71 Thomas Pöck
All-America CandidateAS A JUNIOR IN 2002-03:
Hobey Baker Award Candidate
Pöck was one of the most decorated athletes in Hockey East, scoring 37 points (17 g, 20 a) to lead all Hockey East blue-liners in scoring and rank fourth nationally... His 17 goals ranked second among defensemen nationally... Was named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star and was named the team's most valuable player... Led the team with 12 multi-point games, including five in a six-game stretch (11/15 - 11/30)... Recorded the first hat trick by a defenseman in school history against Providence (1/5)... Was named to the Hockey East Hobey Baker "watch" list... Set a school record for points in a game by a defenseman with five and tied the defenseman assist record with three in an 8-6 win over UConn... Tallied four points in the two-game sweep of Maine in the Hockey East Quarterfinals... Was named to the insidecollegehockey.com All-European Team... Won three weekly Hockey East awards (POW, 11/18; POW, 12/16; DPOW, 1/6)... Also earned three Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week citations (11/20, 1/9 and 2/19)... Was named USCHO.com National Defensive Player of the Week after his hat trick against Providence... Set or tied several season or career records, including season goals, assists and points by a defenseman... Was named runner-up for Hockey East Player of the Month in December... Selected to the Everblades College Classic All-Tournament Team in late December... Ranks tied for 27th on the school's all-time scoring chart.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2001-02:
Played in 23 of the team's 34 games... Finished tied for fifth on the team in scoring despite missing 11 games as a member of the Austrian National Team that played in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City... Tied for third on the team with two power play goals... Had 13 penalties for 26 minutes... Scored the game-winning goal 1:20 into overtime and also had an assist in the 4-3 victory against Northeastern (1/26)... Netted a power play goal and an assist in the season-opening 4-2 victory over Niagara (10/13)... Had a pair of assists in the 4-0 victory against Dartmouth (11/24)... Fell one game short of tying the UMass Division I record by scoring a goal in three straight games against Northeastern (11/03), Michigan State (11/9) and Connecticut (11/11)... Recorded a single assist in games against Providence (10/28), UMass Lowell (11/17) and Northeastern (1/25)... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring semester.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000-01:
Played in 33 games... Led all freshman in scoring with 12 points on six goals and six assists... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week following the Wisconsin series (10/6 & 10/7)... Scored his first collegiate goal in the season-opener at Wisconsin (10/6)... Recorded his first career mulitiple-point game with two assists against UMass Lowell (11/3)... Assisted on both Minuteman goals in the 2-1 victory over Merrimack (1/20)... Recorded a goal and an assist in the 2-2 overtime tie with Connecticut (11/16)... Had one goal in games against Merrimack (10/27), Colgate (10/21), St. Cloud State (11/25) and Northeastern (1/12)... Had one assist in the victory over Brown (1/2).
BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS:
Played for the Klagenfurt Athletic Club in Austria... Scored five goals and 21 assists for 26 points and was named the league's Rookie of Year... Won a World Championship with the Austria Under-20 National Team in the C Pool at Nagano, Japan... Netted four goals and seven assists in four games... Named the best forward at the World Championships... Played 10 exhibition games for the Austria National Team scoring one goal and two assists.
THE THOMAS PÖCK PERSONAL FILE:
Thomas Dietmar Pöck... Son of Herbert and Monika Pöck... Born Dec. 2, 1981, in Klagenfurt, Austria... Sport mangement major... Was ranked 170th in the final NHL Central Scouting Service rankings for North American skaters prior to the 2001 NHL Entry Draft... His father, Herbert, played four seasons on the Klagenfurt Athletic Club for current Minuteman assistant coach Bill Gilligan. Herbert, who played in three different Olympics, is the fourth all-time leading scorer in Austrian National Team history and was named head coach of the Austrian National Team this past June.
Thomas Pöck at Massachusetts