MSU and Notre Dame will meet for the first time since 2013.
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NHL Post-Season Begins Tuesday
2004-05 Appeared in 29 games with 7-9--16 totals Suffered a cracked rib vs. Ohio State (Feb. 18) and missed the final 10 games of the season Won MSU's Fitness Award First goal of season vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 29) Scored game-winning tally in 4-2 win over Ferris State (Nov. 5) Set up MSU's lone goal in 1-1 OT tie vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) Picked up an assist on State's fourth goal at Michigan (Nov. 20) Drew an assist on State's fourth goal in 4-0 win at Wisconsin (Nov. 26) First multiple-point game of the season with goal and assist at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) Drew an assist in back-to-back games at Miami (Jan. 7-8) Missed the Western Michigan series (Jan. 14-15) due to illness CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after his four-point performance against Lake Superior State (Jan. 21-22) Tallied two goals in Friday's 8-0 win and posted a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 OT tie against LSSU Registered a goal and assist in 6-5 OT loss at Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 11).
2003-04: Appeared in 30 games with 8-10--18 totals Earned CCHA All-Academic special mention Selected to Academic All-Big Ten Men's At-Large Team Received State's Amo Bessone Award for athletic, scholastic and community participation Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2004 World Junior Championships, marking the first-ever gold medal for the U.S. Missed the GLI and NMU series playing at the World Junior Championships Missed eight games (Notre Dame, Miami, Wayne State and College Hockey Showcase series) with a knee injury Set up Jim Slater's game-winning marker vs. Minnesota-Duluth (Oct. 11) and added another assist on MSU's second goal Scored first goal of season at Western Michigan (Oct. 25) Scored MSU's fourth goal in 8-0 shutout of Ferris State (Oct. 31) Registered MSU's second goal in State's 2-0 victory vs. Michigan (Dec. 6) Tallied game-winning goal in 4-2 win at Ohio State (Jan. 23) Career-best four-point night, including second career hat trick, in 8-5 win at Lake Superior State (Feb. 5) Picked up an assist on the game-winning goal each night vs. UNO (Feb. 20-21) Tallied goal and assist vs. Michigan (March 5).
2002-03: Selected to CCHA All-Rookie Team MSU's top-scoring freshmen and team's fourth-leading scorer with 17-19--36 totals in 39 games Second on team with 17 goals Eleventh in the nation in points per game among rookies (0.92) Selected as MSU's Rookie of the Year Scored first collegiate goal in a 3-1 victory over Northern Michigan (Oct. 19) Scored MSU's lone goal in 2-1 loss to Niagara (Nov. 8) Recorded pair of assists vs. Lake Superior (Oct. 24) Named CCHA Rookie of the Week after posting 3-1--4 totals in a tie at Minnesota (Nov. 29) and a win at Wisconsin (Nov. 30) Career-best three-point game (2-1--3) at Minnesota Scored MSU's lone goal vs. Boston University (Dec. 28) and added another goal vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 29) Registered game winner on the power play and added an assist in 6-0 shutout of LSSU (Jan. 4) CCHA Rookie of the Week after 3-1--4 totals in two-game sweep of UAF (Jan. 10-11), including first career hat trick (Jan. 10) Scored two goals, including game winner, vs. UNO (Jan. 18) Added goal and assist vs. Miami (Feb. 1) Equaled career best with 1-2--3 totals in 7-4 win vs. Northern Michigan (Feb. 21) Added pair of assists vs. Western Michigan (March 7).
PRIOR TO MSU: Spent the 2001-02 season with the U.S. Under-18 Team Tallied 17 goals and 12 assists for 29 points in 57 games Member of Team USA which captured the Under-18 World Championship in March Scored two goals in a 3-1 win over Russia in the gold-medal game Teammate of current Spartan Corey Potter on the U.S. Under-18 Team 2001-02 USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award Winner Played for Compuware of the NAHL in 2000-01 Selected Rookie of the Year after registering 17 goals and 11 assists for 28 points in 41 games.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 24, 1984 Majoring in supply chain management Enjoys golf, hunting and skiing Graduated from Ann Arbor Huron High School Attended three different high schools Earned all-conference honors as a freshman in golf Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings Favorite NHL Player: Keith Tkachuk Son of Michael and Karen Booth Says his family is his biggest hockey influence and he wants to make them proud after all they have done for him Drafted by Florida Panthers in the second round (No. 53 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Career Statistics YEAR GP G A PTS +/- PIM 2002-03 39 17 19 36 +2 21-53 2003-04 30 8 10 18 +5 15-30 2004-05 29 7 9 16 +6 15-30 2005-06 36 13 22 35 +3 21-50 TOTALS 134 45 60 105 +16 72-163