2005-06 Obi Aduba Photo Gallery
17 Obi Aduba
As a junior in 2005-06: Appeared in 9 games ... Recorded 5 shots for the season ... Finished with one penalty for two minutes ... Recorded shots at Clarkson (10/15), vs. Holy Cross (10/21), and vs. New Hampshire (10/28) ... Had two shots at UMass Lowell (1/13) ... Wore No. 17
As a sophomore in 2004-05: Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 26 of 38 games ... Ended the season with four points (2g, 2a) ... Was named Most Improved Player by his teammates ... Scored first career goal vs. Merrimack (11/5) on UMass' fifth goal of the game en route to an 8-2 win, also assisted on eighth goal for his only multi-point game of the season and second of his career ... Added an assist in win over Northeastern (3/4) ... Rounded out the season with a goal in overtime loss to Boston College (3/11) ... Had two penalties for four minutes ... Wore No. 10.
As a freshman in 2003-04: Game-by-Game Statistics
Aduba had a solid freshman season for the Minutemen ... Played in 28 games for UMass, including 24 of the last 27 contests and 14 straight from Nov. 21 to Jan. 29 ... Finished season with five points (0g, 5a) ... Was a big hit in his first career game, dishing out two assists against Connecticut (10/9) for his only multi-point game ... Dished out an assist on UMass' final goal in a 5-3 win over Merrimack (11/8) ... Recorded a helper on UMass' first goal in the Minutemen's 4-1 win over New Hampshire (2/6), after winning a face-off back to Nick Kuiper ... Notched assist on UMass' first goal in quarterfinals-series clinching 3-1 win over UMass Lowell (3/12) ... Also recorded 10 penalties for 20 minutes and an even plus-minus rating.
BEFORE UMASS: An athletic, physical forward, Aduba played for two seasons for the Walpole Stars of the Eastern Junior Hockey League ... Finished the 2002-03 season with 29 points (9g, 20a) while appearing in 42 games ... Also recorded 30 penalty minutes ... Totaled 23 points (10g, 13a) in 32 games in 2001-02 ... Was a TVL All-Star during his sophomore and junior years at Medfield High School ... Also named a Metro West All-Star ... Accomplished track athlete and holds school records in the decathlon and javelin at Medfield High School ... Also played soccer for three years.
PERSONAL: Obiajulu Amalachukwu Aduba ... Born March 20, 1984, in Boston ... Son of Ben and Nonyem Aduba ... Was voted by insidecollegehockey.com as having one of the best names in college hockey ... A sociology major ... Name pronounced O-BEE uh-DEW-ba.