15 - Zach Hansen
Zach Hansen
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minn.
High School: Sioux Falls (USHL)
Position: DEFENSEMAN

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-10:
Appeared in 35 games…Established himself as one of the top defenseman in ECAC Hockey…Totaled three goals and 16 assists…Ranked seventh among all ECAC Hockey defenseman with two goals and 11 assists for 13 points against league opponents…Had an assist in a 4-2 win against No. 17 Ohio State on 10/8…Scored in the Bobcats 3-1 win against Ohio State on 10/9…Had an assist in the Bobcats 3-2 overtime win against Bentley on 10/17…Had an assist in a 5-1 win against Harvard on 11/13…Had an assist in a 4-2 win against Dartmouth on 11/14…Had two assists in a 5-3 win against Colgate on 11/20…Had an assist in four straight games from 11/25 through 12/5…Had an assist in a 5-1 win against Princeton on 11/25, a 5-4 overtime win against No. 10 UMass on 11/28, a 7-4 loss to No. Yale on 12/4 and a 2-1 loss to Brown on 12/5…Also had an assist in a 5-2 win against American International on 12/12…Had a goal in a 2-0 win against Colgate on 2/6…Had an assist in a 5-0 win against St. Lawrence on 2/12…Had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Clarkson on 2/13…Assisted on a goal in a 5-3 loss to Rensselaer on 2/19…Had a goal and an assist against Yale in a 4-3 win on 2/27…Had an assist in the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round against Dartmouth.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09:
Suited up in 38 games...Led all ECAC Hockey defensemen with 17 assists, also a career-high...Ranked second in ECAC Hockey in defenseman points (23)...Of his career-high six goals, five came on the power play...Scored his first goal of the season on 10/18 against American In ternational in a 4-1 win...Had one assist in a 4-1 win over Connecticut on 11/1...Scored one goal and assisted on another in a 6-3 win over Union on 11/14... Had a goal and an assist against RPI on 11/15...Had one assist in 4-2 win over Clarkson on 11/18...Had one assist against St. Lawrence in a 5-2 win on 11/22...Scored his fifth goal of the season against Princeton on 12/3...Assisted on two goals in a 6-0 win against No. 20 Dartmouth on 1/3...Scored the game-winner against Niagara on 1/17...Had one assist in the Bobcats 8-5 loss to Robert Morris on 1/24...Had an assist in a 5-1 win over Brown on 1/30...Scored in the Bobcats 4-3 overtime loss to St. Lawrence on 2/13...Picked up an helper in a 5-3 win against Clarkson on 2/14...Had one assist in the Bobcats 3-3 tie with No. 7 Yale on 2/20...Picked up an helper in Quinnipiac's 3-2 loss to Brown on 2/21...Helped Quinnipiac to an ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round series victory against Colgate with four assists in three games, include two on 3/6 in a 3-2 overtime win...Totaled nine points in the final 10 games of the season.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08:
The Bobcats’ top freshman in 2007-08...Emerged as one of the top defensemen in the Bobcats’ rotation and in ECAC Hockey...Strong, physical player...An ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team selection...Totaled 10 points (two goals, eight assists)...His first career goal was a game-winner against RPI on 12/1 at the TD Banknorth Sports Center...His first career point came on 11/3 against Cornell...Had one assist in a 5-2 win over Princeton on 11/21...Had an assist against Robert Morris on 12/7 in a 4-2 win...Scored his second goal of the season against Brown in a 6-3 win on 1/11...Passed out one assist against Union in a 3-3 tie on 2/2...Totaled three assists against Brown in the Bobcats’ two-game sweep of the ECAC Hockey First Round series at the TD Banknorth Sports Center...Had one assist in Quinnipiac’s 7-6 overtime win on 3/7 and two assists in the series clincher on 3/8...Had an assist in Quinnipiac’s 3-1 loss to Harvard in the third game of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.

BEFORE QUINNIPIAC:
Spent his final season of junior hockey with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League...Tallied 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) in 2006–07 with the Stampede...Helped Sioux Falls claim the Clark Cup Championship...Selected by Sioux Falls in the first round of the 2006 USHL Entry Draft...Played scholastically at White Bear Lake (Minn.) High School before joining Sioux Falls...Recorded 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in just 16 games in his final season with the Bears.

 PERSONAL:
Born in St. Paul, Minn. ...Son of Lora and Jim Hansen...Majoring in business.

2009-10 HIGHS
Goals:..............................................1, three times
Assists:............................................. 2, at Colgate, 11/20/09
Points:............................................. 2,two times

CAREER HIGHS
Goals:..............................................1, 11 times
Assists:................................ 2, four times
Points:...........................................2, seven times


YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year                       GP           G             A             PTS        PIM
2007-08                 35           2              8              10           40
2008-09                 38           6              17           22           89
2009-10                 35           3              16           19           69
Totals                    108        11           41           51           198