2001-02: Played in all 41 games and posted 10-26--26 totals to rank second among Spartan defenseman ? Earned CCHA honorable mention honors ? Lone Spartan selected to CCHA All-Tournament Team after recording the game-winning goal vs. Northern Michigan (March 16) and assisting on MSU?s first goal in the championship game vs. Michigan (March 17) ? Second on MSU in plus-minus ranking at +14 ? CCHA All-Academic First-Team honoree ? Reeled off career-best five-game point streak from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17 ? Scored game-winning goal at Alaska Fairbanks (Dec. 1) ? Opened season with multiple points in three of the team?s first four games ? two assists vs. Michigan at Spartan Stadium (Oct. 6), a goal and an assist vs. Lake Superior State (Oct. 12) and two assists vs. Ferris State (Oct. 20) ? Added a goal and an assist vs. North Dakota in the Great Lakes Invitational championship game (Dec. 29) and against Ohio State (Jan. 26).
2000-01: Led Spartan defensemen in points with 4-24--28 in 42 outings ? 24 assists and 28 points were career highs ? Ranked second among MSU skaters in assists ? Paced MSU rearguards with eight multiple-point games ? Topped the Spartans in plus-minus ranking at +21 ? Finished the regular season ranked seventh in CCHA plus-minus with +18 in league games ? Earned CCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors for Nov. 27 after notching 1-4--5 in games against Lake Superior State, Minnesota and Wisconsin ? Posted a career-best four points on one goal and three assists in MSU?s 7-2 win at Ohio State (Feb. 24) ? Recorded a career-high three assists on three occasions ? vs. Northern Michigan (Nov. 10), at Wisconsin (Nov. 26) and at Ohio State (Feb. 24) ? Led MSU blueliners in playoff scoring with 0-5--5 in five postseason games ? Tallied 1-7--8 in five-game stretch from Nov. 10-26 ? Scored eight points (1-7--8) in seven November games and had six points in six games in March (1-5--6) ? Earned CCHA All-Academic Honorable Mention status.
1999-2000: Tallied 5-9--14 while playing in all 42 games ? Two of his goals were game-winners ? vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 13) and vs. RPI (Jan. 22) ? Added a goal in the CCHA championship game vs. Nebraska-Omaha (March 18) ? Had points in each of the first two games of the season ? His first career goal came shorthanded vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 15) ? Had 1-2--3, including the GWG, vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 13) ? MSU was 5-0-0 when he had a goal and 9-1-1 when he had a point ? Plus-minus rating of +13 was second only to John-Michael Liles among MSU freshmen.
PRIOR TO MSU: Played for the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) for three years ? Put up 27-46--73 in 1998-99, when he was named Interior Division Best Defenseman and Most Sportsmanlike ? He was also an Interior Division first team all-star selection ? Team captain in ?98-99 ? Chosen to play for Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Red Deer, Alberta, where his team placed sixth ? Had 10-33--43 in 1997-98 for the Spruce Kings.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 21, 1980, in Fort St. John, B.C. ? A general management and psychology major ? A 1999 draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, who tabbed him in the third round (84th overall) ? Graduated from North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John where he was an honor roll student ? Favorite NHL Team is the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils? defenseman Scott Neidermayer is his favorite player ? Lists Wayne Gretzky as his idol ? Son of Barry and Cathy Fast.
By The Numbers First Collegiate Goal: Oct. 15, 1999 at Nebraska-Omaha Longest Point Scoring Streak: Five games (Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 2001; 3-2--5) Most Goals, Game: 1, 18 times (MR: March 16, 2002 vs. Northern Michigan) Most Assists, Game: 3, three times (MR: Feb. 24, 2001 at Ohio State) Most Points, Game: 4 (Feb. 24, 2001 at Ohio State)
Career Statistics YEAR GP G A PTS PPG SHG GWG +/- PEN-MIN 1999-00 42 5 9 14 1 1 2 +13 6-20 2000-01 42 4 24 28 2 0 0 +21 8-16 2001-02 41 10 16 26 2 1 2 +14 13-26 TOTALS 125 19 49 68 5 2 4 +48 27-62