UND M Hockey BIO
Shane Gersich
Player Profile:
Shane Gersich 2339741
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chaska, Minn.
Club: Omaha-USHL
Major: Undeclared

2016-17 (Sophomore): Leads the NCHC in goals (16) plus/minus (plus-18) and ranks second in points (30), points per game (1.30), goals per game (0.70) and game-winning goals (3) … Tied for fourth in the national goal-scoring race … Also leads the NCHC in goals (11) and goals per game (0.92) during conference games … Twenty-one of Gersich’s 30 points have come at even strength, the most in the NCHC … Has collected at least one point in 19 of his 23 games, tied for a league high … Has been credited with a plus a league-high 29 times … Is currently riding a career-best 8-game point streak that is the longest by a Fighting Hawk this season … Also enjoyed a 6-game point streak earlier this season … UND’s NCHC Player of the Month nominee for November after tying for the league lead in points (11) and goals (7) during  the month ... Had a goal and two assists in 4-3 loss to Michigan State (Nov. 25) ... Scored four goals in a sweep at St. Cloud State (Nov. 18-19) ... Tallied his first collegiate hat trick in the Friday 4-0 win over the Huskies and added another goal in Saturday’s 3-0 victory ... Scored both goals in UND’s 3-2 loss to Denver (Nov. 12) and was named the game’s No. 1 star ... First multi-goal game of his career ... Scored 3-on-3 OT goal one night earlier to give UND the extra NCHC point in a 1-1 tie ... Goal was the No. 2 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter that night ... Collected a point in each of the first six games of the season, the longest point streak of his collegiate career, and in seven of nine games on the season ... Had a pair of assists in 5-5 overtime tie at Minnesota (Nov. 4) ... Enjoyed his first career 3-point game with a goal and two assists in a 5-4 win over Bemidji State (Oct. 22) ... Has eight multi-point games on the season, tied with Tyson Jost for the team lead.

2015-16 (Freshman): Ranked third among UND freshmen with nine goals in 37 games ... Owned a plus-15 rating to rank third-best among NCHC rookie forwards and sixth-best among all NCHC freshmen ... Opened the scoring in the national championship game against top-ranked Quinnipiac (April 7), putting UND ahead 1-0 at 11:56 of the first period in an eventual 5-1 win … Boasted a plus-7 rating in his last 10 games ... Collected his first career goal in the season opener against Lake Superior State at the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 9) ... Also racked up a season-best seven shots on goal in that game ... Tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Wisconsin (Nov. 7) ... Was a plus or even in 34 of 37 games … Earned first letter. 

Before UND: Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft … A 2015 graduate of University of Nebraska High School in Lincoln … Spent the 2014-15 season with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers and led the team in goals (27), power-play points (16), power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (5) … His 27 goals tied him for 10th in the USHL … Tied for seventh in power-play tallies and tied for eighth with five game-winners … Added 23 assists for 50 points in 52 games … Represented the U.S. at the 2014-15 World Junior A Challenge … Spent the 2013-14 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program … Had 16 goals and 16 assists in 61 games with the U.S. Under-18 Team and helped team to a gold medal at the U-18 World Championship. 

Personal: Undecided on a major … Son of Frank and Sharlene Gersich … Nephew of former NHL forwards Aaron, Neal and Paul Broten, each of whom played collegiately at the University of Minnesota.

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