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Derek Pratt
Derek  Pratt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mount Hermon, Mass.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
03/12/1994

Last Team:
Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Shoots:
Left


02/17/2017

UConn vs Northeastern

UConn vs Northeastern (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/24/2017

UConn vs BC

UConn vs BC (photo by Stephen Slade)

01/14/2017

UConn vs Maine Frozen Fenway

UConn vs Maine Frozen Fenway (photo by Stephen Slade)

11/18/2016

UConn vs BU

UConn vs BU (photo by Stephen Slade)

10/25/2016

UConn vs AIC

UConn vs AIC (photo by Stephen Slade)

2016-17 (Junior Season): Named Team Captain...Appeared in all 36 games and posted a career-high five points...Scored a goal with four assists and finished the season with 55 blocked shots...He led the team with a +10 rating...His 55 blocked shots was second on the club...Averaged 1.53  blocked shots per game, 21st in Hockey East rankings...Was second on the team in penalty minutes (15-30)...Scored his first career goal in a 4-4 tie at Colgate (Oct. 19)...Assisted on the only UConn goal in a 1-1 tie at RIT (Oct. 20)... Recorded an assist in a 4-2 upset at No. 6 Notre Dame (Oct. 27)...Had an assist in a 4-3 win over No. 18 St. Cloud State in the Desert Hockey Classic (Dec. 30)...Winner of UConn’s 7th Player Award.

2015-16 (Sophomore Season):  Named an Alternate Captain…Played in 34 games in his sophomore campaign…Registered a pair of assists on the season…Led the team with 71 blocked shots…Averaged 2.09 blocked shots per game…He ranked fourth in Hockey East and tied for 27th nationally…Had an assist in the season opening win at Alabama Huntsville (Oct. 9)…Recorded an assist in the Huskies 3-3 tie at No. 4 Boston College.

2014-15 (Freshman Season): Played in 35 games during his rookie season...Had a pair of assists on the season...Led the team with 67 blocked shots...Averaged 1.91 blocks per game, ranking 10th in Hockey East and tied for 41st in the nation...Ranked fourth in HEA and sixth nationally in blocked shots among freshmen...Recorded his first collegiate point with an assist in a 4-4 tie at No. 5 ranked Boston University (Nov. 8)...Joined classmate and fellow defensemen Johnny Austin as the only Huskies with an even plus/minus ranking.

Before UConn: Finished 2013-14 season playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL)...Played in 56 games, scoring seven points on two goals and five assists...Helped lead Waterloo to USHL Clark Cup Finals...The Black Hawks finished the regular season 44-11-5, winning the Anderson Cup as the USHL regular season champion...In 2012-13, Pratt recorded seven points on a goal and six assists for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs in the Eastern Hockey League (EJHL).

Personal: Born March 12, 1994...Derek Thomas Pratt is the son of Thomas and Linda Pratt...He has a brother Kevin...His dad played his college hockey at St. Lawrence (1983-85) and Bowling Green (1985-87) and was drafted by the Calgary Flames...His uncle Kent Carlson played collegiately at St. Lawrence (1981-83) and played professionally with the Montreal Canadians, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals...He is an exploratory major.

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