Gatt is a 6-foot-1 defenseman from Farmington Hills.
Greg Wolfe garners three awards, while Jake Hildebrand was named team MVP.
17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.
Junior has seen scoring explode over last month
Wolfe's shorthanded goal the lone marker for MSU
Photos of Nickolas Gatt
2012-13 (Junior): Played in 41 games on the blue line in his first year with the Green and White ... Blocked a total of 18 shots and had seven shots on goal.
Prior to MSU: Played in 52 games from 2010-12 at Alabama-Huntsville for head coach (and Spartan alum) Chris Luongo ... Registered his first collegiate goal in 4-2 victory over Ferris State (10/8/10) ... Prior to enrolling at Huntsville, played for the Topeka Road Runners of the NAHL in the 2009-10 season ... Recorded 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 54 games ... Boasted a plus/minus rating of +18.
Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1990 in Farmington Hills, Mich. ... Son of Michael and Maureen Gatt, both Michigan State graduates ... Father quarterbacked the football team as an undergraduate at Hillsdalle College, winning a national championship. He has since been enshrined in Hillsdale Hall of Fame ... Has a sister, Meredith, who is a graduate of Hillsdale, and a brother, Mitchell, who is a baseball letterman there ... Also has a younger brother, Carson, who attends Detroit Catholic Central ... Is a 2009 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central, where he helped its varsity hockey program win a state championship in 2009 and earned All-League honors as a senior ... Also played baseball in high school ... Fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and lists his favorite NHL player as Valterri Filppula ...Lists his largest hockey influence as the players he's played with ... Considers his parents as his heroes. "They each teach me life skills through their own actions."