|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.
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I think offensively, a lot of us are fighting it a little bit, and you don’t play with swagger and confidence when you are fighting it.