present Todd Woodcroft 1 0–0–0
Totals 5 coaches 57 seasons 820–855–141 .490

All-time scoring leaders[6][]

Career goals leaders[]

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[]

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:

Career points leaders[]

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:

Goaltending leaders[]

Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):

Player Years GAA Saves Save%
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%
Mike Santaguida 2013–2017 2.45 1686 91.3%
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:

Current roster[]

As of September 17, 2020.[7]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Flag of New Jersey Harmon, TylerTyler Harmon Senior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-10-17 Ramsey, New Jersey Jersey (USPHL)
2 Flag of Virginia Long, CarterCarter Long Junior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1998-02-13 Yorktown, Virginia Lincoln (USHL)
3 Flag of New Jersey Petrillo, AndrewAndrew Petrillo Junior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-03-12 Pompton Plains, New Jersey Central Illinois (USHL)
4 Flag of Ontario Grant, OwenOwen Grant (A) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-01-22 Ottawa, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL)
5 Flag of Iowa Evers, ChristianChristian Evers Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-05-25 Waukee, Iowa Lincoln (USHL)
6 Flag of Virginia Lucas, AndrewAndrew Lucas (C) Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1999-02-05 Alexandria, Virginia Brooks (AJHL)
7 Flag of Ontario Boyko, SimonSimon Boyko Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-04-04 Mississauga, Ontario Brooks (AJHL)
9 Flag of Ontario Misley, BryceBryce Misley (A) Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-09-05 Toronto, Ontario Oakville (OJHL) MIN, 116th overall 2017
10 Flag of Russia Dzhioshvili, VladVlad Dzhioshvili Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-01-06 Moscow, Russia Bloomington (USHL)
11 Flag of Sweden Stålberg, WhimWhim Stålberg Freshman F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1999-06-14 Gothenburg, Sweden Jersey (NCDC)
12 Flag of Ontario Hamre, NicNic Hamre Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-04-25 Cumberland, Ontario Brooks (AJHL)
13 Flag of New York Hutchison, ConnerConner Hutchison Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2000-06-02 Hicksville, New York Penticton (BCHL)
14 Flag of Massachusetts Cowans, AceAce Cowans Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-09-18 Beverly, Massachusetts Waterloo (USHL)
16 Flag of Alberta Zapernick, WillWill Zapernick Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1999-11-16 Edmonton, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL)
17 Flag of Connecticut Bouquot, JacquesJacques Bouquot Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2000-02-10 South Windsor, Connecticut Chilliwack (BCHL)
18 Flag of Quebec Tinling, AzzaroAzzaro Tinling Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1999-12-20 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Hawkesbury (CCHL)
19 Flag of Virginia Waugh, PhipPhip Waugh Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 2000-01-10 McLean, Virginia Brooks (AJHL)
22 Flag of Connecticut Esposito, AlexAlex Esposito (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-06-03 West Haven, Connecticut Youngstown (USHL)
23 Flag of Ontario Jordan, NoahNoah Jordan Junior F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1997-03-08 Toronto, Ontario Miami (NCHC)
24 Flag of New York Kelly, BrianBrian Kelly Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 808 lb (367 kg) 1997-12-24 Purchase, New York Connecticut (USPHL)
25 Flag of Quebec Tinling, DovarDovar Tinling Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2003-03-03 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Hawkesbury (CCHL)
26 Flag of Latvia Vītoliņš, RayRay Vītoliņš Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2002-01-12 Ogre, Latvia Sioux Falls (USHL)
27 Flag of Saskatchewan Thomas, CoryCory Thomas Senior D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1998-03-19 St. Brieux, Saskatchewan Flin Flon (SJHL)
28 Flag of Quebec Lemay, WilliamWilliam Lemay Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-12-28 Marieville, Quebec Brooks (AJHL)
29 Flag of Alberta Comeau, DallasDallas Comeau Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-09-19 Calgary, Alberta Grande Prairie (AJHL)
30 Flag of Connecticut Beck, MattMatt Beck Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-10-05 Westport, Connecticut Philadelphia (USPHL)
34 Flag of New Jersey Burns, MickeyMickey Burns Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2000-04-03 Wayne, New Jersey Jersey (NCDC)
35 Flag of Ontario Carriere, GabeGabe Carriere Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-11-05 Ottawa, Ontario Waterloo (USHL)
37 Flag of New Jersey Kaplan, JordanJordan Kaplan Junior (RS) F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-05-19 Bridgewater, New Jersey Sacred Heart (AHA)

Awards and honors[]

Hockey Hall of Fame[8][]


US Hockey Hall of Fame[9][]

NCAA[]

Individual awards[]

NCAA Scoring Champion

All-American teams[]

AHCA College Division All-Americans

  • 1968–69: George Kreiner, D
  • 1969–70: Dave Reece, G; George Kreiner, D
  • 1970–71: Dave Reece, G; Ted Yeates, D
  • 1971–72: Ted Yeates, D; Pat Wright, F
  • 1972–73: Brad Cooke, D; Pat Wright, F
  • 1973–74: John Murphy, D; Ted Castle, F; Willie MacKinnon, F

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans


ECAC Hockey[]

Individual awards[]

Player of the Year

Best Defensive Defenseman

Rookie of the Year

Ken Dryden Award

Tim Taylor Award

All-Conference teams[]

First Team All-ECAC Hockey

Second Team All-ECAC Hockey

ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team


Hockey East[]

Individual awards[]

Rookie of the Year

  • Mario Puskarich: 2014

Best Defensive Defenseman

Len Ceglarski Award

Coach of the Year

All-Conference teams[]

First Team All-Hockey East

Second Team All-Hockey East

  • 2013–14: Chris McCarthy, F
  • 2014–15: Mike Paliotta, D
  • 2018–19: Stefanos Lekkas, G

Third Team All-Hockey East

Hockey East All-Rookie Team

Olympians[]

This is a list of Vermont alumni who have played on an Olympic team.[6]

Name Position Vermont Tenure Team Year Finish
John LeClair Left Wing 1987–1991 Flag of the United States USA 1998, 2002 6th, 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
Aaron Miller Defenseman 1989–1993 Flag of the United States USA 2002, 2006 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver, 8th
Martin St. Louis Right Wing 1993–1997 Flag of Canada CAN 2006, 2014 7th, 11 Gold
Tim Thomas Goaltender 1993–1997 Flag of the United States USA 2010 7th, 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
Patrick Sharp Left Wing 2000–2001 Flag of Canada CAN 2014 11 Gold
Ryan Gunderson Defenseman 2003–2007 Flag of the United States USA 2018 7th
Viktor Stålberg Left Wing 2006–2009 Flag of Sweden SWE 2018 5th

Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame[]

The following is a list of people associated with the Vermont men's ice hockey program who were elected into the Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[10]

Catamounts in the NHL[11][]

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[12] = NHL All-Star[12] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
Connor Brickley Left Wing FLA, NYR 2015–2019 0
Tom Draper Goaltender WPG, BUF, NYI 1988–1996 0
Brayden Irwin Forward TOR 2009–2010 0
John LeClair Left Wing MTL, PHI, PIT 1990–2007 1
Aaron Miller Defenseman QUE, COL, LAK, VAN 1993–2008 1
Kevan Miller Defenseman BOS 2013–Present 0
Graham Mink Defenseman WSH 2003–2009 0
Torrey Mitchell Center SJS, MIN, BUF, MTL 2007–2018 0
Michael Paliotta Defenseman CHI, CBJ 2014–2016 0

Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
Éric Perrin Center TBL, ATL 2003–2009 1
Dave Reece Goaltender BOS 1975–1976 0
Patrick Sharp Left Wing PHI, CHI , DAL 2002–2018 3
Jaime Sifers Goaltender TOR, MIN 2008–2010 0
Christian Soucy Goaltender CHI 1993–1994 0
Martin St. Louis Right Wing CGY, TBL, NYR 1998–2015 1
Viktor Stålberg Left Wing TOR, CHI , NSH, NYR, CAR, OTT 2009–2017 1
Tim Thomas Goaltender BOS, FLA, DAL 2002–2014 1

Media[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. Vermont Athletic Style Guide (September 1, 2016). Retrieved on April 5, 2017.
  2. http://www.uscho.com/m/vermont-catamounts/mens-college-hockey/team,uvm.html
  3. Vermont, University of. University Communications : University of Vermont.
  4. Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup.
  5. Sporting Vermont on Twitter.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "UVM Men's hockey Record Book", Vermont Catamounts. 
  7. 2020–21 Men's Ice Hockey Roster. UVM Athletixs.
  8. Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame.
  9. United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Central.co.uk.
  10. University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame. Vermont Catamounts.
  11. Alumni report for U. of Vermont. Hockey DB.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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