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#13 Connor Gaarder
Position: Forward
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 193
Year: Junior
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Previous Team: Coulee Region-NAHL
Major: Entrepreneurship
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Connor Gaarder
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 08/20/2011

Career: UND has never lost when he scores a goal (5-0-1).

2012-13 (Sophomore): Named to his first All-WCHA Academic Team ... Established career highs in points (11) and assists (7) and matched his career-best with four goals ... Scored all four of his goals during non-conference play, including a hat trick in a 4-2 win over No. 12 Boston University (Nov. 2) ... Also tallied the game-winner against the Terriers ... Had a season-high five shots on goal in that game ... His other goal came in a 3-2 win over No. 20 Holy Cross (Jan. 5) ... Earned second letter.

2011-12 (Freshman): Had four goals and six assists in 33 games ... Tied for second among UND freshmen with a +4 rating ... Scored the first goal in both games of UND’s WCHA first-round sweep over Bemidji State (March 9-10) ... Was also a +2 in the series ... Was named WCHA Rookie of the Week on Jan. 4 after a 4-point series against Harvard (Dec. 30-31) ... Had a goal and two assists for his first career 3-point game in a 7-3 series finale win ... Scored his first career goal the night before in a 4-4 tie ... Was a +3 in that series ... Collected his first collegiate point with an assist in UND’s 7-6 win over No. 4 Colorado College (Nov. 25) … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Spent the 2010-11 season with the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) ... Amassed 61 points in 58 games, including 24 goals and a team-leading 37 assists ... Scored nine power-play goals ... Added eight points in nine playoff games ... Was invited to the NAHL Top Prospects tournament in Boston, where he collected nine points in seven games ... Played for the NAHL’s North Iowa Outlaws in 2009-10 and scored 13 goals and 13 assists in 58 games ... A 2009 graduate of Edina High School ... Prep teammate of former UND defenseman Joe Gleason while at Edina High School ... Grandson of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Jerry Burns.

Personal: Majoring in entrepreneurship ... Son of Tim Gaarder and Erin Burns.

Gaarder's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2011-12 33 4 6 10 5/10 2 0 0 +4
2012-13 34 4 7 11 6/12 1 0 1 +2
Totals 67 8
13
21
11/22
3
0
1
+6

Gaarder's Career WCHA Statistics:
Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2011-12 22 0 4 4 4/8 0 0 0 -1
2012-13 21 0 4 4 4/8 0 0 0 E
Totals 43 0
8
8
8/16
0
0
0
-1