2008-09: Split the season between Providence College (ECAC) and the Omaha Lancers (USHL) … Started the campaign as a sophomore at Providence College, posting one assist and 10 penalty minutes in 12 contests … Paced Omaha defensemen with seven goals and 23 points despite appearing in just 33 of 60 regular-season games … Led the Lancers with four points (4A) in three postseason tilts.
2007-08: Skated in all 36 games as a freshman with Providence College, posting eight assists and 26 penalty minutes … Tallied his first collegiate points with two assists on Nov. 17 against New Hampshire. 2006-07: Skated for the USA Under-18 National Team, posting 13 assists and 18 points, which includes nine points (G, 8A) in 18 games in NAHL play. 2005-06: Skated for the USA Under-17 National Team, collecting 27 points (13G, 13A), which includes 18 (8G, 10A) in 37 contests in NAHL play … Was teammates with current Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE:Played for the USA Under 18 National team during the 2006-07 season ... Is the first player from USA National Team Developmental Program to play at Providence College ... Recorded 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) during the 2006-07 season ... Finished third on the team with four power-play goals ... Also played for the USA Under 17 National Team and tallied 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 2005-06 ... Led the squad with seven power-play goals ... Became the first defenseman for the Under 17 squad to record a hat trick on 11/19/2005 ... Played for the Boston Junior Bruins for two seasons and was named team MVP in 2004-05.
PERSONAL: NAME: Joseph Lavin ... BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1989 ... FAMILY: Son of Bill and Carolyn Lavin ... Has one older brother, Al, and an older sister, Lindsay ... Al is a 2008 graduate of Providence College ... MAJOR: Undeclared ... HOBBIES: Playing golf, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach.