19 - Blake Pietila
Blake Pietila
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: So.
Hometown: Milford, Mich.
Position: F
Previous Experience: USNTDP
gp 35
p 24
g 14
a 10
pim 44
+/- -6

Freshman Season: Recorded 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in all 39 games...Tied for 3rd on the team in goals (10), tied for 4th in overall points (24) and 4th in assists (14)...Twice named WCHA Rookie of the Week, Oct 11th after a three point weekend vs. American International and Jan. 31st after a four point weekend at Minnesota Duluth...Scored the game-winning goal with 1:38 remaining in the third period of Tech's 3-2 win over St. Cloud State on Feb. 24.

Prior to Michigan Tech: Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round (129th overall selection) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft … Played the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the United States National Team Development Program … Posted 14 goals and nine assists for 23 total points in 60 games with the USNTDP Under-18 team in 2010-11 … Helped the U-18 team to the gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany … Tallied 10 goals and six assists for 16 points in 41 games with the USNTDP U-17 team in 2009-10.

Personal: Son of Bob and Karen Pietila of East Milford, Mich. … Has three sisters and two brothers—all older … Born Blake Chester Pietila on Feb. 20, 1993, in Southfield, Mich. … Enjoys hunting and fishing … Older brother, Chad, and cousin, Aaron, both play on the Tech hockey team … Is the first Tech player to be drafted since Jordan Foote (2004-08) was selected by the New York Rangers in the sixth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft … Shoots left … Majoring in marketing.

Pietila's Individual Statistics
 
 Year GP
G
A
PTS
PEN/MIN
PP
SH
GW
GT
 2011-12 39 10 14 24 15/46 3 0 2 0
 2012-13 35
14
10
24
18/44 2
0
1
1
Total
74 24 24 48 33/90 5 0 3 1
Recent Games
Mar 2 at St. Cloud St. W, 5-1
Mar 8 Colorado College W, 2-0
Mar 9 Colorado College L, 4-3
Mar 15 at North Dakota L, 5-3
Mar 16 at North Dakota W, 2-1
Mar 17 at North Dakota L, 6-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 35 28
Points 24 16
Goals 14 11
Assists 10 5
PIM 44 30
+/- -6 -4
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 2 1
Game-tying goals 1 1
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 91 75
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 6 Brock (St. Catharines, Ont.) W, 6-2 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 11 at Lake Superior State L, 4-2 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 13 Lake Superior State W, 8-4 1 1 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 19 Minnesota W, 5-3 2 0 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 20 Minnesota L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 26 at Denver L, 5-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 27 at Denver L, 5-2 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 2 Neb.-Omaha L, 2-1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 3 Neb.-Omaha L, 5-3 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 16 at Bemidji State W, 5-4 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 17 at Bemidji State W, 2-1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Nov 30 Minnesota Duluth L, 7-3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 1 Minnesota Duluth T, 4-4 1 0 1 6 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 4 at Northern Michigan L, 2-1 0 0 0 12 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 7 at Wisconsin T, 1-1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Dec 8 at Wisconsin T, 3-3 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 14 North Dakota L, 6-1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 15 North Dakota L, 4-1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 29 vs. Michigan W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 vs. Western Mich. W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Minnesota Duluth L, 1-0 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 12 at Minnesota Duluth L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 18 Bemidji State W, 4-0 2 1 3 0 +2 1 0 0 0 0 6
Jan 19 Bemidji State T, 2-2 1 0 1 4 +1 0 0 0 0 1 5
Feb 1 at Neb.-Omaha L, 4-3 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 2 at Neb.-Omaha W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 8 Alaska Anchorage L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 9 Alaska Anchorage W, 6-1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 12 Northern Michigan W, 8-2 1 3 4 0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 3
Feb 15 at Minnesota State L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 16 at Minnesota State L, 6-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 1 at St. Cloud St. L, 5-3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 2 at St. Cloud St. W, 5-1 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 8 Colorado College W, 2-0 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 9 Colorado College L, 4-3 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 15 at North Dakota L, 5-3 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 16 at North Dakota W, 2-1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 17 at North Dakota L, 6-0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 35 14 10 24 44 -6 3 0 0 2 1 0 91
Conference 28 11 5 16 30 -4 2 0 0 1 1 0 75
Exhibition 1 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Home 16 10 8 18 18 +5 3 0 0 1 1 0 50
Away 19 4 2 6 26 -11 0 0 0 1 0 0 41
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 8 9 17 0 +12 3 0 0 2 0 0 35
Losses 20 3 1 4 30 -20 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
Ties 4 3 0 3 14 +2 0 0 0 0 1 0 15

October 6 4 1 5 2 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 19
November 5 3 1 4 4 +0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14
December 6 3 0 3 22 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
January 4 3 1 4 6 +1 1 0 0 0 1 0 12
February 7 1 4 5 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
March 7 0 3 3 10 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10