« Hockey 2010-11

Calle Ridderwall

School

University of Notre Dame

Position
Left Wing
Major
Finance
G
15
A
9
PTS
24
+/-
+8

Classroom

Calle Ridderwall has a 3.38 GPA with a major in finance from the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Character

As one of four seniors on the Notre Dame roster, Ridderwall will be called upon to be a team leader in 2010-11. Ridderwall is a native of Stockholm, Sweden, and made the big jump six years ago to come to the United States and played AAA hockey in Chicago for a year where he earned a scholarship to Notre Dame.  He then played a year in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in Tri-City (Kearney, Neb.) before joining the Irish in 2007-08.

Community

Ridderwall has been involved with the Notre Dame team and its community service efforts in his first three years at Notre Dame. He has been a part of Notre Dame’s annual Buddy Walk for kids with Down Syndrome and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk. For the past two years, the Irish have worked with the Robinson Center, working with inner-city kids in an after school program that teaches them how to play hockey. The players run drills at the center, teaching the game via street hockey. The kids attend a game and get a chance to skate with the players during the season. The team is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and works in the local community. Ridderwall also spends time with the Irish Youth Hockey League, running clinics and working with the younger kids teaching them to play hockey.

Competition

Ridderwall comes into his senior year as one of the CCHA’s top goal scorers. Last season, he led the Irish in scoring with 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points. His 19 goals tied for fourth in the CCHA while his 11 power-play goals led the conference. He was named Notre Dame’s most valuable player and the team’s offensive player of the year for the 2009-10 season. In his sophomore season, Ridderwall had 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points.