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Derek Rodwell
Player Profile:
Derek Rodwell 718269
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 202
Year: Senior
Hometown: Taber, Alberta
Club: Okotoks-AJHL
Major: Entrepreneurship
  • Derek Rodwell Career Statistics

2013-14 (Senior): Earned Academic All-NCHC honors ... Received team’s Coaches’ Unsung Hero Award … Established career highs in points (10) and assists (five) while matching his personal high with five goals ... Doubled the five points he scored the previous two seasons combined ... Also posted a career-high plus-5 rating and scored the first two game-winning goals of his career ... Led the team and tied for second in the NCHC with three assists during the NCHC Quarterfinals best-of-3 series vs. Colorado College (March 14-16) ... Had entered the series with two assists in his first 25 games ... Had two assists in the series-clinching 4-3 win in Game 3, his final game at Ralph Engelstad Arena (March 16) ... Also the first 2-point game of his collegiate career … Earned fourth letter.

2012-13 (Junior): Named to his second straight All-WCHA Academic Team ... Scored a goal in UND’s 5-3 Game 1 win over Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA playoffs (March 15) ... Unassisted goal with 4:15 left in the second period put UND ahead 3-2 and snapped a personal 14-game goal-scoring drought ... His only other goal on the season came at Michigan Tech in a 6-1 win (Dec. 14) ... Was a plus or even in 27 of his last 31 games ... Recipient of UND’s Bertha “Pat” Byrne Hockey Scholarship Endowment ... Earned third letter.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Named to All-WCHA Academic Team ... Underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in February after suffering injury in Dec. 30 game against Harvard ... Had one goal and one assist in 19 games ... Scored his lone goal in a 4-3 win over No. 4 Colorado College (Nov. 26) ... Had his lone assist one week earlier in a 5-2 win at Bemidji State (Nov. 19) … Recipient of the Bertha “Pat” Byrne Hockey Scholarship Endowment … Earned his second letter.

2010-11 (Freshman): Named to Athletics Director’s Fall Honor Roll ... Tallied five goals and four assists in 39 games as a freshman ... Scored a goal in the regular season finale at Michigan Tech (March 5) ... Goal was his first of the second half of the season and ended a 19-game goal-scoring drought ... Scored a short-handed goal in a 7-3 loss at Maine (Oct. 22) ... Three of his five goals came against nationally-ranked opponents ... Scored his first career goal in a 5-2 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 16) ... Made his collegiate debut in a 3-1 win over No. 12 Alaska at the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage (Oct. 9) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Selected by New Jersey in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the previous three seasons with the AJHL’s Okotoks Oilers ... Scored 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) in 55 games in 2009-10 and led the Oilers to an AJHL South Division championship ... Ranked second on the team in assists and third in points ... Added nine points, including a team-leading six goals, in 11 playoff games ... Enjoyed 10 multi-point games during the regular season, including six three-point games ... Participated in 2010 AJHL All-Star Game and was named team captain of the South Division All-Star Team ... Had 17 goals and 12 assists in 41 games in 2008-09 and nine goals and 10 assists in 62 games in 2007-08 ... Was an Okotoks teammate of future UND teammates Corban Knight (2007-08 and 2008-09) and Brad Eidsness (2007-08).

Personal: Majoring in entrepreneurship ... Son of Tom and Loree Rodwell.

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