27 - Zach Tolkinen
Zach Tolkinen
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minn.
High School: Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Position: DEFENSEMAN

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13:
Selected to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team…Saw action in 38 games…Scored two goals and had five assists…Registered an assist on Nov. 10 vs. Cornell and Nov. 16 at Clarkson…Assisted on the Bobcats lone goal on Jan. 11 vs. Rensselaer…Added one assist on Feb. 2 at Yale…Scored his first goal of the season on the power play against Cornell on Mar. 16…Scored again against Cornell on Mar. 17…had an assist in the Frozen Four against St. Cloud State on Apr. 11.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12:
Had a break-out season with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points…Appeared in both games at Ohio State...Scored his first goal of the season in the Bobcats 4-3 win on 10/8 ... Had two assists in Quinnipiac’s 7-1 win against Canisius on 10/15 ... Scored his first career goal in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 win against Bentley on 10/18 ... Also added an assist ... Scored a power-play goal in a 2-2 tie against No. 9 Union on 12/2 ... Assisted on both the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 3-2, come-from-behind victory against RPI on 12/3 ... Had an assist in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 win against Sacred Heart on 12/9 ... Capped off a Bobcats’ two-goal come-back with the game-tying goal against Brown on 1/7 ... Had an assist in a 6-3 loss to Harvard on 2/3 .. .Had two assists in a 4-3 loss to St. Lawrence on 2/10 ... Assisted on a goal in  a 7-6 win at Clarkson on 2/11 ... Had one goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against Brown on 2/24.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010–11:
Appeared in 26 games for the Bobcats, recording three assists … Had an assist at Brown on Nov. 5 for his first collegiate point … Recorded an assist in a win at Colgate on Nov. 13 … Assisted on a goal in a win over Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 31.

BEFORE QUINNIPIAC:
Suited up for the Fairbanks (Alaska) Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League…Totaled 37 points on 12 goals and 25 assists to help Fairbanks to a second place finish for the 2009–10 Robertson Cup National Championship…Had two goals and three assists in the playoffs…All Conference honoree…Named a Ted Brill Great 8 honoree…Hobey Baker Character Award recipient…Graduated from Centennial Senior High School in 2008…Lettered twice in hockey and three times in tennis.

PERSONAL
Son of Cheri and Gary Tolkinene…Father, Gary, played hockey at Concordia College and coaches hockey at Centennial Senior High School..Has a brother, Erik, two sisters, Jane and Rachel…Majoring in Pre-Medicine…Born in St. Paul, Minnesota.