Sam Piazza 6
Sam  Piazza

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 196

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
01/27/1994


04/03/2017

Lockwood, Piazza Earn Two Awards at Dekers Club Banquet

Lockwood, Piazza Earn Two Awards at Ice Hockey Banquet

03/15/2017

Scholar Stories: 'A Classic Role Model for Student-Athletes'

Scholar Stories: 'A Classic Role Model for Student-Athletes'

03/13/2017

Piazza Garners Big Ten All-Conference Accolades

Ice Hockey's Piazza Garners Big Ten All-Conference Accolades

07/18/2016

Chicago Area Native Piazza Lives Dream at Blackhawks Prospect Camp

Chicago Area Native Piazza Lives Dream at Blackhawks Prospect Camp

12/30/2015

Wolverines Ice Huskies for Record 17th Great Lakes Invitational Title

Ice Hockey Overcomes Early Deficit Against Tech to Claim GLI Title

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Junior (2016-17)
• Saw action in 32 contests this season, leading defensemen with 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists)
• Big Ten Honorable Mention
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Earned the Howard Colby Award for sportsmanship
• Awarded the Carl Isaacson Trophy as the team's best student-athlete
• Scored a goal in a 6-5 loss vs Ohio State (2/4)
• Recorded an assist in win over Ohio State (2/3)
• Added an assist in a win over Michigan State (1/21)
• Tallied an assist in a 5-4 OT win vs. Michigan State in GLI (12/30)
• Scored two goals in loss vs. Wisconsin (12/9)
• Notched an assist in a 4-0 win over Boston University (11/11)
• Added an assist at Arizona State (11/4)
• Recorded an assist at Dartmouth (10/29)
• Tallied an assist vs. Michigan Tech (10/22)
• Notched an assist vs. Michigan Tech (10/21)
• Scored game-winning goal at Ferris State (10/15)
• Scored a goal vs. Union (10/8)
• Scored a goal in the season opener vs. Union (10/7)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Saw action in 16 games in 2015-16, notching six points (goal, 5 assists) and a plus-7 rating.
• Added assist against N. Michigan (12/29)
• Scored first career goal (ENG) against Michigan Tech, adding assist for career night (12/30)
• Named to GLI All-Tournament Team
• Recorded an assist vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship (3/19)

Freshman (2014-15)
• Appeared in 10 games, recording an assist and nine blocked shots
• Registered first career assist against AIC on 11/15
• Tallied two assists in exhibition vs. U.S. NTDP U-18 (10/5)

Junior Team
• Served as team captain for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in 2013-14
• Finished fifth among NAHL defensemen with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 58 games, leading Wichita Falls to the NAHL Playoffs
• Started the 2012-13 season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL) before joining Wichita Falls in February 2013, recording three goals and six assists in 42 games combined

Personal
• Born January 27, 1994
• Son of Sue and Tom Piazza
• Enrolled in the College of Engineering
• Undeclared major
• Sister Cara plays hockey at the University of Minnesota
• Listed Steve Yzerman as his hockey hero because of his longtime tenure as Red Wings captain

Piazza's Career Highlights

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech (1g, 1a)
Multi-Point Games: 1 (2015-16 - 1)
Streak: To Come
First: 11/15/14 vs. AIC

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 1, last - 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech
Multi-Goal Games: To Come
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: To Come
First: 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 1, last- 3/19/16 vs. Minnesota
Multi-Assist Games: To Come
Streak: To Come
First: 11/15/14 vs. AIC

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