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Rustyn Dolyny
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Rustyn  Dolyny

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Frances, Ont.

Height / Weight:
6- / 190

Position:
Right Wing

Birthdate:
11/06/1976

Previous Team:
Newmarket 87[apos]s

1999-2000: Ranked third on the team in scoring with 18-19--37 in 41 games ? Named to CCHA All-Tournament team after scoring 4-2--6 in four league playoff games ? Led team and ranked tied for fifth nationally with 12 power-play goals ? Second among MSU skaters with 23 power-play points ? Third on the team with four points short-handed (1-3--4) ? Second on the team with 139 shots on goal ? Had 20 points (11-9--20) in his last 16 games including goals in each of the last six games ? Second on the team with nine multiple-point games ? 18 of his points came in the first period (second on the team behind Shawn Horcoff) ? MSU was 11-3-1 when he had a goal and 19-3-2 when he had a point ? Notched his best scoring month of the year in March with 7-3--10 (had nine points in October and February) ? Recorded 23 of his 37 points at home ? Scored the game?s first goal a team-high five times ? Had 1-4--5 vs. UAF (2/18-19), earning his third career CCHA Offensive Player of the Week honor ? Had 2-1--3 in win vs. Minnesota (11/27) and 2-1--3 in victory vs. Notre Dame (3/4).

1998-99: Michigan State?s third-leading goal scorer and fourth-leading point scorer with 18-15--33 in 41 games played ? Registered four short-handed goals, leading the CCHA and tying for second in the NCAA ? Four SHGs also tied him for 10th all-time on MSU?s single-season chart ? Had four game-winning goals ? Recorded four two-goal games and six multiple-point games ? MSU was 18-2-5 when he had a point. Played some center but spent most of the year at right wing ? Totaled 4-3--7 in three games at Alaska Fairbanks (1/1-3), earning CCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors ? Posted two GWGs and three SHGs that weekend, including two SHGs and a short-handed assist in the first period of the third game ? Scored the Spartans? first goal seven times ? Put together a seven-game point-scoring streak in which he had 3-4--7 totals (1/15 to 2/6) ? Had the game-winner in the first game of the CCHA Tournament vs. Lake Superior State (3/5) ? Had a point in each of the final three games of the year and seven of the last 10, including MSU?s first goal in the NCAA semifinals vs. New Hampshire (1/1).

1997-98: Skated in all 44 games for Michigan State and finished third on the team in scoring with 20-24--44 ? His 17-17--34 in league games led all CCHA rookies and he was a unanimous pick to the CCHA All-Rookie Team ? Ranked among the national leaders with 11 PPGs (T-8th) and six GWGs (T-5th) ? Finished tied for second among Spartan forwards with a +19 rating ? Had more multiple-point games (13) than single-point games (11) ? MSU was 15-2 when he scored a goal. Finished third on the team with 22 power-play points (11-11--22) ? Had a five-game point-scoring streak in January (4-7--11) ? Netted his first career goal at Michigan (10/25) and added three goals in the next two games ? Had 1-3--4 totals in the GLI, earning all-tournament honors ? Had career-best four-point games twice in two weeks (1-3--4 both times; vs. Miami 1/31, vs. Western Michigan 2/13) ? Had points in each of the last three games of the year (2-3--5).

PRIOR TO MSU: Played two seasons with the Newmarket 87?s of the Provincial Junior ?A? Hockey League for head coach Wes Jarvis ? The team captain in 1996-97 totaled 27-66--93 in 42 games and was named Team MVP ? Earned Newmarket?s Playoff MVP award in 1995-96 ? Newmarket posted impressive records each year and finished first in the league both seasons ? Spent 1994-95 with the Barrie Colts.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 6, 1976 ? An engineering major ? Enjoys golf, baseball, football, fishing and hunting ? Was an honors student at Fort Frances High School ? A fan of the Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings? center Steve Yzerman ? Son of Roger Dolyny and Lynn Johnson ? Credits his father as his biggest hockey influence.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR      GP    G     A    PTS    PEN/MIN
1997-98   44    20    24   44     17/34
1998-99   41    18    15   33     21/61
1999-2000 42    18    19   37     26/60

TOTALS 127 56 58 114 64-155

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