NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Ben Marshall, Defenseman
VITALS: 5’9”, 179 lbs. from Mahtomedi, Minnesota (Feb. 30, 1992)
DRAFTED: R7 (201), 2010
2012-13 TEAM: University of Minnesota (WCHA)
2012-13 STATS: 19GP-3G-6A-9P-6PIM, +9 rating
UPCOMING GAMES: January 8 vs. Notre Dame
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The Golden Gophers (13-3-3) took over the top spot in USA Today’s NCAA rankings earlier this week after routing Boston College 8-1 in the championship game of the Mariucci Classic on Sunday. Marshall dished out a pair of assists in Minnesota’s title-clinching victory over the Eagles (view video highlights) and is now tied for his team lead in plus/minus.