Blake Geoffrion
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 02/03/1988
DRAFTED: NSH: 2006-56 overall
WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2010) Traded to Montreal by Nashville with Robert Slaney and Nashville's 2nd round choice (Dalton Thrower) in 2012 Entry Draft for Hal Gill and Montreal's 5th round choice (later traded back to Montreal, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 17. 2012. Missed remander of 2012-13 due to depressed skull fracture vs. Syracuse, November 9, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 15, 2013.
CAREER NOTES: Won the 30th annual Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey's most outstanding player while helping his Wisconsin Badgers to the NCAA National Championship Game during his senior season in 2009-10... The first University of Wisconsin player to win the Hobey Baker… Named 2010 USA Hockey College Player of the Year… Served as tri-captain of the Badgers during his senior season… Named 2009-10 UW Male Athlete of the Year… Also garnered 2010 player of the year honors from and… Named a 2010 First-Team West All-American and a 2010 First-Team WCHA All-Star… Nominated for the 2010 ESPY Award for Male College Athlete of the Year… Led the nation in power-play goals (15), and ranked third in the NCAA in goals (28) in 2009-10… Ranked second in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in points (50) in 2009-10… Named MVP of the West Regional after posting five points (2g-3a) in a pair of victories, helping UW advance to the 2010 Frozen Four… Won the 2010 Spike Carlson Award as UW’s team MVP… Scored on 22.2 percent of his shots and won 58.2 percent of his face-off attempts in 2009-10… Signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement with Milwaukee (AHL) on April 16, 2010 and made his professional debut with the Admirals that night in Game Two of the team’s Calder Cup Playoff series with Chicago. Scored a pair of goals in his second AHL playoff game the following night… Ranked first on the club in power-play goals (10), and tied for the team lead in goals (15) and shots (112) with Wisconsin in 2008-09… Also ranked fourth on the Badgers in points (28) and third in penalty minutes (73)… Third on UW in points (30), second in assists (20) and tied for fourth in goals (10) in 2007-08… Also tied for the team lead in penalty minutes (52) and plus/minus rating (+11) in 2007-08… Represented the U.S. at the 2008 World Junior Championships… Captured a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Sweden… A member of the U.S. U-17 team in 2004-05 and the U.S. U-18 team that captured the gold medal at the 2006 (U-18) World Championships… Helped Team USA to a first-place finish at the 2005 Four Nations Cup in Rochester, N.Y.… Played for Culver (Ind.) Academy in 2003-04… His father Danny, grandfather Bernie (Boom Boom) and great grandfather Howie Morenz all played in the NHL. His grandfather and great grandfather are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame… Raised in Brentwood, Tenn., and grew up playing in the Nashville Youth Hockey League… Became the first NYHL product and Nashville product to be drafted in the NHL Entry Draft.