ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
22 - David Valek
David Valek
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
High School: Chelsea (Mich.)
Position: Forward
Major: Economics
Shoots/Catches: Right
House Affiliation: Dunster

Junior (2011-12) Stats
ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection ... Received Harvard's Ralph "Cooney" Weiland Award for devotion to the game ... Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week (Feb. 28) ... ECAC Hockey Player of the Week (Feb. 28) ... Led Harvard forwards and tied for second on the team with 47 blocked shots ... Recorded four points (3-1-4) in five playoff games ... Scored seven goals in the final six games of the season ... Netted hat trick in Game 3 of ECAC quarterfinals against Yale (March 11) ... Scored two goals in each game and totaled eight blocked shots in sweep of St. Lawrence and Clarkson to clinch playoff bye (Feb. 24-25) ... Set up tying goal by Eric Kroshus in third-period comeback to beat Brown (Jan. 28) ... Notched a goal and an assist in comeback from four goals down to defeat New Hampshire (Nov. 22) ... Recorded first multi?point game with two assists in win against No. 18 Colgate (Nov. 12) ... Scored the game-tying goal in 2-2 draw against No. 19 Quinnipiac (Nov. 5).

Sophomore (2010-11) Stats
Set up Michael Del Mauro’s go-ahead goal in second period of 4-3 win against St. Lawrence (Feb. 26) ... Scored first goal of season in 4-2 win against Army in opening game of Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup (Jan. 1).

Freshman (2009-10) Stats
Played in 28 games, including the final 21 of the regular season and both games of EAC Hockey quarterfinal series at Cornell (March 12-13) ... Tallied a goal in 4-3 home win against No. 16 Union (Feb. 13) ... Logged first collegiate assist on Colin Moore's first-period goal at Minnesota (Jan. 9) ... Scored first career goal to seal win against No. 8 Quinnipiac (Dec. 29) ... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win at Dartmouth (Oct. 30).

Before Harvard
Played two seasons for the U.S. National Team Development Program while graduating from Chelsea High School ... Helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship ... Also helped the U.S. National Under-18 Team win Four Nations and Five Nations tournament titles ... Played in 57 games for Team USA in 2008-09, registering eight points and 13 assists ... Team USA teammate of Harvard classmate Brendan Rempel ... Played in 49 games with nine goals and 10 assists for the U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2007-08.

Personal
Born in Utah before moving to Europe, spending time in Croatia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic ... Father, Ivan, played professional basketball in the former Yugoslavia.

Career Highs
Points - 2 four times, most recently two goals vs. Clarkson, Feb. 25, 2012
Goals - 2 twice most recently vs. Clarkson, Feb. 25, 2012
Assists - 2 vs. Colgate, Nov. 12, 2011
Point streak - 2 Feb. 24, 2012-present 

Career Stats

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009-10................ 28 2 1 3 16 .125 8-27 -14 0 0 0
2010-11................ 29 1 1 2 27 .037 10-28 -5 0 0 0
TOTAL.................. 57 3 2 5 43 .070 18-55 -19 0 0 0