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
MSU 8, Princeton 2, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
2012-13 (Freshman): Started 28 games, posting a .929 save percentage and a 2.35 GAA ... Honrable 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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