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Jordan Kawaguchi

School

University of North Dakota

Position
Forward
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Kawaguchi will graduate with a degree in marketing.

Character

Kawaguchi is the captain of the 2020-21 team and was an assistant captain in 2019-20. As a Hobey Baker Award finalist, he had just 8 penalty minutes all of last season, leading by example.

He passed up NHL free agent offers in the offseason to return for a senior season and to graduate.

Community

Kawaguchi has offered his time to a SAAC Mentorship Pen Pal Program, Special Olympics of Grand Forks, SAAC Food Drive, and SAAC Halloween Bash.

Competition

Kawaguchi was a 2020 Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalist and has led UND in points in each of the last two seasons and is currently leading this season as well.

He was the NCHC Forward of the Year and the USCHO.com National Player of the Year in 2020.

With two overtime winners already this season, Kawaguchi has set the UND career record with 5 overtime goals. Kawaguchi became the 84th UND player to reach 100 career points and was second in the NCAA in points last season, leading the country in game-winning points.