A gritty, two-way skater . . . Brings a high-energy level to the ice every time . . . Will contend for increased ice time this season . . . Gained invaluable experience a season ago and should benefit considerably . . . Vying for playing time on the penalty-kill unit . . . Returned from the offseason in excellent physical condition . . . Tenacious at both ends . . . Feisty and aggressive-type of player . . . Has the ability to score and also set up his teammates for scoring chances . . . Possesses good game instincts.
Participated in 31 of the team’s 39 contests . . . Compiled a three-game (10/13-20) scoring string with three total points (2-1=3) and had a combined +4 plus/minus rating . . . Took only three games before registering his first collegiate tally and was +2 against Mercyhurst (10/13) . . . Received an assist in the series finale versus Mercyhurst (10/14) . . . Accounted for the Bulldogs’ first marker in a 2-1 triumph at Western Michigan (10/20) . . . Picked up a helper in Ferris’ 6-3 decision over Nebraska Omaha (1/20) . . . Scored an unassisted marker and had a plus one rating at Lake Superior State (3/3) in game two of a first-round CCHA Tourney series . . . Started out the campaign with a personal season-high three points (2-1=3) in eight October affairs.
Second all-time leading points getter for the Texarkana Bandits of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with 120 career points (49-71=120) in 111 outings . . . Earned 2005-06 second-team NAHL All-Star plaudits by totaling a squad-leading 73 points on a team third-best 29 goals and a squad-high tying 44 assists in 58 contests for head coach Jon Cooper’s club . . . Placed tied for sixth among the NAHL’s 2005-06 points leaders as the Bandits went 42-14 overall . . . Selected both team Most Valuable Player and Offensive MVP following the 2005-06 season . . . Tied for 35th place among NAHL scoring leaders by garnering 47 points with 20 goals and 27 assists in 53 games for 2004-05 campaign en route to a 36-15 overall mark . . . Winner of the team’s Charlie Hustle Award for 2004-05 campaign . . . Two-time (2004-06) team captain and teammate of FSU forward Aaron Lewicki . . . A 2005 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas . . . Played two seasons (2001-02) each in hockey and football at Indiana (Pa.) High . . . Member of USA Hockey Mid-America Select Team at bantam midget level . . . Also played for Honey Baked AAA Midget Major Team as a high school freshman.
SSon of Paul and Robin Haines . . . Born 8/23/86 in Indiana, Pa. . . . His father works in sales and mother is a homemaker . . . Has an older brother and a younger sister . . . His brother, Jordan, played club hockey at Indiana (Pa.) . . . Interests include hunting, fishing and golf . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Shoots: left . . . Majoring in marketing.