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Forward Tyler Motte talks about his development on the ice, what he enjoys to do off the ice and why he models his game after the Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise.
U-M used a three-goal first period to earn a 6-0 victory over RPI and a series sweep.
Michigan scored twice in the final minutes to stun RPI.
Michigan scored five third-period goals in an 8-1 win over Penn State.
• One of the nation’s top two-way forwards in 2015-16, finishing third in the country in scoring with 56 points (32 goals, 24 assists) in 38 games. An All-Big Ten First Team selection, Motte led all NCAA forwards with 70 blocked shots on the season, many of them coming on the penalty kill, and his plus-28 rating was third in the Big Ten and 11th in the country.
• Selected as one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, Motte’s 12 game goal-scoring streak this season was the longest by a Michigan player in the Red Berenson era (since 1984). Motte was selected as an AHCA First Team All-American.
• Scored the game-winning goal in the season opener vs. Mercyhurst (10/16)
• Scored two goals vs. Dartmouth (11/27)
• Scored game-winning shootout goal vs. Dartmouth (11/28)
• Tallied two goals and two assists vs. Minnesota (12/11)
• Recorded three points (1G, 2A) vs. Michigan State (1/8)
• Recorded a career-best five points (3G, 2A), including first career hat-trick vs. Ohio State (1/17)
• Matched a career-high with five points (2G, 3A) at Penn State (1/28)
• Scored two goals vs. Penn State in New York City (1/30), totaling 7 points (4G, 3A) on the weekend series.
• Scored two goals vs. Michigan State (2/5)
• Recorded a goal and an assist at Michigan State (2/6), marking his seventh straight game with multiple points.
• Scored two goals vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Championship (3/19)
• Scored game-winning overtime goal vs. Notre Dame in NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal (3/25)
• Tallied two assists vs. North Dakota in NCAA Midwest Regional Final (3/26)
• In 35 games, notched a career best 31 points (9G, 22A), finishing third on the team in assists, and fourth in points
• Led all Michigan forwards with 43 blocked shots
• Scored GWG against Penn State (11/22)
• Scored game-tying goal against RPI (11/28)
• Notched four assists against Ohio State on 12/5, the most by a Wolverine since 2/13/09 (Aaron Palushaj)
• Recorded first career two-goal game (2G, A) at OSU (1/16)
• Notched two assists in B1G Semis vs. MSU (3/20)
• In 34 games, recorded 18 points (9G, 9A), second among Michigan freshmen
• Finished tied for fourth on the team with a plus-9 rating and had 29 blocked shots
• Added two power play goals and two game-winning goals
• Named Big Ten Second Star (10/20 and 11/26)
• Scored first career goal vs RIT (Oct. 12)
• Recipient of the Joe Lunghamer Hockey Scholarship
• Played for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) Under-18 team in 2012-13
• Recorded 25 goals and 16 assists in 53 games in 2012-13
• Helped Team USA earn a silver medal at the Under-18 World Junior Championships
• Born March 10, 1995
• Son of Steve and Nancy Motte
• Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology
• A Sport Management major
• Graduated from Pioneer High School
• Older brother, C.J. Motte is a senior goaltender for Ferris State
• Motte played junior hockey on the U.S. NTDP U-18 Team with current teammates Evan Allen and JT Compher
• In 2013-14, the three were paired on the same forward line for Michigan at the beginning of the season
• Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round, 121st overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Motte's Career Highlights
Most, Game: 4, 12/5/14 vs. OSU (4a)
Multi-Point Games: 11 (2013-14 - 2, 2014-15 - 6, 2015-16 - 3)
Streak: 5 games, 1/9/15 - 1/24/15 (2g, 7a)
First: 10/12/13 vs. RIT (g)
Most, Game: 2 (3x), last- 11/27/15 vs. Dartmouth
Multi-Goal Games: 3 (2014-15 - 1, 2015-16 - 2)
Streak: 4 games, 10/12-10/25/13 (4g)
Game Winners: 6, (last, 12/4/15 vs. Wisconsin)
Most, Game: 4, 12/5/14 vs. OSU
Multi-Assist Games: 8 (2013-14 - 3, 2014-15 - 5)
Streak: 5 games, 1/9/15 - 1/24/15 (7a)
First: 11/22/13 vs. Niagara