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Christian Wolanin
Player Profile:
Christian Wolanin 2339642
Position: Defense
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 192
Year: Junior
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Club: Muskegon-USHL
Major: Undeclared

2016-17 (Sophomore): Earned his second straight selection to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team ... Tied for fifth among NCHC defensemen with a career-high 22 points ... Led UND defensemen in scoring during the postseason with two goals and three assists in five games ... Scored the game-tying goal with 4:26 left in regulation in an eventual 4-3 double-overtime loss to Boston University in the NCAA West Region semifinal (March 24) … Had a pair of assists in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff championship game vs. Minnesota Duluth (March 18) ... Also had a 2-point outing in a 6-5 overtime win over #20 St. Cloud State in Game 2 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 11) ... Sent the game into overtime with his game-tying goal with 4:02 left in the third period ... Also picked up an assist and matched his career high four blocked shots ... Scored a goal and matched his career high with a plus-4 rating in a 6-4 win over Omaha (Feb. 24) ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Jan. 9 after a 4-point series at Omaha (Jan. 6-7) ... Scored his first two goals of the season and added an assist in the series finale, his first collegiate 2-goal game first 3-point game ... Followed up with a goal and an assist in his next game vs. Miami (Jan. 14) ... Led all players with a plus-2 rating and had an assist in UND’s 4-3 win over #3 Boston College at Madison Square Garden (Dec. 3) … Earned second letter.

2015-16 (Freshman): Named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … Named to UND’s Dean’s List during the Spring 2016 semester … Appeared in 32 games as a freshman, collecting four goals and 11 assists ... Ranked third among rookie NCHC defensemen in scoring with his 15 points ... His plus-16 rating also ranked third among NCHC rookie defenders ... Had three points (all assists) and a plus-4 rating in his final five games ... Has a pair of 2-assist games: March 5 vs. Western Michigan and Oct. 30 at Colorado College ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 5-2 win at Vermont (Oct. 24) ... Registered a minus rating just four times in 32 games … Was a plus-1 with two shots on goal in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game against top-ranked Quinnipiac (April 9) after sitting out the semifinal win vs. Denver … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … Spent the last three years in in the USHL … Named to USHL Second All-Star Team in 2014-15 after scoring 14 goals and 27 assists in 41 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks … Ranked second among USHL defensemen in goals and fifth in points … Led all USHL rearguards with 184 shots on goal … Totaled six goals and 28 assists in 109 games over his previous two seasons with Muskegon and Green Bay … A 2013 graduate of Ashwaubenon High School in the Green Bay suburb of Ashwaubenon.

Personal: Majoring in communication… Son of Craig and Chantal Wolanin … Father was an NHL defenseman who enjoyed a 13-year career with New Jersey, Quebec, Colorado, Tampa Bay and Toronto.

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