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#26 Brett Hextall
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Previous Team: Penticton-BCHL
Major: Pre-Entrepreneurship

Brett Hextall
Release: 07/21/2010
Career: Leads all active Sioux with 13 career power-play goals ... First California product ever to play for the Fighting Sioux.

2009-10 (Sophomore): Named to WCHA All-Academic team ... Appeared in 34 games and scored a career-high 14 goals, while matching his career high with 26 points despite missing nine games due to injury ... Tied for second on the team with seven power-play goals ... UND's power-play converted at 24.4% in 34 games with Hextall in the lineup compared to 6.5% in nine games without him ... Scored a power-play goal in four straight games from Dec. 12 to Feb. 12 ... Led the team in shooting percentage (15.1%) ... Had 14 points (6g, 8a) in 15 games after returning Feb. 12 from an eight-game injury absence ... Scored unassisted goal in UND's 3-2 loss to No. 9 Yale in the NCAA Northeast Region semifinal ... Notched a pair of assists in UND's 5-3 win over No. 6 St. Cloud State in the WCHA Final Five championship game (March 20) ... Had three points in UND's WCHA first round playoff series against Minnesota ... Had a goal (empty net) and an assist in decisive Game 3 ... Had a career-high 10 shots on goal in Game 2, the most by a Sioux player all season ... Had a career-high three points (2g, 1a) in 5-2 win over No. 6 Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 19) ... Scored first career shorthanded goal in that game ... Went consecutive games without a point just once since Christmas break ... Ranked third on the team with 88 penalty minutes ... Earned second letter.

2008-09 (Freshman): Appeared in 42 games and tied for the team lead among freshmen with 12 goals ... Led all Sioux rookies with six power-play goals and tied for the freshman lead with three game-winners ... His three-game winners tied for eighth in UND freshman single-season history ... Tied for third among WCHA freshmen in power-play goals ... Tied for eighth in the WCHA rookie scoring race ... Finished ninth among WCHA freshmen with 19 points during league play ... Twice named WCHA Rookie of the Week ... Was honored on March 3 after a four-point weekend (3g, 1a) against No. 13 Colorado College ... Also honored Dec. 16 after a three-point weekend in a sweep over No. 17 St. Cloud State ... Scored his first career goal in a 3-1 win at No. 1 Colorado College (Nov. 7) ... Had been held without a point in his first six collegiate games prior to that goal ... Added a goal and an assist the next night for the first multi-point game of his career ... Scored the overtime winner against Bemidji State (Jan. 3) ... Also scored game-winners against Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 15) and St. Cloud State (Dec. 13) ... Led the team with 91 penalty minutes ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... A 2006 graduate of Northwood High School ... Spent the previous two seasons with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL ... Was the BCHL finalist for the 2008 RBC-Canadian Junior A Hockey League Player of the Year award ... Named Penticton's Most Inspirational Player and Fan Favorite ... Scored a team-leading 72 points (24g, 48a) in 54 games in 2007-08 and captained the Vees to a BCHL championship ... Also led the team and ranked eighth in the BCHL in assists ... Appeared in 59 games in 2006-07 and was named Penticton's rookie of the year after collecting 45 points (18g, 27a) and a team-leading 156 penalty minutes ... Won a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge with Team Canada West.

Personal: Majoring in entrepreneurship ... Son of Ron and Diane Hextall ... Father played 13 seasons in the NHL with Philadelphia, Quebec and the New York Islanders and won the Vezina (best goaltender) and Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) trophies as a rookie in 1986-87 ... Father is currently the assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings ... Great uncle, Dennis Hextall, lettered in hockey at UND from 1964-66 and scored 101 points in 63 career games ... Grandfather, Bryan Hextall, Jr., spent nine seasons in the NHL for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Detroit and Minnesota ... Great grandfather, Bryan Hextall, Sr., played 11 seasons with the New York Rangers.

Hextall's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A  PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2008-09 42 12 14 26 36/91 6 0 3 +4
2009-10 34 14 12 26 33/88 7 1 1 +2
Totals 76 26 26 52 69/179 13 1 4 +6

Hextall's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG  +/-
2008-09 27 9 10 19 25/69 4 0 2 +6
2009-10 21 7 6 13 24/70 3 1 1 +5
Totals 48 16 16 32 49/139 7 1 3 +11

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Ralph Engelstad - October 5, 2001

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Allen Orwick - September 12, 2010