41 Atte Tolvanen
41 Atte Tolvanen
Height: 6-0
Weight: 188
Year: So.
Hometown: Vihti, Finland
Position: G
Previous Team: Minot (NAHL)

2016-17 (Sophomore): Played in 38 of Northern Michigan's 39 games, starting 35 ... Recorded a 2.64 goals against average, a .918 save percentage and a 12-22-4 record ... Tied the NCAA men's record and broke the WCHA men's record by blanking five-straight opponents from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 ... Held his opponents scoreless for 339:05 minutes from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17, making 220-straight saves over that span ... Became only the second goaltender in NCAA men's history to surpass 300 scoreless minutes ... Broke the school record for consecutive scoreless minutes and tied the school record for single-season shutouts (5) ... Stands tied for third in school history with Jeff Poeschl (1982-83), Craig Kowalski (2001-02, 2002-03) and Jared Coreau (2012-13) for single-season goalie games played ... Reached the 30-save plateau 14 times, exceeding 40 four times ... Led the WCHA in conference saves (756), tied for first in conference shutouts (5) and ranked third in conference save percentage (.919) ... Earned first WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after making 59 of 60 saves against Alaska-Anchorage Jan. 20-21, good for a 0.50 GAA and a .983 save percentage ... Captured NCAA First Star of the Week and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors after stopping 75 shots to blank Bowling Green in back-to-back games on the road Feb. 3-4 ... Named NCAA First Star of the Week and WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for second week in a row after making 87 saves to shut out Alaska in back-to-back games Feb. 10-11 ... Stopped a season-high 48 shots against the Nanooks in fifth-consecutive shutout ... Selected as the WCHA Player of the Month after recording a .943 save percentage, a 2.26 goals against average and four shutouts during February ... Earned first career WCHA tournament victory by making 46 saves against Bemidji State March 4 ... Voted to the all-WCHA second team ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the All-Academic Team.

2015-16 (Freshman): Appeared in 25 games, posting a 2.46 GAA, a .928 save percentage and a 6-10-6 record ... Made 30 or more saves in 14 of 22 starts, reaching the 40-save plateau six times ... Finished second in the WCHA in conference save percentage (.934) and sixth in conference saves (549) ... Named the WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 4-11 after turning aside 66 of 71 shots to lead Northern Michigan to a pair of ties at Wisconsin during the first weekend of regular-season action ... Picked up second Rookie of the Week accolades for the week of Oct. 19-25 after stopping 63 of 67 shots in the Wildcats' home-and-home series against then No. 16 Michigan Tech ... Captured first Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1 after stopping 80 of 81 Bemidji State shots to help Northern Michigan secure three league points ... Posted season-best 46 saves in his first career shutout against Bemidji State Oct. 30 ... Named WCHA's first Rookie of the Month after posting a 1.99 GAA and a .942 save percentage during October ... Garnered third WCHA Rookie of the Month laurels for the week of Nov. 16-22 after stopping 63 of 66 of shots to help the Wildcats post two ties against Minnesota State ... Led Northern Michigan to a 3-1 win at then No. 18 Minnesota State Jan. 8, stopping 41 shots and picking up first collegiate point with the secondary assist on Darren Nowick's game-sealing empty net goal ... Made first WCHA tournament start against Ferris State Mar. 12 and turned aside 32 of 35 shots ... Earned Northern Michigan's Newcomer of the Year award ... Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

Before NMU: Spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Minot Minotauros (NAHL), posting a 1.94 GAA, a .922 save percentage, a 26-13-5 record and six shutouts .... Named the Central Division's Most Valuable Player and Goalie of the Year that season ... Played for the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) in 2013-14, going 12-23-4 with a 2.78 GAA and a .919 save percentage.

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