Hard-working forward who will bring size and skill to the Notre Dame forwards ... competitive player with good hockey instincts ... has a tenacious style of play that gives opponents fits ... smart player who understands how to play with and without the puck ... has a great attitude and has shown a willingness to work hard to improve all aspects of his game ... joins the Irish after spending the 2010-11 campaign with the U.S. National Team Development Program where he was a teammate of fellow freshman Robbie Russo ... had his season cut short after suffering a broken leg in his second game that required surgery ... worked hard to return to action, getting back on the ice in February ... saw action in five games with the Under-18 team, scoring a goal and an assist for two points ... also played for the Under-17 team in 13 games, scoring twice with four assists for six points ... started the 2009-10 season with Team Illinois before being asked to join the national program ... was selected to play for the U.S. Select Under-17 team that played in the Five Nations Tournament in Aug. of 2009 and the Four Nations Cup in Nov. of 2009 ... played in 25 games in `09-'10 with the Under-17 team, picking up two goals with three assists for five points ... was eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and was ranked 81st by Central Scouting ... one of two Alaskans on the Irish roster along with sophomore goaltender Steven Summerhays (Anchorage) ... one of seven alums of the U.S. National Team Developmental Program on the Notre Dame roster ... one of 28 USNTDP alums to play for the Irish all-time ... signed a national letter-of-intent to play at Notre Dame in spring of 2011 along with Steven Fogarty, who will play junior hockey this season.
DOB: Apr. 22/94 | Shoots: L | Height: 5.11 | Weight: 195lbs
TSR Midterm Rank: NR
Regina forward Chandler Stephenson has blazing speed, a great shot, is a good passer, and strong hockey sense. The biggest thing holding him back at this point seems to be a lack of consistency, as the budding star has yet to put everything together and become the complete package. Stephenson competes in all three zones, and oozes talent when he is on his game. A streaky scorer, Stephenson saw a slight dip in production after a mid-season knee injury that sidelined him for nearly 6 weeks, something that he’ll have to work hard to recover from heading into next season. The Pats would love to see Stephenson develop into the same kind of player as Jordan Eberle or Jordan Weal, something he’s entirely capable of – if he can pull it all together.