29 - Casey DeSmith
Casey DeSmith
Birth Date: 8/13/91
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Rochester, N.H.
Position: G
Team: Indiana (USHL)
S/C: L

2012-13 Accolades: Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star ... Hockey East Goaltedner of the Month, twice (October...November) ... Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, five times (10/22...10/29...11/05...11/19...03/04).

2012-13: | Stats | Photos
Started 38 of 39 games (did not play Jan. 25 at Merrimack) and played 2146:53 of a possible 2320:16 (92.5%) ... compiled an 18-9-6 overall record with a 2.24 GAA and .924 save percentage ... made 31 saves, including 17 in the first period, in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal vs. Denver (03/29); shut out the Pioneers in the second and third periods ... leads Hockey East in shutouts with five ... ranks third in the league in GAA and fifth in save percentage ... in 26 league games, was 13-6-6 with a 2.04 GAA and .933 save percentage  ... recorded three consecutive shutouts spanning Nov. 4-16 with a shutout streak of 203:32 ... recorded 30+ saves 14 times, including a season-high 47 saves at Northeastern (02/01) and the NCAA region semifinal... stopped 38 of 39 shots in Game 2 of the Hockey East quarterfinals at Providence ... 42-save shutout at Maine (11/04) ... stopped 45 of 46 shots in a 3-1 win at Boston U. (11/18) ... in five October games, went 3-0-1 with a 1.77 GAA and .931 save percentage ... in eight November games, went 6-1-1 with a 1.65 GAA and .951 save percentage ... surrendered less than three goals in 20 of 36 games ... recorded his first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Vermont (11/10).

2011-12: | Stats | Photos 
 DeSmith played in 22 games between the pipes for the Wildcats, including 20 starts… Complied a 9-10-1 overall record… Ranked first in the nation among collegiate rookies in save percentage and third in goals against average... Had his first career shutout and win with a 26-save effort on 1/11/12 at Providence… Posted a 2.33 GAA… Earned a .926 save percentage… Had a career high 50 saves in the Hockey East quarterfinals against Boston University on 03/11/12… Recorded 30 or more saves on 10 occasions throughout the season… Was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on 2/6… Honored as named Hockey East Rookie of the Week 1/11… Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team for the 2011-12 season.

Career Milestones: Career-high 50 saves on March 11, 2012 at Boston Univ... First career shutout on Jan. 11, 2012 at Providence... First win on Jan. 11, 2012 at Providence.

Before UNH: DeSmith netminded for the Indiana Ice of the USHL in 2010-11, posting a 22-13-2 record in 37 regular season appearances with three shutouts, a .920 save percentage, and a 2.54 goals against average… He also put up a 2-2 playoff record including one shutout and a .929 save percentage… DeSmith received several USHL Goaltender of the Week Awards in his final season with the Ice… In 2010, DeSmith was selected as one of 22 USHL players to the US Junior Select Team that competed in the 2010 World Junior A Challenge.

Personal: Born August 13, 1991 in Rochester, New Hampshire to Gary and Patrice DeSmith… Catches left... A business major... Lists Ken Dryden as his favorite athlete and his father Gary as the person he admires outside of sports.

 

Year GP W-L-T GAA Save% Svs SO GA
2012-133819-10-72.23.9241000482
2011-12 22
9-10-1
2.33
.926 623
1
50
Totals 60 28-20-8 4.56 1.85 1623 5 132
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