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Joe Finley
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Joe Finley 95430
Position: Defense
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
High School: Sioux Falls-USHL

2007-08 (Junior): Named to All-WCHA Academic Team for second straight season ... Appeared in all 43 games ... Led the team in plus/minus (+24) for the second straight year ... Achieved career highs in goals (four), assists (11) and points (15) ... Scored 14 of his 15 points and all four of his goals during WCHA games ... Ranked sixth among WCHA defensemen in scoring during league play ... Was a +5 in 6-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 5) ... Put together a career-long three-point scoring streak (three assists) from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25 ... Had a season-high two assists against St. Cloud State (March 8) for his lone multi-point game of the season ... Scored the game-winning goal against Michigan Tech (Jan. 11) ... Earned third letter.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Played in 41 of UND’s 43 games ... Led team with a plus/minus rating of +19 ... Had one goal and three assists on the season ... Had career-high three points (all assists) for the first multi-point game of his career in a 7-2 win at St. Cloud State on March 3 ... Named March 6 WCHA Defensive Player of the Week ... Scored the first goal of his career on Jan. 6 at Colorado College; the goal was a power play goal and the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over CC ... Had 32 penalties, second on the team to Kyle Radke’s 49 ... Finley’s 72 penalty minutes tied with Zach Jones for second-most on the team ... Named WCHA All-Academic for first time in his career ... One of  league-tying high of 11 UND players named WCHA All-Academic ... Earned second letter.

2005-06 (Freshman): Appeared in 43 games as a freshman ... Tied for fifth on the team with a +18 plus/minus rating ... Logged a plus or even plus/minus rating in 13 of his last 14 games ... Ranked fourth on the team with 96 penalty minutes ... Earned his first career points with an assist in back-to-back games at Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 11-12) ... Made his collegiate debut Oct. 8 vs. Miami (OH) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted in the first round (27th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2004-05 season with Sioux Falls of the USHL ... Played in 55 games and scored three goals (two power play) and had 10 assists for 13 points, while compiling 181 penalty minutes ... Member of Team World in the 2005 USHL Prospects/All-Star game ... Played two seasons for Edina (Minn.) High School.

Personal: Majoring in management ... A 2005 graduate of Edina High School ... Son of Ray and Mary Jane Finley.

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