HOBEY BAKER, ALL-AMERICA CANDIDATE
2002-03: Drafted by New Jersey in first round (17th overall) of NHL Entry Draft ... A 2003 Hobey Baker Finalist ... Only freshman among the 10 finalists and the first rookie finalist in school history ... Named to All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team ... Co-winner of UND’s Jeff Anderson Hockey Scholarship as team’s Most Valuable Player ... Also named team’s Rookie of the Year ... Named UND’s Male Rookie Athlete of the Year ... Led NCAA in rookie scoring with 1.56 points per game ... Finished eighth overall in national scoring race ... Finished second on UND in points (61), goals (26) and assists (35) ... His 61 points are the third-highest rookie total in school history ... His 35 assists are the sixth-best rookie total in UND history, while his 26 goals rank eighth and his eight power play goals rank seventh ... Led all WCHA freshmen in conference scoring at 1.23 points per game ... Four-time WCHA Rookie of the Week ... also named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week once (Oct. 14) ... IHCCA National Rookie of the Month for December ... Opened his collegiate career with eight points in two games at the Xerox College Hockey Showcase ... Scored three goals and an assist in his collegiate debut against Canisius (Oct. 11) ... Followed with two goals and two assists the next night against Michigan ... Went on to score 20 points in his first six games ... Second on team in faceoff percentage (57%) ... Had three hat tricks and 20 multi-point games ... Had an NCAA-best five assists at Princeton (Nov. 1) ... Had one five-point outing, three four-point outings, five three-point outings and 11 two-point outings ... Had six multi-goal games ... Had four points in WCHA playoff series against Denver ... Member of Team USA at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia ... Led U.S. in scoring with eight points (4-4) in seven games ... Tied for seventh in the tournament scoring race ... His faceoff percentage of 61.54 was the sixth-best in the tournaey ... Received nine of 10 coaches votes for preseason WCHA Rookie of the Year ... Earned first letter.
Before UND: Played four seasons at Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School ... Scored 73 goals and 101 assists for 174 points as a senior ... Two-time Most Valuable Player (2001, 2002) of the Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, Alta. ... Named Shattuck St. Mary’s Best All-Around Athlete as a senior ... Won gold medal with Team USA at 2002 World Under-18 Championships in Slovakia ... Scoring game-winning goal in gold medal game against Russia.
Personal: A 2002 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s ... Undecided on a major ... Brother of Fighting Sioux goalie Jordan Parise ... Son of J.P. and Donna Parise ... Father J.P. played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Cleveland Barons.