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Grant Besse
Grant  Besse


Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185


Prev. School/Team:
Benilde-St. Margaret's

Badger Bites
Shoots left ... born in July of 1994 ... parents are John and Cheryl ... has one brother, Jack (24) ... father, John, played baseball at Illinois State ... attended Benilde-St. Margaret's High School ... taken in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round (147th overall) ... major is agricultural business management

2015–16/ Junior Season
Assistant captain

2014–15/ Sophomore Season
Led the Badgers with 11 goals and 22 points ... shared team lead with two power-play goals ... scored five of his 11 goals against Minnesota, scoring at least once in each of four meetings with the school ... produced pair of two-goal games in 5-3 win against Ferris State (Nov. 29) and 5-2 loss at Minnesota (Jan. 17) ... scored goal and then shootout winner in 2-2 tie against Minnesota (Jan. 16) ... tied career high with four-game point-scoring streak with two goals and five points (Jan. 30-Feb. 7), putting up points in nine of 11 contests in an overlapping stretch (Jan. 16-Feb. 20)

2013-14/ Freshman Season
Found the back of the net in each of his first two games as a Badger, tallying a goal on Oct. 11 and 12 against Northern Michigan ... he was the first Badger score in his first two games at UW since Kyle Turris in 2007-08 ...his goal on Oct. 12 came with 3:35 left in the final frame and was the difference in a 2-1 UW win ... his eight goals and 14 points led all Wisconsin freshmen

Before Besse was a Badger
Named 2013 Minnesota Mr. Hockey after 48-goal, 76-point senior season at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School ... as a junior, Besse recorded 93 points (52 goals, 41 assists) in just 31 games, averaging three points per game and making the Associated Press 2012 All-State First Team ... he led his team to a Minnesota state tournament Class AA championship, recording 12 goals and 18 points during the six-game tournament ... scored all five goals in Benilde's 5-1 championship game victory over Hill-Murray, which set the championship game record ... three of those goals came with the Red Knights shorthanded ... prior to his junior season, Beese scored 15 goals and 32 points in 21 games in the Upper Midwest High School Hockey Elite League, finishing third in both categories ... had 33 goals and 53 points as a sophomore ... during the 2009-10 prep season, Besse set a BSM freshman record and paced the state's freshmen with 30 goals, finishing the season with 50 points in 27 games ... one of three BSM players in school history to record back-to-back 50-point seasons ... named an All-North Suburban Conference honoree his first two seasons ... a St. Paul Pioneer Press honorable mention all-state selection as a sophomore.

Overall Statistics
2013-14 36 8 6 14 81 6-12 0 0 2
2014-15 30 11 11 22 92 3-6 2 0 0
Totals 66 19 17 36 173 9-18 2 0 2

Goals: 2 (2x), last at Minnesota, 1/17/15
Assists: 2 (2x), last vs. North Dakota, 11/7/14
Points: 2 (8x), last at Ohio State, 2/14/15
Point Streak: 4 (2x), 1/30-2/7/15
Multi-point Games: 8
Overtime Goals: None

Goals: 2 (3x), at Minnesota, 1/16-17/15
Assists: 3, vs. Colorado College, 12/13-14/13
Points: 3 (2x); last vs. Minnesota, 1/30-31/15

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