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#31 Brad Eidsness
Position: Goalie
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 177
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chestermere, Alberta
High School: Okotoks-AJHL
Major: Entrepreneurship

Brad Eidsness
Courtesy: FightingSioux.com
Release: 07/21/2010
Career: Only goalie in UND history to appear in at least 40 games in each of his first two seasons ... One of only two goalies (Karl Goehring) in UND history to win 20-plus games in each of his first two seasons ... Ranks fourth all-time at UND in career goals against average (2.34) and save percentage (.910 ... Ranks seventh in career wins (48) and is tied for seventh in games played (82) and shutouts (four) ... Ranks ninth in career winning percentage (.667).

2009-10 (Senior): Named to All-WCHA second team ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and selected to All-WCHA Academic team ... Led the nation in minutes played (2387:54) ... Named to WCHA Final Five All-Tournament Team ... Stopped 74 of 80 shots (.925 save percentage) in three tournament games ... Stopped all 22 shots he faced in 2-0 quarterfinal win over No. 11 Minnesota Duluth ... Tied for the WCHA lead in wins (24) and ranked second in goals against average (2.11) and fourth in save percentage (.914) ... Ranked eighth nationally in goals against average ... Posted the fifth-lowest GAA and ninth-lowest save percentage in UND history ... Garnered back-to-back WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors on Feb. 22 and March 3, the first of his career ... Appeared in 41 games for the second straight year, a total topped only by Jean-Philippe Lamoureux's 42 in 2007-08 ... Won 24 games for the second straight year, tied for fourth-most in UND single-season history ... Earned a career-high three shutouts, tied for seventh-most in school history ... Recorded his first career playoff shutout with 27-save effort in 6-0 win over Minnesota in Game One of WCHA first round playoff series ... Stopped 67 of 71 shots (.944) in the series ... Started UND's last 16 games ... Went 12-2-0 with a 1.72 GAA and .933 save percentage of his last 14 games ... Made a season-high 33 saves in a 1-0 loss at No. 3 Denver (Nov. 20) ... Earned first shutout of the season with 22 saves against Minnesota (Oct. 16) in the WCHA opener, a 4-0 Sioux win ... Saw his streak of consecutive starts end at 38 in October, the third-longest streak in school history ... Streak spanned from Nov. 15, 2008 to Oct. 17, 2009 ... Earned his second letter.

2008-09 (Freshman): Named to All-WCHA third team and All-WCHA rookie team ... A two-time Hockey Commissioner's Association Rookie of the Month honorable mention (Dec., Feb.) ... Named UND's Male Rookie of the Year (all sports) ... Also earned team rookie of the year honors ... Earned WCHA Rookie of the Week honors a league-leading three times (Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and Feb. 17) ... Led the WCHA in wins (24), winning percentage (.650) and conference winning percentage (.731) ... Joined Ed Belfour (1986-87) and Karl Goehring (1998) as the only freshman goaltenders in UND history to win 20 games ... Only Belfour (29) won more as a Sioux freshman ... Set UND freshman records for consecutive appearances (40) and consecutive starts (34) ... Both streaks remain intact heading into the 2009-10 season ... Appeared in 41 total games, one shy of the school record set by Jean-Philippe Lamoureux in 2007-08 ... His 24 wins rank fourth all-time in UND single-season history ... His 2.56 goals against average is the eighth-best in school history by a freshman and his .906 save percentage ranks ninth ... Became just the fourth goalie in UND history to record at least 1,000 saves in a season ... Finished second in the WCHA goals against average race (conference games) by .0002 ... His conference mark of 2.3934 was second only to Minnesota Duluth's Alex Stalock (2.3932) ... Recorded his first career shutout with 14 saves in a 5-0 win at Michigan Tech (Jan. 17) ... Made a season-high 39 saves in a 10-1 win at Harvard (Dec. 5) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft ... A 2007 graduate of Holy Trinity Academy ... Spent the previous three seasons with the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL ... Named the 2008 AJHL Most Valuable Player after leading the league in wins (29) and save percentage (.933) ... His .933 save percentage tied the AJHL single-season record ... Went 29-4-4 with a 2.12 goals against average ... Named to the 2008 AJHL All-League team and participated in the 2008 Rogers AJHL All-Star game ... Received the 2008 Enerflex AJHL Scholarship ... Appeared in 48 games in 2006-07 and went 24-18-2 with a 2.87 goals against average and a .904 save percentage ... Led the Oilers to the AJHL semifinals that year with a 2.87 goals against average and .907 save percentage in 16 playoff games ... Named to the 2007 CJAHL West Prospect team ... Represented Canada and captured the gold medal at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge in November as a member of Team Canada West.

Personal: Majoring in entrepreneurship ... Son of Bryce and Karen Eidsness.

Eidsness' Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   W-L-T         MIN  GA   GAA    SVS SV% SHO
2008-09 41 24-12-4 2441:11 104 2.56 1,001 .906 1
2009-10 41 24-10-4 2387:54 84 2.11 891 .914 3
Totals 82 48-22-8 4829:05 188 2.34 1,892 .910 4

Eidsness' Career WCHA Statistics:

Year   GP   W-L-T         MIN  GA   GAA    SVS SV% SHO
2008-09 27 17-5-4 1604:24 64 2.39 640 .909 1
2009-10 27 14-8-2 1541:03 56 2.18 593 .914 1
Totals 54 31-13-6 3145:27 120 2.29 1,233 .911 2

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