19 Blake Pietila
19 Blake Pietila
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brighton, Mich.
Position: F
Team: USNTDP
Previous Experience: USNTDP
gp 40
p 30
g 14
a 16
pim 56
+/- +6

Junior Season (2013-14): Was co-recipient of the Gary Crosby Memorial Award as the team's leading scorer with 28 points in 39 games … Had eight goals and a team-high 20 assists … Served as team co-captain … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … Posted eight multi-point games—six of those after Jan. 1 … Notched two assists in each game of Tech's Nov. 8-9 sweep of Michigan State … Earned WCHA Offensive Player of the Week nod following a 1-2=3 performance in a Jan. 31-Feb. 1 sweep at Bowling Green including the overtime game winner Feb. 1 … Posted 19 points (6g, 13a) in the final 18 games of the season.

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 3.05 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
 2013-14 39
8
20
28
23/84 7
0
1
0
Total
113 32 44 76 56/174 12 0 4 1
Recent Games
Mar 7 at Northern Michigan W, 3-1
Mar 13 Alabama Huntsville W, 1-0
Mar 14 Alabama Huntsville W, 3-0
Mar 20 vs. Bowling Green W, 5-2
Mar 21 vs. Minnesota State L, 5-2
Mar 27 vs. St. Cloud State L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 40 28
Points 30 21
Goals 14 10
Assists 16 11
PIM 56 46
+/- +6 +8
Power-play goals 5 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 1 1
Games started 34 26
Game-winning goals 3 3
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 102 74
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 4 at Lake Superior State W, 5-3 1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Oct 5 at Lake Superior State W, 5-1 1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Oct 24 at Ferris State W, 1-0 1 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Oct 25 at Ferris State W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 31 Michigan W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 1 Michigan W, 6-2 1 1 2 3 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 7 Alaska Anchorage W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 8 Alaska Anchorage W, 3-1 1 0 1 1 12 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 14 at Bemidji State W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15 at Bemidji State W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 21 Minnesota State L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 22 Minnesota State L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 28 at Alabama Huntsville W, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 29 at Alabama Huntsville W, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 12 Minnesota Duluth L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 13 Minnesota Duluth W, 4-3 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 28 vs. Michigan L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 29 vs. Ferris State W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 2 at Wisconsin W, 8-1 - 2 1 3 2 +1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 3 at Wisconsin L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 9 at Northern Michigan T, 3-3 1 0 0 0 10 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 10 Northern Michigan L, 5-4 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 16 Bowling Green W, 4-3 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Jan 17 Bowling Green L, 3-2 1 2 0 2 4 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 23 Alaska W, 4-3 1 1 1 2 2 +0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Jan 24 Alaska W, 3-2 1 1 0 1 2 +0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 30 Alabama Huntsville W, 5-0 1 1 1 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 31 Alabama Huntsville W, 11-1 1 0 3 3 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 6 Bemidji State W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 7 Bemidji State W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 13 at Alaska Anchorage W, 5-1 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 14 at Alaska Anchorage W, 10-0 1 0 1 1 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 27 at Minnesota State T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 28 at Minnesota State L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mar 6 Northern Michigan W, 5-1 1 2 0 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mar 7 at Northern Michigan W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 13 Alabama Huntsville W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Mar 14 Alabama Huntsville W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 20 vs. Bowling Green W, 5-2 1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 21 vs. Minnesota State L, 5-2 1 1 0 1 2 -2 1 0 0 0 0 5
Mar 27 vs. St. Cloud State L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2011-12 39 10 15 25 46 -2 3 0 0 2 0 0 115
2012-13 35 14 10 24 44 -6 3 0 0 2 1 0 91
2013-14 39 8 20 28 84 -4 7 0 0 1 0 0 114
2014-15 40 14 16 30 56 +6 5 0 1 3 0 0 102
Total 153 46 61 107 230 -6 18 0 1 8 1 0 422
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 40 14 16 30 56 +6 5 0 1 3 0 0 102
Conference 28 10 11 21 46 +8 2 0 1 3 0 0 74
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 20 8 9 17 30 +2 3 0 0 1 0 0 58
Away 16 5 5 10 24 +5 1 0 1 2 0 0 36
Neutral 4 1 2 3 2 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
-
Wins 29 11 16 27 36 +9 4 0 1 3 0 0 70
Losses 9 3 0 3 10 -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 29
Ties 2 0 0 0 10 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
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October 5 3 1 4 6 +3 0 0 1 2 0 0 12
November 9 1 4 5 20 -4 1 0 0 0 0 0 15
December 4 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
January 10 7 7 14 20 +4 3 0 0 1 0 0 34
February 6 0 2 2 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
March 6 3 1 4 6 +1 1 0 0 0 0 0 22