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Aaron Dell
Player Profile:
Aaron Dell 682783
Position: Goalie
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 209
Year: Junior
Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta
Club: Calgary Canucks-AJHL
Major: Recreation and Leisure Studies

Named to preseason All-WCHA team in 93X (Duluth) preseason WCHA media poll.

Career: UND's career leader in goals against average (1.79) and save percentage (.923) ... Ranks second all-time in winning percentage (.739) and fourth in shutouts (seven) ... The first goalie in Sioux history to record a shutout in both his first career WCHA playoff game and first career NCAA playoff game.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America West second team ... Inside College Hockey's Goaltender of the Year and an INCH All-America first-team selection ... Named to the All-College Hockey News First Team ... Named to All-WCHA First Team ... Two-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week ... Received UND's Most Improved Player award ... Named to Athletics Director's Fall Honor Roll ... Won the WCHA goaltending title with a 1.97 goals against average in 25 league games ... Captured the goaltending crown by the largest margin since 2001-02 ... Led the nation in wins (30) and GAA (1.79) and tied for the national lead with six shutouts, which also tied him for second-most in UND single-season history ... His 30 wins set a UND single-season record, eclipsing the previous record of 29 set by Ed Belfour in 1986-87 ...His 1.79 GAA was the third-lowest in UND single-season history and his .924 save percentage ranked fourth ... Ranked third in the nation in winning percentage and eighth in save percentage ... Went 6-1-0 with a 1.08 goals against average and .952 save percentage in seven playoff starts ... Entered the NCAA Frozen Four on a career-long 10-game winning streak and unbeaten in his last 14 starts (13-0-1) ... Was named most valuable player of the NCAA Midwest Regional after allowing just one goal on 48 shots in wins over No. 5 Denver (championship) and No. 16 Rensselaer (semifinal) ... Stopped all 21 shots he faced for his sixth shutout in UND's 6-0 semifinal win over RPI ... Stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 6-1 win over DU in the regional championship ... Stopped a career-high 40 shots in UND's 3-2, double-overtime win over No. 5 Denver in the WCHA Final Five championship game (March 19) in St. Paul ... Became the first Sioux goalie since Jean-Philippe Lamoureux in the 2008 NCAA Midwest Region final at Wisconsin to record at least 40 saves in a game ... One of only four goalies in UND history (Lamoureux, Karl Goehring, Jordan Parise) with at least six shutouts in a season ... Four of his six shutouts have came away from home ... Put together a shutout streak of 224 minutes and 31 seconds that was the second-longest in UND history, and the longest since Gerald "Spike" Schultz set the school record of 249:41 in 1953-54 ... Allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his last 14 games ... Started 23 straight games from Nov. 20 to March 4, tied for the eighth-longest streak in Sioux history ... Earned second letter.

2009-10 (Freshman): Appeared in five games and went 1-3-1 with a 1.81 goals against average and .897 save percentage ... Notched a shutout (16 saves) in his first career start at Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 23) ... Joined Billy Kriski (11/04/72 at Michigan) as the only Sioux goalies to record a WCHA road shutout in their first career start ... Went 1-1-0 with a 0.51 goals against average and a .968 save percentage in two road starts ... Other road start was a 14-save effort at Cornell ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Spent the previous two seasons with the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League ... Appeared in a league-leading 51 games in 2008-09 and went 25-17-8 with a 2.53 goals  against average and a .924 save percentage ... Finished second in the AJHL in save percentage and logged a league-leading 2,986 minutes in goal ... Posted a pair of shutouts ... Unanimous selection to the 2009 AJHL All-League South Division team ... Named player of the game of the 2009 AJHL All-Star Game after stopping all 15 shots he faced in his one period of action ... Appeared in 23 games in 2007-08 and went 5-11-2 with a 3.13 goals against average and a .892 save percentage ... A 2008 graduate of The Centre for Learning at Home.

Personal: Majoring in recreation and tourism studies ... Son of Phil Dell and Laurie Sears.

Dell's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   W-L-T         MIN  GA   GAA    SVS SV% SHO
2009-10 5 1-3-1 199:22 6 1.81 52 .897 1
2010-11 40 30-7-2 2349:02 70 1.79 857 .924 6
Totals 45 31-10-3 2548:24
76 1.79 909
.923 7

Dell's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   W-L-T         MIN  GA   GAA    SVS SV% SHO
2009-10 4 1-2-1 140:41 5 2.13 38 .884 1
2010-11 25 19-4-1 1432:09 47 1.97 487 .912 2
Totals 29 20-6-2 1572:50
1.98 525
.910 3

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