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#29 Chris VandeVelde
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 207
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorhead, Minn.
High School: Lincoln-USHL
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Chris VandeVelde
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 09/03/2009

Career: Graduated tied for eighth all-time at UND with 166 career games played ... Graduated ranked tied for 55th on UND's all-time scoring list with 117 career points (52 goals, 65 assists).

2009-10 (Senior): Assistant captain... Named to Inside College Hockey's All-America third team ... Named UND's Glenn "Red" Jarrett Male Athlete of the Year (all sports) ... Received team's Jeff Anderson Hockey Scholarship as player voted most valuable by his teammates ... Was both a WCHA Scholar Athlete and an All-WCHA Academic Team selection ... Led UND in scoring with a career-high 41 points, including a career-high 25 assists ... Scored 16 goals, including seven power-play goals and a career-best four game-winners ...Led UND to the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Final Five champions ... Named to WCHA Final Five All-Tournament Team after collecting two goals and three assists in three games ... Had game-winning power-play goal and set up an empty netter in UND’s 5-3 win over No. 6 St. Cloud State in the WCHA Final Five championship game (March 20) ... Also had a power-play goal in 4-3 semifinal win over No. 1 Denver (March 19) and two assists in 2-0 quarterfinal win over No. 11 Minnesota Duluth (March 18) ... Finished with 10 points (5g, 5a) in 10 career WCHA Final Five games ... Named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 16 after a six-point weekend (2g, 4a) at No. 4 St. Cloud State ... Had a goal and two assists in UND’s WCHA first round playoff series against Minnesota (March 12-14) ... Scored shorthanded goal in 6-0 win in Game One and added an assist in each of the next two games ... Opened the season with a five-game point streak, tying his career high ... Had first career 4-point game in 8-1 win at No. 4 St. Cloud State, scoring a goal and three assists ... Game also marked the first three-assist game of his career ... Earned fourth letter ... Signed contract with NHL's Edmonton Oilers following the season and made his professional debut with the AHL's Springfield Falcons, registering one assist in two games.

2008-09 (Junior): Achieved career highs in points (35), goals (18), power-play goals (eight), game-winning goals (two) and penalty minutes (69) ... Led the team in faceoff percentage (.555) and ranked second in points, goals, power-play goals and plus/minus rating (+10) ... Earned WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors a league-leading three times (Jan. 6, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24) ... Scored a pair of goals in NCAA Northeast Region semifinal against New Hampshire (March 28) ... Collected four points in UND's two-game sweep of Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA playoffs (March 13-14) ... Had a goal and an assist in each game and was a +4 in the series ... Also won 22 of 33 faceoffs in that series ... Scored the game-winning and MacNaughton Cup-clinching goal with 5:59 remaining in UND's 2-1 win at Wisconsin (March 6) ... Finished the season with 14 points (9g, 5a) in his last 11 games ... Recorded his first collegiate hat trick in a 6-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 21) ... Scored game-winning, unassisted shorthanded goal with 8.6 seconds remaining in the third period of a 4-3 win at No. 15 Minnesota State (Oct. 18) ... Was held without a point in just two regular season series ... Matched his career high with a five-game point streak from Dec. 28 to Jan. 10 ... Scored four goals and three assists during that stretch ... Earned third letter.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 43 games and achieved career highs in points (32), goals (15), assists (17), power-play goals (six), plus/minus (+10) and penalty minutes (38) ... Tied for seventh in the WCHA scoring race with 24 points (12g, 12a) during conference games ... Tied for fifth in the WCHA with 12 goals during league play ... Scored four power-play goals in 28 league games to tie for eighth in the WCHA ... Finished 11th in overall scoring race and tied for 11th in overall goals ... Ranked third on the team in scoring ... Tied for second on the Sioux in power-play goals ... Led the team in shooting percentage (17.2 percent) ... Matched his career-high with three points (1g, 2a) in 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Feb. 23) ... Enjoyed nine multi-point games ... Had a goal and an assist in UND's 4-2 win over Colorado College in the WCHA Final Five third place game ... Scored overtime game-winning goal at Minnesota Duluth (March 1) ... Earned second letter.

2006-07 (Freshman): Named UND's Most Improved Player at season's end ... Scored seven (3g, 4a) of his nine points on the season in UND's final nine games ... Scored a career-high three points (2g, 1a) in a 6-2 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA Final Five semifinals on March 16 ... Picked up his first career game-winning goal in the Final Five win over St. Cloud State ... Scored his first career goal in a 3-3 overtime time at St. Cloud State on March 2 ... Had an assist in UND's 8-5 win over Michigan in the NCAA West Region semifinals and another assist in UND's 6-4 loss to Boston College in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted in the fourth round (97th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2005-06 season playing for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL ... Scored 16 goals and had 20 assists in 56 games ... Three-year hockey letterwinner in high school and helped the Spuds to three consecutive Minnesota High School state tournament appearances ... Team MVP as senior and all-state and all-tournament selection ... Had 77 points in his senior season ... High school teammate of former UND and defenseman and current Ottawa Senator Brian Lee ... Also lettered two years in football and baseball.

Personal: Majoring in recreation and tourism ... A 2005 graduate of Moorhead (Minn.) High School ... Son of Mark and Janine VandeVelde ... Grandfather played baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.

VandeVelde's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2006-07 38 3 6 9 13/37 0 0 1 +4
2007-08 43 15 17 32 19/38 6 0 1 +10
2008-09 43 18 17 35 25/69 8 1 2 +10
2009-10 42 16 25 41 11/22 7 1 4 +4
Totals 166 52 65 117 68/166 21 2 8 +28

VandeVelde's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2006-07 24 1 3 4 9/18 0 0 0 +2
2007-08 28 12 12 24 14/28 4 0 1 +11
2008-09 28 10 11 21 19/46 5 1 2 +9
2009-10 27 10 18 28 10/20 5 0 1 -3
Totals 107 33 44 77 52/112 14 1 4 +19

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