« Hockey 2018-19

Chase Priskie

School

Quinnipiac

Position
Defense
Major
Finance '18, MBA '19

Classroom

In addition to his work on the ice, Chase Priskie is a stand-out student in the classroom as he has a 3.55 cumulative GPA through the first three years of his education. Priskie graduated this past May with a bachelor’s degree in finance and returned to Quinnipiac for his final year of eligibility as he continued his education by entering the MBA program at Quinnipiac.

Priskie’s academic achievements have been nothing short of impressive as he has been recognized on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team in each of his first three seasons with the team. He has the highest cumulative GPA on the team while leading the Bobcats as one of the top performers on the ice.

Character

Priskie has been a fan favorite among the Quinnipiac fans for the better half of the past four years, always taking time to say hi to fans and make an impact on the young fans’ lives. Nothing exemplifies his character more than being named a captain as just a junior, when he became the eighth junior in program history to be named a captain and the first since 2010-11.

Priskie’s leadership has been shown not just by the way he communicates with his team through words, but through his play on the ice. He is constantly battling hard, getting to loose pucks and showing off what it takes to be a high-energy and high-skill player.

Despite being drafted by the Washington Capitals, Priskie continues to show his dedication to Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey through his commitment to the program. He had the opportunity to sign with the Capitals following his junior season, but a 16-18-4 record as a junior left a sour taste in the captain’s mouth and he returned to school to complete his MBA and look to get Quinnipiac hockey back on track with a goal of reaching the Frozen Four.

Community

Between his work in the classroom and on the ice, Priskie is always the first Bobcat volunteering for community service with the team. Whether it’s going into the local schools and helping in classrooms or reading books to elementary students, he is always among the first to sign up to lead Quinnipiac in the room.

He also spearheads the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team’s involvement in various activities throughout the university, not just within athletics. His passion in uniting the university community as well as the town of Hamden is unmatched. This past summer, Priskie and the team participated in an event at the local town park that brought the athletic team’s and town together in a celebration of Quinnipiac Athletics.

Competition

Priskie is among the best Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey defenseman in program history, recently surpassing three-time All-American Reid Cashman (’07) for the fourth most goals by a defenseman. He has been honored by ECAC Hockey multiple times throughout his career, earning spots on the 2015-16 All-Rookie Team, the 2016-17 Third Team and the 2017-18 Second Team.

As a freshman in the 2015-16 season, Priskie played a vital role in Quinnipiac’s run to the national championship game, recording a career-high 26 points on four goals and 22 assists and appearing in all 43 games on the season. Priskie was frequently paired with Connor Clifton on defense that season, who went on to sign a professional contract with the Boston Bruins this past offseason. Following that impressive season, Priskie was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

As a sophomore, Priskie once again recorded 26 points but behind the strength of seven goals and 19 assists and was tied for third on the team with five power-play goals. He played a major role as the Bobcats reached the ECAC Hockey Semifinals before the Bobcats fell to eventual league champion and national semifinalist Harvard.

Priskie continued to elevate his offensive game as a junior, recording 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists, including eight power-play goals. Disappointed with the team’s 16-18-4 record, Priskie announced his intention to return for a senior year to end his college career on a high note.