|NUMBER:||46||BIRTHDATE:||July 17, 1989|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Worcester, MA, United States|
|WEIGHT:||197||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2007 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||5th (126th overall)|
Lavin, 22, registered 17 points (3G, 14A) in 71 regular-season tilts with Rockford in his first full professional campaign. Honored at season’s end as the club’s Rookie of the Year, he ranked second among team defensemen with 102 shots on goal. Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Shrewsbury, Mass., native captained the University of Notre Dame to the 2011 Frozen Four last season.
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.