|Hometown:||East Grand Forks, Minn.|
2016-17 (Freshman): Tied for fourth among NCHC rookie defensemen in points (12) and ranked fifth in assists (10) and plus/minus (+5) ... Assisted on Austin Poganski’s GWG in UND’s 1-0 NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal win over top-ranked Denver (March 17) ... Had two assists and was a plus-3 in UND’s 5-2 win at Miami in the regular-season finale (March 4) ... Blocked 52 shots, second-most on the team and a total topped by only one other NCHC freshman defenseman (Omaha’s Ryan Jones, 57) ... Scored his first career goal (the GWG) in a 5-1 win over #18 Western Michigan (Dec. 9) ... Collected his first college point with an assist in a 5-4 win over #18 Bemidji State (Oct. 22) ... Was a season-best plus-4 in a 5-2 win at Colorado College (Jan. 27), tying for a team season-best ... Had a goal and two assists in UND’s sweep at Omaha (Jan. 6-7) ... Had a goal and an assist in the series finale for his first multi-point game … Earned first letter.
Before UND: Spent the 2015-16 season with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees, where he was a teammate of future UND teammates Dixon Bowen and Tyson Jost … Served as an assistant captain and racked up three goals and 37 assists in 57 games … Ranked fifth among BCHL defensemen in scoring and fourth in assists … Received Penticton’s Unsung Hero and Best Conditioned Athlete awards … Spent the 2014-15 season with the USHL’s Fargo Force and had 10 assists in 46 games … A 2014 graduate of East Grand Forks Senior High School … Led EGF Senior High to a state championship in 2014 under head coach and former UND forward Tyler Palmiscno.
Personal: Majoring in pre-entrepreneurship … Son of Mark and LeAnne Poolman … Father is the athletic trainer and strength & conditioning coach for UND men’s hockey and played football at UND from 1986-88 … Younger brother of former UND defenseman Tucker Poolman (2014-17), now with the Winnipeg Jets organization.