19 - Blake Pietila
Blake Pietila
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Brighton, Mich.
Position: F
Previous Experience: USNTDP
gp 39
p 28
g 8
a 20
pim 84
+/- -4

Sophomore Season (2012-13): Earned the Merv Youngs Award as the team's MVP … Was a key to both Tech's power play and penalty kill … Amassed 24 points (14g, 10a) in 35 games with the Huskies … Won a gold medal with Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, becoming the first Husky to ever medal at the event … Scored four goals in the first three games of the season including a pair vs. No. 1 Minnesota in a 5-3 upset (Oct. 19) … Had the overtime game winner at Bemidji State in a 2-1 decision (Nov. 17) … Turned in a season-best four-point night with one goal and three assists vs. Northern Michigan in an 8-2 win (Feb. 12).

Freshman Season (2011-12): 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 played on the Tech hockey team … Shoots left … Owns a 3.11 grade point average 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
Feb 21 Northern Michigan W, 7-4
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2
Mar 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-0
Mar 8 at Minnesota State T, 1-1
Mar 14 at Bowling Green L, 2-1
Mar 15 at Bowling Green L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 39 28
Points 28 21
Goals 8 7
Assists 20 14
PIM 84 53
+/- -4 -2
Power-play goals 7 6
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 1 1
Game-tying goals 0 0
Shots 114 88
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 5 Laurentian W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 11 at Minnesota Duluth L, 2-1 0 0 0 17 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 12 at Minnesota Duluth T, 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 at Notre Dame L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 20 at Notre Dame L, 7-3 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 25 at Northern Michigan L, 2-0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 26 Northern Michigan W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 1 at Michigan L, 3-2 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 2 at Michigan L, 2-1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 8 Michigan St. W, 3-0 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 9 Michigan St. W, 3-2 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 15 Lake Superior State L, 5-3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 16 Lake Superior State W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 22 at Alaska Anchorage L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 23 at Alaska Anchorage T, 2-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 29 at Alaska W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 30 at Alaska W, 2-1 0 0 0 15 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 6 Bemidji State T, 2-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Dec 7 Bemidji State T, 2-2 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 13 Bowling Green L, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 14 Bowling Green T, 4-4 1 0 1 10 -1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Dec 27 vs. Michigan St. T, 2-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 28 vs. Western Mich. L, 1-0 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 3 at Lake Superior State L, 4-3 0 2 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 4 at Lake Superior State W, 3-2 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 10 at Ferris State L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 11 at Ferris State L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Jan 24 Ferris State W, 3-2 0 3 3 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 25 Ferris State L, 3-0 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 31 at Bowling Green W, 5-2 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 1 at Bowling Green W, 5-4 1 1 2 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Feb 7 Alabama Huntsville W, 4-1 2 0 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 7
Feb 8 Alabama Huntsville W, 10-4 2 2 4 2 +2 2 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 14 Alaska L, 7-3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 15 Alaska L, 7-2 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 21 Northern Michigan W, 7-4 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2 0 1 1 12 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 8 at Minnesota State T, 1-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 14 at Bowling Green L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 15 at Bowling Green L, 5-2 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Total 39 8 20 28 84 -4 7 0 0 1 0 114
Conference 28 7 14 21 53 -2 6 0 0 1 0 88
Exhibition 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Home 16 5 13 18 24 +4 4 0 0 0 0 55
Away 21 3 7 10 56 -7 3 0 0 1 0 51
Neutral 2 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 8

Wins 14 6 14 20 37 +8 5 0 0 1 0 39
Losses 19 1 6 7 33 -10 1 0 0 0 0 47
Ties 6 1 0 1 14 -2 1 0 0 0 0 28

September - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 0 1 1 21 -4 0 0 0 0 0 7
November 10 1 5 6 19 -1 1 0 0 0 0 29
December 6 1 1 2 16 -1 1 0 0 0 0 27
January 7 1 6 7 10 +0 1 0 0 0 0 23
February 7 5 6 11 16 +3 4 0 0 1 0 22
March 4 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6
April - - - 0 - - - - - - - -