A solid positional player . . . Has a lot of natural talent and a good sense for the game . . . Possesses the potential to be a regular on the blueline and be a contributor . . . Should compete for a greater amount of ice time this season . . . Needs to continue working on developing his conditioning level . . . Originally joined the program as a walk-on.
Earned both the programís Steve Banonis Most Improved Player and Plus/Minus Awards . . . Concluded the season with a team-leading +12 efficiency rating to go along with four points on a goal with three assists in 28 contests . . . Scored his first collegiate lamplighter in 6-2 decision against Ohio State (2/3) and concluded the game with a +2 efficiency rating . . . Initial career point was a helper versus Nebraska Omaha (1/19) . . . Posted an assist and was +2 in 5-2 upset win at nationally number-one ranked Notre Dame (2/23) . . . Credited with an assist at Lake Superior State (3/4) in the deciding game of CCHA Tournament First-Round series . . . Compiled a plus efficiency rating in 12 outings . . . 75% (1-2=3) of his seasonís points total occurred in league encounters . . . Produced a personal best two points (1-1=2) in eight February appearances. .
Competed in four contests but didnít register a point . . . Earned a +1 rating vs. Army (10/15) at the Mutual of Omaha Stampede Tournament and at Mercyhurst (11/25) . . . Lone shot on goal came against Alaska Fairbanks (11/4) and was also assessed two penalties for four minutes in the CCHA encounter . . . Received ice time in both games of the non-league series at Mercyhurst (11/25-26).
Participated in the 2004-05 season with the Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) . . . Coached by Bob Mainhardt . . . Recorded 18 points on six goals and 12 assists in 46 games for the 2004-05 campaign . . . Scored six power-play goals, one short-handed marker and three game-winning tallies while accumulating 50 penalty minutes as Youngstown posted a 27-24-4 overall regular-season mark in 2004-05 . . . Helped lead the Phantoms to the semifinal round of the 2005 NAHL North Division Playoffs . . . Placed tied for fourth among NAHL defensemen with four power-play lamplighters . . . A 2004 graduate of Grosse Pointe (Mich.) North High School . . . Earned all-state dream team second-team plaudits as a prepster . . . Coached by Scott Loch.
Son of George and Sharon Case . . . Born 3/15/86 in Grosse Pointe, Mich. . . . Father is a sales representative at Toshiba Corporation while mother is a school teacher . . . Enjoys watching television . . . Shoots: Left . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Recreation leadership management major.