UND M Hockey BIO
Troy Stecher
Player Profile:
Troy Stecher 1742789
Position: Defense
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 191
Year: Junior
Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia
Club: Penticton-BCHL
Major: Communication
  • Troy Stecher Career Statistics

2015-16 (Junior): Assistant captain … Earned All-America West Second Team accolades from the America Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) … Named to College Hockey News’ All-CHN First Team and to U.S. College Hockey Online’s All-USCHO Third Team ... All-NCHC Second Team ... Finalist for NCHC Defenseman of the Year and NCHC Offensive Defenseman of the Year ... Two-time NCHC Defenseman of the Week ... Received team’s Cliff “Fido” Purpur Award given to the player who exemplifies hard work, determination, and being a creator of excitement on the ice … Established career highs in points (29), goals (8), assists (21) and plus/minus (+26) ... More than doubled his previous career high of 13 points set in 2014-15 ... Led UND defensemen in scoring and ranked third in the NCHC ... Tied for third among NCHC rearguards in goals ... First UND defenseman with at least 20 assists in a season since Chay Genoway had 31 in 2010-11 ... Led NCHC defenseman with 112 shots on goal ... Named to NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team after posting a plus-3 in each of the two games … Was a plus or even in 39 of his 43 games ... Reached the scoresheet in 20 games, including eight multi-point games ... Topped NCHC defensemen with four points while shorthanded ... Named to Ice Breaker All-Tournament Team to open the season in Portland, Maine (Oct. 9-10) … Earned third letter … Signed free-agent contract with NHL’s Vancouver Canucks following the season.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Registered career highs in points (13), goals (3) and assists (10) despite playing in eight fewer games than his previous season ... Named to the NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team after collecting one assist, six blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in a pair of 4-1 UND wins ... His plus-4 tied teammate Drake Caggiula for the national lead during the NCAA regionals ... Set up Caggiula’s short-handed goal midway through the second period of UND’s semifinal win over No. 11 Quinnipiac (March 27) ... Scored a short-handed goal one week later in UND’s 5-3 loss to Boston University in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal … Suffered a lower-body injury in UND’s Dec. 6 win vs. Lake Superior State that kept him out of the lineup for the next eight games ... Had amassed one goal and eight assists with a plus-10 in 17 games to that point ... Had two goals and two assists with a plus-1 in 17 games after returning to the lineup on Jan. 30 at No. 5 Omaha ... Led UND in blocked shots per game (2.09) and ranked second in total blocked shots (71) ... His six blocks during the regional tournament ranked second on the team behind his defense partner Gage Ausmus (7) ... Blocked seven in two games at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff (March 20-21) ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Oct. 27 after enjoying a pair of 2-assist games in a win and a tie against No. 5 Providence (Oct. 24-25) ... Was also a plus-3 in the series … Earned second letter.

2013-14 (Freshman): UND’s only freshman defenseman to appear in all 42 games … Registered two goals and nine assists to rank sixth among NCHC rookie defensemen in scoring … His plus-9 rating ranked third among NCHC rookie defensemen and sixth among all freshman skaters … Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Dec. 2 after collecting an assist and a plus-2 rating in UND’s series split with St. Lawrence (Nov. 29-30) … Was a plus-2 with one assist in UND’s 5-0 win vs. Western Michigan in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place game (March 22) ... Scored a goal in UND’s 4-3 win over Colorado College in Game 3 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 16), snapping a personal 30-game goal-scoring drought ... Goal was his second of the season and first since Nov. 2 vs. St. Cloud State ... Goal also snapped a 9-game point drought ... Was a career-best plus-3 in a 3-2 win vs. Colorado College on Jan. 11 ... Was plus-4 in the series ... Matched his season high with three blocked shots in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Spent the past three seasons with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL … A teammate of future UND teammate Wade Murphy for the previous two years … Was named 2012-13 BCHL Interior Conference Defenseman of the Year after collecting 47 points (8g, 39a) in 52 games … Was also named to the BCHL Interior Conference First All-Star Team … Led the league’s defensemen in assists … Served as team captain in 2012-13 … Won a silver medal with Canada West at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge … Was named to the BCHL Interior Conference Second All-Star Team in 2011-12 after recording 42 points (5g, 37a) in 53 games  and leading the Vees to a BCHL championship … Went on to be named RBC Cup Playoffs Top Defenseman after scoring 15 points in 26 games and leading Penticton to a Canadian Junior A national championship … Helped Canada West to a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge … Had 20 points (5g, 15a) in 54 games as a rookie with Penticton in 2010-11 … A 2012 graduate of Penticton High School.

Personal: Majoring in communication … Son of Peter and Tracey Stecher.

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