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Austin Poganski
Player Profile:
Austin Poganski 1867539
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
Club: Tri-City-USHL
Major: Entrepreneurship

Career: Leads all active Fighting Hawks in collegiate games played (122), points (64), assists (38) and game-winning goals (7).

2017-18 (Senior): Team captain.

2016-17 (Junior): Assistant captain ... Named to his third straight NCHC Academic All-Conference Team ... Also named a NCHC Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row ... Co-recipient (with Trevor Olson) of UND’s Coaches’ Unsung Hero Award … Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 12 goals ... Matched his career high with 25 points, good for fifth on the team ... Tied for third on the team with a career-high four power-play goals ... Scored the game’s only goal in UND’s 1-0 NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal win over top-ranked Denver (March 17) ... Scored a goal each night in the NCHC Quarterfinals against #20 St. Cloud State (March 10-11) ... Added an assist in Saturday’s 6-5 overtime win in Game 2 ... Scored GWG in 3-1 win over Miami (Jan. 14) ... Led NCHC in points per game (1.75) and goals per game (1.00) during the month of December ... Had four goals and three assists in four games during the month, including a pair of 3-point outings ... Had two goals and an assist in UND’s 3-1 win at No. 10 Union (Dec. 31) ... Also had two goals and an assist in UND’s 5-1 win over No. 18 Western Michigan (Dec. 9), the second 3-point game of his career ... Had a 4-game point streak snapped the following night in what was his 100th collegiate game ... Opened the season with points in four of his first five games ... Had career-high 11 shots on goal in Oct. 8 win over Canisius, the most shots by a UND player since Zach Parise had 11 at Michigan Tech on Jan. 17, 2004 … Earned third letter.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Named to both the NCHC Scholar-Athlete team and to his second straight NCHC Academic All-Conference Team ... UND’s only player to have played in all 44 games ... Established career highs in every offensive category ... Ranked fifth on the team in points (25) ... Tied for second on the team with five game-winning goals, which ranks tied for fifth in the NCHC and is tied for 11th nationally ... Scored a third-period goal in the national championship game vs. Quinnipiac (April 9), giving UND a 5-1 lead with 9:19 remaining … Scored the overtime game-winner on a penalty shot in UND’s 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 19) ... Goal was UND’s first OT penalty shot goal since Drew Stafford scored on Maine’s Jimmy Howard on Oct. 8, 2004 ... Scored the GWG in both games of a sweep of Denver (Dec. 4-5) ... Had three goals in that series ... Notched the game-winner in a 5-2 win over Lake Superior State in the season opener at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Portland, Maine (Oct. 9) ... Also had the game-winner in a 5-1 win over Colorado College (Jan. 23) ... Enjoyed six multi-point games … Earned second letter.

2014-15 (Freshman): Named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Received team’s Most Improved Player award … Ranked third among UND’s freshmen with 14 points in 38 games ... Ranked third among NCHC freshmen with a plus-11 rating ... Tied for second in rooking scoring during NCHC Tournament with three points (all assists) in four games ... Those three assists all came during the NCHC Quarterfinals, making him the league’s top rookie scorer during the first round ... Set up Connor Gaarder’s series-clinching goal with 1:22 left in the third period in Game Two of the NCHC Quarterfinals against Colorado College (March 14) ... Had a career-high-tying two assists in that game ... Also had one assist in Game One ... Had a career-high three points with two goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over Niagara (Jan. 16) ... Was also a season-best plus-3 in that game ... Had six points (1g, 5a) in his last nine games after collecting eight points in his first 27 games ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 2-2 overtime tie vs. #5 Providence (Oct. 25) … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft … Spent the 2013-14 season with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm, collecting 19 goals and 12 assists in 55 games … Led the team and ranked fourth in the USHL with 11 power-play goals … Also paced Tri-City in short-handed goals (3) and shooting percentage (15.3) … Spent the previous three seasons playing for St. Cloud Cathedral High School, where he amassed 156 career points … Named the 2012-13 St. Cloud Times All-Area Boys Hockey Player of the Year after racking up 35 goals and 31 assists in 23 games … Helped lead the United States to a silver medal at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where he scored seven goals in 11 games … Also played for the USA Hockey Under-18 Select Team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Cup … Led the U.S. Select Under-17 team in goals en route to a gold medal at the 2012 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.

Personal: Majoring in entrepreneurship … Son of Rick and Kim Poganski.

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