Sunday, December 4, 2011

Recruit Profile: Paul LaDue
Previous Team:  Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Arrival at UND:  Fall 2013
Position:  Defense
Birthday:  September 6th, 1992
Hometown:  Grand Forks, ND
Height:  6'1"
Weight:  193
Shoots:  Right

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • He played for the Linclon Stars (USHL), producing 49 points (12G, 37A) and a +27 rating in 62 regular season games to go along with a goal and an assist in five postseason contests. His 49 points and 37 assists led all USHL defensemen, helping him earn All-USHL First Team and USHL Defenseman of the Year honors.
  • He was named the USHL Defenseman of the Week for Week 18.
  • Wrapped up his stellar USHL career as Lincoln's all-time leading point producing defenseman with 83 points (21G, 62A) in 118 games.
  • Playing for the USHL's Lincoln Stars, he produced 34 points (9G, 25A) in 56 games to go along with a +36 rating. His +36 rating led all USHL defensemen and was the second best amongst all players. His 34 points were the seventh best among league blueliners, and he earned USHL Week 7 Defensive Player of the Week  honors. In the postseason, he recorded three points (1G, 2A) and a +2 rating in eight games in helping the Stars reach the Western Conference Final.
  • Played for the Alexandria Blizzard (NAHL), recording 22 points (3G, 19A) in 56 games and a +22 rating on his way to earning NAHL All-Rookie 2nd Team honors.
  • As a high school junior he played for the North Dakota state championship winning Grand Forks Central Knights, producing 35 points (10 G, 25A) in 27 games. He also earned regular season All-East Region, All-State, and All-State Tournament team honors.
  • Played in 27 games for Grand Forks Central, recording 11 points (1G, 10A) as a high school sophomore.

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