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#20 Joe Gleason
Position: Defense
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Previous Team: Des Moines-USHL
Major: Managerial Finance
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Gleason Videos
Joe Gleason
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 08/20/2011

2012-13 (Senior): Received UND's Coaches Unsung Hero Award ... Was the WCHA nominee for the Derek Hines National Unsung Hero Award ... Played in 41 games and set career highs in points (18), goals (five), assists (13), power-play goals (three) and game-winning goals (two) ... All 18 of his points came in the last 30 games of the season ... Had been held without a point in his first 11 games ... His two game-winning goals were one shy of tying UND's single-season record for defefnsemen ... His three PPG tied for the team lead among defensemen with Dillon Simpson ... Had not scored a PPG in any of his previous three seasons ... Scored game-winning goals in a 4-1 win vs. #19 Wisconsin (Feb. 2) and in a 4-2 win vs. Bemidji State (March 2) ... Matched his career high with three points (1g, 2a) in a 6-1 win at Michigan Tech (Dec. 14) ... Game was the middle of a 3-game stretch in which he racked up six points (1g, 5a) ... Received UND's JLG Architects Impact Scholarship ... Earned fourth letter.

2011-12 (Junior): Collected a career-high 15 points (all assists) despite splitting time between forward and his natural defense position ... Appeared in 29 games at forward and 12 on the blue line ... Collected 12 of his 15 assists after the Christmas break … Appeared in his 100th career game in WCHA Final Five championship game (March 17) vs. No. 9 Denver ... Was a +2 in UND’s 6-3 win over No. 4 Minnesota in the WCHA Final Five semifinal (March 16) ... Enjoyed a pair of 3-assist games this season ... Had three helpers in a 7-3 New Year’s Eve win over Harvard and in a 5-4 loss at No. 3 Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 11) ... Recipient of the JLG Architects Impact Scholarship … Earned third letter.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Had one goal and three assists in 22 games ... Scored his first career goal on Jan. 29 at No. 20 Colorado College ... Collected an assist on Brent Davidson’s go-ahead goal late in the second period of UND’s WCHA Final Five semifinal win over No. 13 Colorado College (March 18) ... Had three assists in his last five games ... UND went 18-3-1 with Gleason in the lineup … Earned second letter.

2009-10 (Freshman): Appeared in 39 games and led all WCHA freshman defensemen with a plus-13 ... Was a plus or even in 34 of his 39 games ... Ranked second among Sioux freshmen with nine assists ... Notched his first career point with an assist in UND’s season opener against Merrimack (Oct. 9) ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Merrimack (Oct. 9) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by Chicago in the seventh round (192nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2008-09 season with Des Moines of the USHL ... Led all Buccaneers’ defensemen in scoring with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 59 games ... Was a teammate of fellow Sioux sophomore Brett Bruneteau ... A 2008 graduate of Edina (Minn.) High School ... Was a Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalist as a senior after leading Edina to a state runner-up finish ... Earned all-state tournament honors ... Appeared in 31 games as a senior and collected 43 points (10 goals, 33 assists) and a plus-66 plus/minus rating ... Named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State first team ... Named to Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro second team and Associated Press All-State second team ... Garnered all-conference honors ... Attended the USA Hockey Select 17 camp during the summer of 2007.

Personal: Majoring in managerial finance and corporate accounting ... Son of Bob Gleason and Lynn Starkman ... Father played hockey at St John’s (Minn.).

Gleason's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2009-10 39 0 9 9 10/31 0 0 0 +13
2010-11 22 1 3 4 4/19 0 0 0 -2
2011-12 41 0 15 15 7/14 0 0 0 -6
2012-13 41 5 13 18 9/18 3 0 2 +4
Totals 143 6
40
46
30/82 3 0 2 +9


Gleason's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2009-10 28 0 6 6 7/25 0 0 0 +10
2010-11 14 1 1 2 4/19 0 0 0 -2
2011-12 28 0 10 10 5/10 0 0 0 -2
2012-13 27 5 10 15 6/12 3 0 2 +4
Totals 97 6
27
33 22/66 3 0 2 +10