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Gage Ausmus
Player Profile:
Gage Ausmus 1743545
Position: Defense
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: East Grand Forks, Minn.
Club: U.S. NTDP
Major: Management
  • Gage Ausmus Career Statistics

2016-17 (Senior): Named team captain for second straight year … Joins Chay Genoway (2009-10, 2010-11), Dane Litke (1995-96, 1996-97) and Dave Hakstol (1990-91, 1991-92) as UND’s only two-time captains in the last 25 years.

2015-16 (Junior): Team captain ... Received UND’s Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship, given annually to the “player who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards, athletic excellence” … Led the team and ranked second in the NCHC with 91 blocked shots ... Blocked a season-high seven shots in a 5-2 win over Bemidji State in UND’s home opener (Oct. 17) ... Established a new career high with 11 points (all assists) ... Enjoyed his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists in a March 5 win over Western Michigan in the regular-season finale ... Also had a pair of assists in UND’s 5-1 win over top-ranked Quinnipiac in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game (April 9) … Was also a plus-2 in that game and blocked a game-high four shots … Registered a career-best plus-4 rating in the season opener against Lake Superior State at the Ice Breaker Tournament (Oct. 9) ... Missed the NCHC Quarterfinals due to injury but returned to action the following week at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff ... Had appeared in 78 consecutive games prior to the NCHC Quarterfinals ... Returned to play in his 100th collegiate game against Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal (March 18) … Earned third letter. 

2014-15 (Sophomore): Appeared in a career-high 42 games with career highs in points (6) and assists (4) ... Won the team’s Plus/Minus award with a team-leading plus-15, which tied him for second among NCHC defensemen ... Led the team and ranked second in the NCHC (ninth nationally) with 95 blocked shots ... Blocked a school-record nine shots in UND’s 5-1 win over Colorado College in Game One of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 13) ... Was a plus or even in 34 of his 42 games, including a career-best plus-3 in UND’s 7-1 win over Niagara (Jan. 16) ... Assisted on Bryn Chyzyk’s eventual game-winning goal in UND’s 4-1 win over No. 11 Quinnipiac in the NCAA West Region semifinal (March 27) ... Was a plus-1 in each game at the regional and blocked a team-leading seven shots … Earned second letter. 

2013-14 (Freshman): Appeared in 21 games, including 16 on defense and five at forward ... Had two goals and one assist on the season ... Scored his first collegiate goal Oct. 19 at No. 1 Miami ... Blocked a season-high four shots in a 5-3 win vs. Colorado College (Jan. 10) ... Was a plus or even in 17 of his 21 games … Earned first letter. 

 Before UND: Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... Participated in USA Hockey’s 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Aug. 2013 … Spent the previous two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program (NTDP) where he was a teammate of future UND teammate Keaton Thompson … Played in 66 games with the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2012-13 and registered two goals and 12 assists … Tied for second on the team with a plus-22 rating … Helped Team USA win a silver medal at the World Under-18 Championship … Spent the 2011-12 season with the U.S. Under-17 Team and collected two goals and four assists in 54 games … Named to Media All-Tournament Team at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ontario, where the U.S. placed second … Helped lead the 2011 U.S. National Under-17 Team to a Four Nations Tournament title in Balishikha, Russia … A 2013 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. …Played at East Grand Forks (Minn.) High School in 2010-11 prior to joining the NTDP and scored three goals and 11 assists in 15 games … Also played football as a sophomore quarterback for East Grand Forks High School team that advanced to the 2010 state tournament. 

Personal: Majoring in management … Son of Troy and Sandy Ausmus … Father played football at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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