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Drake Caggiula
Player Profile:
Drake Caggiula 901497
Position: Forward
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
Club: Stouffville-OJHL
Major: Kinesiology
  • Drake Caggiula Career Statistics

2015-16 (Senior): Assistant captain ... Earned second-team All-America West honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) … Named to U.S. College Hockey Online’s All-USCHO First Team … Named to All-NCHC First Team ... Finalist for NCHC Player of the Year and NCHC Forward of the Year ... Received UND’s Glenn “Red” Jarrett Male Athlete of the Year Award (all sports) and the Jeff Anderson Scholarship Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player … Established career highs in every offensive category and led the nation with a school-record (since 2001-02) plus-46 rating ...Tied for eighth in the national scoring race with a career-high 51 points … Tied for third nationally with seven game-winning goals ... Tied for fifth nationally in goals (25) and tied for seventh goals per game (0.64) ... Earned all-tournament honors at both the NCAA Midwest Region Championship (2 goals) and the NCAA Frozen Four (4 goals, 1 assist) ... Named NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player after amassing four goals and one assist in two games … Scored a pair of third-period goals in the national championship game vs. Quinnipiac … Had two goals and one assist in the national semifinal vs. Denver … Ended his collegiate career with a career-best 13-game point streak, racking up 10 goals and nine assists with a plus-21 during that stretch ... Reached the scoresheet in 31 of his 39 games, including 14 multi-point games and five 3-point outings ... Was held without a point in consecutive games just once all season ... Figured in on 14 game-winning goals (7g, 7a), the most in the nation ... Twenty-two of his points came during the third period, the most in the NCHC and third-most in the country ... Was a plus or even in 37 of 39 games ... His seven-game winning goals tied for fifth-most in UND single-season history ... Twenty of his career-high 25 goals came at even strength or short-handed ... Registered his first career hat trick in a 4-3 win at St. Cloud State (Nov. 20) ... Matched his career high with four points (1g, 3a) in UND’s home opener vs. Bemidji State (Oct. 17) ... His short-handed, game-winning goal against Alabama-Huntsville (Jan. 2) was named the No. 1 play that night on ESPN’s SportsCenter ... Named to Ice Breaker All-Tournament Team to open the season ... Named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 30 after collecting four goals and an assist in a sweep at Michigan State (Nov. 27, 29) … Earned fourth letter … Signed a free-agent contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers following the season.

2014-15 (Junior): Named to All-NCHC Second Team ... Established career highs in every offensive category, including a team-leading 36 points ... Tied for the national lead in short-handed goals (3) and was tied for ninth in game-winning goals (5) ... Led UND in scoring during conference play with 22 points in 24 NCHC games ... Hit the scoresheet in 25 of 42 games, most on the team ... Boasted eight multi-point games, including a career-best 4-point effort (1g, 3a) in UND’s 6-1 win over No. 5 Providence (Oct. 24) ... Earned NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team honors after leading all players with three points (2g, 1a) in two games ... Was also a plus-4 on the weekend ... Scored the game-winning goal in UND’s 4-1 win over No. 13 St. Cloud State in the regional championship (March 28) ... Had a goal and an assist one night earlier in a 4-1 semifinal win over No. 11 Quinnipiac ... Was named NCHC Player of the Month for November after leading the conference with 13 points (6g, 7a) in nine games ... Earned NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 17 after a 5-point weekend in a series split with No. 7 Miami (Nov. 14-15) ... Won 56.1 percent of his faceoffs ... Notched the overtime game-winner in UND’s 3-2 win at Western Michigan (Feb. 21) ... Also scored the winner one night earlier in a 3-1 regulation win at WMU ... Scored game-tying goal with 29 seconds left in regulation in UND’s 3-2 overtime win over Air Force (Nov. 1) in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game ... Also scored the game-tying goal with 48 seconds left in regulation of an eventual 3-2 overtime loss at Omaha (Jan. 30) … Earned third letter.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Ranked third on the team in goals (11) and tied for fourth in points (24), establishing career highs in both ... Also established career highs in assists (13) ...  Led all players with six shots on goal in UND’s 2-1 loss to top-ranked Minnesota in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal … Ranked second on the team with eight shots on goal in UND’s two NCAA Midwest Region tournament games ... Was plus-2 with an assist in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal vs. Wisconsin (March 28) ... Tied for the team lead in scoring during the NCHC playoffs with four points (2g, 2a) in five games ... Led UND in scoring during the NCHC Quarterfinals with two goals and two assists in three games ... Also led the team with 12 shots on goal in the series ... Notched a goal and an assist in each of the first two games of that 3-game series ... Those were his first multi-point games since collecting a goal and an assist in each of the first two games of the regular season Oct. 11-12 vs. Vermont ... Registered a career-high nine shots on goal in Game 2 against CC ... Scored the game-winning goals in a 3-1 win over Northern Michigan (Dec. 14) and in a 3-2 win at Nebraska Omaha (Nov. 10) ... Matched his career best with a 4-game point streak from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21 ... Ranked third on the team in shots on goal (97) and fifth in shooting percentage (.113) ... Scored a highlight reel goal vs. St. Cloud State on Nov. 1 that received national attention when it was named the top play on FOX Sports 1’s FOX Sports Live later that night ... The goal was also named the top goal of the week by both the NCAA and NCHC … Earned second letter.

2012-13 (Freshman): Appeared in 39 games and led the team in shooting percentage (16.3 percent) ... Ranked second among the team’s freshmen in points (16), goals (eight) and assists (eight) ... Topped UND’s rookies with two game-winning goals ... Scored twice and was named the game’s No. 2 star in UND’s 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five quarterfinal (March 17) ... That performance ended a 12-game goal-scoring drought ... Both of his goals in that game tied the score, first at 1-1 in the first period and then again at 3-3 in the third period ... Had a pair of 2-goal games on the season, both coming against CC ... Also scored twice in a 5-3 loss at No. 18 CC (Nov. 30) ... Scored game-winning overtime goal the following night in a 3-2 win over the Tigers (Dec. 1) ... Also scored the game-winner in 4-1 win vs. Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 26), his first career goal ... Had four 2-point games ... Had 2-assist games in a 4-4 tie vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 16) and in a 6-3 win vs. No. 6 Denver (Dec. 8) ... Racked up three goals and three assists during a 4-game point streak from Nov. 30 at CC through Dec. 8 vs. Denver ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Alaska Anchorage at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks ... Was a plus-1 with four shots on goal in his debut ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Spent the previous two seasons with the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) ... Scored 10 goals and 24 assists 25 in games in 2011-12 ... Led Stouffville to OJHL regular season and playoff titles and a berth in the Dudley Hewitt Central Canada Junior A Championship final ... Was named most valuable player of the OJHL playoffs after racking up a league-leading 17 goals and 37 points in 23 games ... Named OJHL 1st Team All-Prospect for the second straight season ... Won a silver medal playing for Team Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge ... Began the season with Des Moines of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and had one goal and one assist in four games ... Played in 48 games with Stouffville in 2010-11 and collected 22 goals and 23 assists ... Added two goals and six assists in eight playoff games ... A 2012 graduate of PEAC Academy.

Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... Son of Sal and Terri Caggiula.

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