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#16 Eric Meland
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Grand Forks, N.D.
Other College: Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Major: Aerospace Engineering

Senior Year (2012-13): Appeared in 25 games ... collected 11 assists and two goals ... had two assist games against No. 4 Cornell and Sacred Heart ... collected assists against Yale, Colgate, No. 16 St. Lawrence, RPI and No. 8 Union and Harvard ... played in his 100th career game on Nov. 23 at Sacred Heart ... scored against Brown on Feb. 2, his first goal in 29 games ... had a two-point game with a power-play goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to No. 13 Yale on Senior Day.
Awards
• 2013 ECAC All-Academic Team

Junior Year (2011-12): Played in 31 games ... scored twice and added 13 assists ... earned an assist in the first game of the season against Yale ... scored against Quinnipiac ... had two assists in a 4-3 win at Harvard on Nov. 4 ... tallied assists against Union on Dec. 3, Harvard on Dec. 10 and Northeastern on Dec. 30 ... had a three-point game against Connecticut on Jan. 31 with one goal and two assists ... earned two helpers in a 6-2 win at RPI on Feb. 18 ... tallied an assist in each game of the three-game playoff series with Yale.

Sophomore Year (2010-11): Appeared in all 32 games and scored career highs with seven goals, 14 assists and 21 points … named to the ECAC All-Academic Team … six of his seven goals came on the power play and he added one game winner … scored Princeton's first goal on the power play in a 2-1 overtime win at Cornell … added a goal against Dartmouth … scored on the power play in a loss to Clarkson … had the power-play game-winning goal against St. Lawrence … notched three assists during Princeton's two-game sweep of UMass Lowell … notched an assist in Princeton's win at Connecticut … posted a goal and an assist in the Tigers' win over Colgate … had a goal and two assists in a win over Sacred Heart … scored in a loss to Union … had two assists in a tie at Harvard … netted assists in consecutive games against Brown, Yale and Rensselaer … had two assists, including one on the game winner in Princeton's win over St. Lawrence in the first game of the ECAC playoffs.
Awards
• 2011 ECAC All-Academic Team

Freshman Year (2009-10): Skated in all but one game as a freshman … scored five goals and added six assists for 11 points … had two power-play goals and a game winner … made collegiate debut on Oct. 30 against Brown … notched first collegiate point, an assist, on Sam Sabky's goal at Yale … scored first two goals of collegiate career 10 seconds apart in a win at UMass Lowell … named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week following his performance at UML … added an assist against Union … scored three goals and added two assists for five points in a win over Connecticut … added an assist in a win over fifth-ranked Cornell.
Awards
• 2010 ECAC All-Academic Team

Before Princeton: Played one season of junior hockey with the Lincoln Stars in the United States Hockey League ... scored 15 goals and added 19 assists for 34 points in 58 games as he helped his team to the USHL’s Western Division regular season championship ... starred at Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D. ... recorded 80 points in 27 games and was the state’s leading scorer, a member of the all-state team, and a finalist for the state’s Mr. Hockey Award as a senior ... had 53 points in his junior year and was again an all-state honoree and was the Most Valuable Player of the state’s tournament ... also earned two varsity letters each in baseball and tennis.

Personal: Full name is Eric Wayne Meland ... birthday is September 27 ... son of Terry and Joann Meland ...both parents attended North Dakota ... father is a network analyst and mother is an accountant ... has an older brother Christian that attended Minnesota and a younger brother Aaron in high school.


 Season 
 Team 
 GP  G  A  Pts.  +/-
 P-PIM  PPG SHG  
 GWG 
 HAT
2007-08 Lincoln (USHL) 10
1
0
1
-
2-4
-
-
-  -
2008-09 Lincoln (USHL) 58 15 19 34 - 30-60 - - - -
2009-10 Princeton 30 5 6 11 -7 12-24 2 1 1 1
2010-11 Princeton 32 7 14 21 -2 9-18 6 0 1 0
2011-12 Princeton 31 2 13 15 -4 9-18 1 0 0 0
2012-13 Princeton 25 2 11 13 -1 5-10 1 0 0 0
Career   118 16 44 60 -14 35-70 10 1 2 1

 Career Highs
 Career Firsts  Multiple/Game
 Goals
 3 vs. Connecticut (1/25/10)
 at Lowell (12/12/09)
 2 (2- 1x, 3- 1x)
 Assists  2, 9x MR at Sacred Heart (11/23/12)
 at Yale (12/5/09)  10 (2- 10x)
 Points
 5 vs. Connecticut (1/25/10)  A vat Yale (12/5/09)  13 (2- 10x, 3- 2x, 5- 1x)
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