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Austin Poganski

School

North Dakota

Position
Forward
Major
Entrepreneurship
Austin Poganski

Classroom

Austin Poganski carries a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average as of Oct. 2017. He is a three-time NCHC Academic All-Conference Team selection and a two-time NCHC Scholar-Athlete.

Character

Poganski was voted team captain for the 2017-18 season and served as an assistant captain as a junior in 2016-17.

Community

Poganski has logged more than 70 hours of volunteer service spanning more than 29 different events as of Oct. 2017. He has given his time to organizations including but not limited to North Dakota Special Olympics, Grand Forks Youth Hockey, North Dakota Champions Club, North Dakota Jr. Champions, North Dakota State Fair and many others.

Competition

Poganski leads all active NCAA DI men’s hockey players in career games played. He entered his senior season as UND’s active leader in career points (64), assists (38) and game-winning goals. He is a three-year letter winner and co-recipient of UND’s Coaches’ Unsung Hero Award as a junior. Poganski scored 25 points in each of the previous two seasons. He ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 12 goals in 2016-17, received the team’s Most Improved Player Award as a freshman in 2014-15 and was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.