|Hometown:||Miramichi, New Brunswick|
|High School:||Sioux Falls-USHL|
|Major:||Recreation and Tourism Studies|
Career: First New Brunswick native ever to play for the Fighting Sioux ... Finished senior year as UND's active leader with five career shorthanded goals ... One of only four players in UND history to amass 75 career points and 275 career PIM, joining Jim Archibald (1981-85), Marc Chorney (1977-81) and Marty Schriner (1990-94) ... Graduated ranked sixth all-time at UND with 329 penalty minutes and tied for eighth with 132 penalties.
2010-11 (Senior): Named to WCHA All-Academic team ... Named to Athletics Director’s Fall Honor Roll ... Established career highs in points (40), goals (16), assists (24), PPG (six), game-winning goals (five) and plus/minus (+22) ... Won 57.7 percent of his faceoffs, the fourth-best percentage in school history ... Only teammate Corban Knight and future NHL stars Zach Parise and T.J. Oshie enjoyed better seasons in the faceoff circle at UND ... Led the nation with three goals during the NCAA tournament ... Named to the NCAA Midwest Region all-tournament team after registering three goals and an assist, and a +3 rating ... Scored twice (including the game-winner) in UND’s 6-0 win over No. 16 Rensselaer in the Midwest Region semifinal (March 26) ... Added an empty net goal and an assist in UND’s 6-1 win over No. 5 Denver in the regional championship (March 27) ... Scored 13 points (6g, 7a) in his last 10 games ... Won 60.5 percent of his faceoffs in six playoff games ... Scored a go-ahead, shorthanded goal in the third period of UND’s 3-2 win over No. 13 Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five semifinal (March 18) ... Goal was his fifth career SHG, leaving him one shy of cracking UND’s all-time top 10 ... Had a pair of assists and was a +3 in UND’s 8-0 win over Michigan Tech in game one of their first round playoff series (March 11) ... Enjoyed a career-high 13 multi-point games, including a pair of three-point efforts ... Six of his 13 multi-point efforts came in the last 10 games ... Notched six power-play goals after not scoring any in his first three years ... Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Dec. 14 after notching a goal (GWG) and three assists in UND’s sweep at Minnesota State (Dec. 10-12) ... Earned fourth letter ... Signed with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche following the season ... Made his professional debut with the Erie Otters in the AHL playoffs and collected an assist in his first game.
2009-10 (Junior): Appeared in all 43 games and established career highs in points (25), goals (11), assists (14), game-winning goals (two), shorthanded goals (two) and plus/minus (+14) ... Led all UND forwards in plus/minus and ranked third overall on the team ... His +8 in road games tied for the team lead with Jake Marto ... Led UND’s regular centers in faceoff percentage (57.3%) ... Led the team with a career-high 102 penalty minutes ... Scored game-winning goal shorthanded and had an assist in UND’s 4-3 win over top-ranked Denver in the WCHA Final Five semifinal (March 19) ... Named to UND’s Subway Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring a goal in each game against No. 1 Miami and Ohio State ... Had a career-high three assists in 4-1 win at Michigan Tech (Nov. 7) ... Had a goal and was a +3 in UND’s 6-0 win over Minnesota in Game One of their WCHA playoff first round series (March 12) ... Scored game-tying goal with 1:42 remaining in regulation and set up Matt Frattin’s overtime winner in 3-2 win at No. 13 Colorado College (Feb. 26) ... Had two assists and was a +2 the following night in 3-2 UND win, clinching home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs for the Sioux ... Earned third letter.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Achieved career highs in games (41), points (17), goals (five), assists (12) and penalty minutes (75) ... Increased his point production by 14 from the previous season, the highest improvement on the team ... Had a goal and an assist in NCAA Northeast Region semifinal against New Hampshire (March 28) ... Enjoyed his first career two-point game with a pair of assists in a 5-0 win at Michigan Tech (Jan. 17) ... Scored the game-winning goal - the first game-winner of his career - in a 6-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 21) ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal in 3-1 win vs. UAA (Feb. 15) ... Posted a +11 plus/minus rating over his final 20 games ... Put together a career-best four-game points streak from Dec. 5 to Dec. 13, accounting for a goal and three assists during that stretch ... Earned second letter.
2007-08 (Freshman): Appeared in 34 games and scored a goal and two assists ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Michigan State (Oct. 13) and collected his first career point with an assist ... Scored his first career goal against Minnesota (Dec. 7) in a 4-2 win ... Led all Sioux freshmen with 44 penalty minutes ... Earned first letter.
Before UND: Drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2006-07 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League ... Scored 14 goals and had 19 assists along with 134 penalty minutes in 57 regular season games ...Had three goals with one assist in eight games in 2006-07 playoffs ... Previously played for Cushing Academy (Mass.) Prep School ... Was a member of Team Atlantic, comprised of players from each of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces that represented Atlantic Canada at 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Personal: Majoring in recreation and tourism studies ... A 2007 graduate of O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. ... Son of Jim and Vicky Malone ... Father was a 1980 first round pick (14th overall) of the New York Rangers ... Cousin, Ryan Malone, played college hockey at St. Cloud State and currently plays for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning ... Uncle, Greg Malone, a scout for the Phoenix Coyotes, was a 1976 second round choice of the Pittsburgh Penguins and spent 11 seasons in the NHL.
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