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Joe Lavin
Joe Lavin
Number: 46
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 17, 1989
Birthplace: Worcester, MA, United States
Drafted: CHI / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (126th overall)

Lavin, 22, registered 17 points (3G, 14A) in 71 regular-season tilts with Rockford in his first full professional campaign. Honored at season’s end as the club’s Rookie of the Year, he ranked second among team defensemen with 102 shots on goal. Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Shrewsbury, Mass., native captained the University of Notre Dame to the 2011 Frozen Four last season.

-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.