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Nick Stephens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roseville, Minn.

High School:
Roseville Area

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198

Position:
F/D

Birthdate:
11/22/1977

Junior Team:
St. Paul Vulcans


1999-00: Played in 32 games... Recorded an assist in 3-1 win over Providence (1/8)... Scored only goal of the season vs. UMass Lowell (11/5)... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team... Named to the Dean's list in the fall... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall and spring for having a GPA above 3.0...

1998-99: Played in 33 games... Saw more time on penalty kills... Scored the game-winning goal on a shorthanded bid at Merrimack (3/5)... Posted a season-high two points (1g, 1a) in the 6-3 win over Northeastern (2/13)... Scored his first goal of the season in UMass' 4-3 loss to UMass Lowell (10/22)... Also notched a goal in the Harvard (11/8), UNH (12/12), Western Michigan (12/29) and UMass Lowell (2/20) games... Played at defense in five games...

1997-98: Appeared in 27 games with three goals and five assists... Named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Feb. 23 after scoring the game-winner against No. 3 UNH... Had a goal and three assists in the home-and-home series with the Wildcats (2/20, 2/22)... Had the best +/- rating on the team, finishing +1 on the season... Had a goal and added an assist in the tie with Maine (3/7)... Recorded first career goal during a four-on-four situation to tie a game against UMass Lowell (11/14) and send the contest into overtime... First assist came on Kris Wallis' goal that put UMass up 3-2 with 2:26 to play at Princeton (12/12)... Top offensive game came against UNH (2/20), where he had two assists on goals by Kris Wallis and Jeff Turner...

BEFORE UMASS: Played for Steve Sertich and Gordie Genz at Roseville Area... Played for the St. Paul Vulcans (United States Hockey League) as a senior... Scored 20 points in his last season with St. Paul... Recorded 100 points (40g, 60a) at Roseville... Team MVP as a junior... Was named among the top 10 college prospects in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 1995-96...

PERSONAL: Nicholas William Stephens... Son of Fred and Linda Stephens... Born November 22, 1977 in Charlottesville, Va.... An Exercise Science major.

CAREER STATS
Year	GP	G	A	Pts.	Pen/Min	PPG	GWG	SHG	+/-
1997-98	27	3	5	8	18/44	0	1	0	+1
1998-99	33	7	3	10	22/47	0	1	2	+0
1999-00	32	1	2	3	17/45	0	0	0	-1
Totals	92	11	10	21	57/136	0	2	2	0

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