SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Sophomore forward Ryder Rolston has been named Big Ten Hockey’s Third Star of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (Jan. 25).
The Birmingham, Michigan native helped the Fighting Irish to an 8-2 win over rival Boston College (Jan. 19) in their only game last week. Rolston posted his first career hat trick in that victory, which included scoring the game winner. It marked his fourth game-winning goal this season, which leads the team and is tied for fourth nationally.
It marks Rolston’s second Big Ten weekly honor this season/of his career, having previously earned Second Star of the Week accolades on Dec. 8, 2021.
On the season, Rolston is Notre Dame’s second-leading scorer with 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists in 23 games played. His 12 assists are tied for the team lead and he has a team-high three power-play goals. The Irish are 12-3-0 this season when he notches at least one point.
Rolston’s goal, assist and point totals are each career-high marks after posting a goal five assists in 28 games last season as a freshman.
Originally a fifth round selection (139th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2020 NHL Draft, Rolston’s rights were traded to Chicago in April of 2021.
B1G Stars Of The Week — Jan. 25
First Star: Jakub Dobeš, Fr., G, Ohio State
Second Star: Ryan Kirwan, Fr., F, Penn State
Third Star: Ryder Rolston, So., F, Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s 2021-22 B1G Stars of the Week
First Star: Max Ellis (Nov. 23)
Second Star: Ryder Rolston (Dec. 8)
Third Star: Matthew Galajda (Oct. 26 & Nov. 16) and Ryder Rolston (Jan. 25)