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David Drake
David  Drake

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 195

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
01/07/1995

Last Team:
Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Shoots:
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09/30/2017

UCONN vs St Francis

UCONN vs St Francis (photo by Stephen Slade)

02/17/2017

UConn vs Northeastern

UConn vs Northeastern (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/27/2017

UConn vs Vermont

UConn vs Vermont (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/07/2017

UConn vs Yale

UConn vs Yale (photo by Stephen Slade)

11/18/2016

UConn vs BU

UConn vs BU (photo by Stephen Slade)

2016-17 (Junior Season):  Named an Alternate Captain...Appeared in 31 games...Finished the season with a career-high seven points...Scored a career-best three goals with four assists...Also blocked a career-high 50 shots, third on the team...Had a career-high 38 shots on goal...Fourth among defenseman in scoring...Averaged 1.61 blocked shots per game...Posted a career-high two points with a goal and an assist in a 4-4 tie at Colgate (Oct. 14), his first career multi-point game...Scored a goal in the Huskies’ 4-0 upset win at No. 5 Boston University (Nov. 19)...Had a goal in a 2-2 tie at Merrimack (Feb. 3)...Had an assist and was a +4 in a 6-3 win over Maine (Jan. 12).

2015-16 (Sophomore Season):  Played in 25 games his sophomore season…Finished the year with five assists for five points…Was injured on January 22nd against Vermont and missed the next 11 games before returning in the playoffs against the Catamounts on March 5th…Finished the season with 32 blocked shots, an average of 1.28 per game…Ended the year with a +1 rating…Ranked fifth on the team in blocked shots…Had a stretch of three-straight games with a point, registering an assist in back-to-back wins over No. 5 UMass Lowell (Dec. 5 & 6) and a home tie with No. 19 Merrimack (Dec. 11).

2014-15 (Freshman Season): Played in 32 games during his freshman season...Had 13 starts...Finished the season with five points coming on a goal and four assists...Was tied for fourth among UConn defensemen in scoring...Finished the season with 39 blocked shots...Ranked 11th among Hockey East rookie defensemen in blocked shots...Scored his first career goal in his collegiate debut at Merrimack (Oct. 18)...Assisted on goal in a 1-1 tie at home against Rensselaer (Nov. 18)...Picked-up an assist on Spencer Naas’ overtime game-winner to beat Maine 2-1 on the road (Jan. 30).

In the NHL Draft:  Was drafted in the seventh round (192nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Before UConn: A left-handed defenseman who played all of 2013-14 with Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL)...In 51 games with Des Moines, he registered five assists...During the 2012-13 season, Drake split time between the Buccaneers, appearing in 12 games with a goal, and the Chicago Fury U18 (T1EHL)...With the Fury, he played in 40 games and scored two goals with a pair of assists.

Personal: Born January 7, 1995...David Arthur Drake is the son of Dave and Amy Drake...Has two sisters, Sam and Megan and a brother Will...David is a communication major.

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