Freshman just second player in school history to claim Rookie, MVP Awards in same season
MSU season comes to a final horn
DeBlouw Gets Lone Goal in Loss.
Hildebrand makes 34 saves in second career shutout
Spartans prepare for CCHA Quarterfinals in Oxford, Ohio
2012-13 (Freshman): Started 28 games, posting a .929 save percentage and a 2.35 GAA ... Honorable mention All-CCHA Rookie Team member ... Had at least 27 saves in 22 of 28 starts and allowed two goals or fewer in 17 games ... Posted a 2.24 GAA in CCHA games while his .930 save percentage in conference games ranked fifth in the league ... Named the CCHA Goaltender of the Week (1/14) after yielding just two goals in a series split with Notre Dame (1/11-12) ... Made a career-high 47 stops vs. Penn State (1/26) ... Recorded his first-career shutout by making 28 saves in a 1-0 win over Western Michigan (3/2) ... Blanked Miami, 3-0, by making 34 stops in game one of the CCHA quarterfinal series ... Earned his first-career win by making 28 saves in a 4-2 win at LSSU (10/27) ... Turned away 40 shots in a 7-2 win over Michigan (11/10).
Prior to MSU: Completed his final USHL season (2011-12)in Cedar Rapids after two years in Sioux City ... Owned a 20-14 record (with seven overtime losses) in 43 games, with a 2.79 GAA and .913 save percentage ... Ranked fifth in the USHL in the regular season in save percentage, seventh in minutes played (2427:57), eighth in wins, and 11th in goals against average ... In 2010-11 in Cedar Rapids, owned a 2.69 GAA and .901 save percentage in 21 games, with a 8-9-1 regular-season record ... Played in just four games in 2009-10, owning a 1-1 record, .912 save percentage, and 2.52 GAA ... Overall in the USHL, had a career .906 save percentage, and 2.68 GAA in 68 games, with a 29-24-4 record to his credit... Joined the Cedar Rapids team in mid-season in 2009-10 (from the Cleveland Barons U-18 team) after an injury and the subsequent trade of current MSU junior Will Yanakeff opened up a goaltending spot ...Came up throught the Pittsburgh Hornets organization.
Personal: Born June 19, 1993 in Butler, Pa. .... Son of Cheryl and Russ Hildebrand ... Has one sister, Jaime, who attends Penn State-Behrend ... A graduate of Seargent Bluff High School in Iowa ... Lists Mark-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins as his favorite professional player ... Lists his goalie coach, Shane Clifford, as his idol and largest hockey influence.
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