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Joseph Masonius
Joseph  Masonius


Spring Lake, N.J.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



Last Team:
U.S. National U18 (NTDP)



UCONN vs BU Hockey East Quarterfinal Gm 2

UCONN vs BU Hockey East Quarterfinal Gm 2 (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN vs Boston University

UCONN vs Boston University (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN vs Boston College

UCONN vs Boston College (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN vs Colgate

UCONN vs Colgate (photo by Stephen Slade)


UCONN vs Vermont

UCONN vs Vermont (photo by Stephen Slade)

2017-18 (Junior Season): Appeared in 28 games… Finished the season with 16 points coming on two goals with 14 assists… His 14 assists leave him second among all UConn defensemen… Seven of his assists came on the power play… Blocked 23 shots… Finished the season a +6, fourth on the team and tied for second among UConn defensemen… Scored his first goal of the season in a 4-2 home win over No. 16 Colgate (Dec. 8)… Scored his only other goal of the season, a power play goal, on the road at Providence (Jan. 20)… Picked up two assists in a 5-1 win against Vermont (Nov. 3).

2016-17 (Sophomore Season):  Appeared in 34 games...Led all UConn defensemen in scoring for the second-straight season...Finished with 13 points coming on two goals with 11 assists...Was third on the team with seven points (1g/6a) on the power play...Generated 57 shots on goal, tops among the team’s blue liners...Led the team in penalty minutes (18-47)...Blocked 38 shots, an average of 1.12 per game...Scored his first goal of the season, a power play goal, at Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...Scored his only other goal in a 2-2 tie on the road at Merrimack (Feb. 3)...Had a pair of assists in a weekend series at No. 14 Ohio State (Nov. 11 & 12)...Finished with a pair of assists in a weekend series sweep over New Hampshire (Feb. 24 & 25).

2015-16 (Freshman Season):  Played in 34 games his rookie season…Finished the season fourth on the team in scoring with 21 points on six goals and 15 assists…Led all UConn defensemen in scoring…His 15 assists is tied for 8th in the UConn Division I rookie scoring record book…Was third on the team with 42 blocked shots…Was tied for 13th among Hockey East defensemen and 13th among league rookies in scoring…Ranked third on the team with 14 points on the power play, three goals and 11 assists…His 14 points on the power play ranked him 11th (t) among Hockey East leaders…Had five multi-point games during the season…Earned a Hockey East Rookie of the Week Award (Feb. 29)…Scored his first collegiate goal in his first game, a 5-2 win at Alabama Huntsville (Oct. 9)…Had a season-high two assists in a game three times, in wins over Arizona State (Oct. 16), No. 5 UMass Lowell (Dec. 5) and New Hampshire (Feb. 27)…Had a four-point (1g/3a) in a weekend sweep of UNH to close the regular season.

In the NHL Draft:  Drafted in the 6th round (181st overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Before UConn:  Was a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program the past two seasons...Played in 65 games last year with the U.S. National U18 team, skating along side teammate Tage Thompson...Scored six goals with 23 assists for 29 points...In 24 games competing in the USHL, he dished out 10 assists...Helped lead the U.S. team to the gold medal at the IIHF U18 World Championship in Switzerland...Also led his team to the title at the 2014 Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden, picking up an assist in four games...Notched three assists in four games while the team took second at the U18 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic...Participated in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects game...In 2013-14, skated with the U.S. National U17 team picking up eight assists over 39 games...Was a member of the team that won the 2014 Five Nations Tournament in Sweden, the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia and the 2013 Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia...Prior to joining the U.S. Development Program, he played with the New Jersey Hitmen of the EJHL...Attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Personal:  Born February 17, 1997...Joseph Reynolds Masonius is the son of T.J. and Ellen Masonius...His mom Ellen played collegiate basketball at Saint Joseph’s University and was an assistant basketball coach at UConn under current head coach Geno Auriema for two seasons and at Iona College...Has five sisters, Grace, Ellie, Catharine, Faith and Hope, and four brothers, Thomas, Michael, Christian and Ambrose...Majoring in communications.