UND W Hockey BIO
Michelle Karvinen
Player Profile:
Michelle Karvinen 722427
Position: Forward
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rodovre, Denmark
Club: Finnish National Team
Major: Graphic Design and Technology

2013-14 (Senior): Named to the All-WCHA First Team and earned WCHA All-Academic Team honors … Skated in only 24 games … Recorded 23 points off of 14 goals and nine assists … Tied with Josefine Jakobsen for most goals on the team (14) … Recorded five multi-point games, including two multi-goal games … Scored two game-winning goals, both against St. Cloud State (Oct. 25 and Jan. 18) … Totaled 99 shots on goal … Skated with Team Finland at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games … Named the Olympics' best forward by the Directorate, becoming the first non-North American to earn the award … Led all players at the Olympics with five goals and seven points …  Tied with Jenni Hiirikoski for the highest plus/minus rating on Team Finland with a +4 rating … Led Finland with a .313 shooting percentage, scoring five goals on 16 shots … Averaged 24:19 of ice time through six games, the third most on Finland

2012-13 (Junior): An All-WCHA Second Team selection, Karvinen was third on the team in scoring with 18 goals and 29 assists through only 20 games … Recorded a season-high five points, with one goal and four assists, on three separate occasions (Nov. 18 vs Bemidji State, Dec. 1 vs RIT, Feb. 8 vs Minnesota State) … Recorded a point in the first 11 games she skated in (Nov. 17-Jan. 18) … Skated in her fourth IIHF Women's World Championship with Finland … Finished 19th in scoring at the tournament with three goals and one assist … Earned her second letter.

2011-12 (Sophomore):
WCHA Rookie of the Year ... All-WCHA third team and all-WCHA rookie team ... All-USCHO rookie team forward ... Four-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Feb. 8) ... Tied for the lead with two preseason WCHA Rookie of the Year votes ... Ranked tied for eighth in the nation in points (61), 20th in goals (24) and 10th in assists (37) ... Led the nation in points by a rookie ... Played in 36 games ... Had seven power-play goals, one shorthanded goal, three game-winning and two game-tying goals ... Tallied two hat tricks  and two unassisted goals ... Had a +23 plus/minus rating including one +5 game and 132 shots on goal for third on the team ... Has 27 penalties for 65 minutes averaging 3.67 shots per game, 0.67 goals per game, 1.03 assists per game and 1.69 points per game ... Earned her first letter ... Competed in her third IIHF World Championship where she finished tied for 27th in scoring and 14th in assists with five helping Finland to a fourth-place finish.

2010-11 (Freshman): Helped Finland to a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Championship ...  Ranked third and highest European in points (eight), sixth in goals (four) and10th in assists (four) ... Named to the Media All-Star team (only European).

Before UND: Competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics with Finland ... In five games played tallied three points from one goal and two assists ... Was one of three players on the team with a positive plus/minus (+1) ... Was tied for second on the team with 13 shots ... In first Olympic game had two assists against Russia (2/14/10) ... Scored lone goal in bronze-medal game against Sweden (2/25/10) ... Was the only European chosen for the All-Star team at the World Championship in 2009 where she finished the tournament with a team-leading five goals and seven points ... Has two gold medals in Finnish Championships with Espoo ... Was top point scorer in the Finnish women's league  and scored nearly 1.5 points per game (seven goals, nine assist in11 games)  in the Danish under-20 boys league.

Personal: Majoring in graphic design and technology ... Daughter of Heikki Karvinen and Hanne Olson ... Is a dual citizen of both Denmark and Finland ... Father played professionally in Sweden and Denmark ... Brother, Jannik, plays for Denmark's Rodovre Might Bulls (2007-present).

Career Statistics
Season GP G A Pts Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2011-12  26 24 37 61 132 .182 27-65 +23 7 1 3
2012-13 27 18 29 47 109 .165 14-28 +26 9 0 1
2013-14 24 14 9 23 99 .141 10-20 +10 2 1 2
Totals 87 56 75 131 340 .165 51-113 +59 18 2 6
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