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#52 Nathan Lawson
Position: Goaltender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Club: Olds/AJHL
Experience: 2 Letters

2006-07: Played and started a career-high 27 games junior season, owning a 3.03 goals-against average and .893 save percentage ... recorded a personal-best 10 wins (10-15-2 overall) ... 3.03 GAA was lowest of career ... season GAA was lowest by a Seawolf goalie since 1999-00, and fourth-lowest since UAA joined the WCHA (seventh-lowest all time) ... season win total was most by a UAA netminder since 1998-99 (Gregg Naumenko, 11) ... went 6-14-1 in 21 conference starts, with a 3.28 GAA and .890 save percentage ... stopped a season-high 41 shots Feb. 24 at Minnesota Duluth ... registered five games of 30 or more saves ... stopped 51 of 54 shots combined in Games 2 and 3 of WCHA First Round playoff series at Minnesota, owning a .927 save percentage and a 1.92 GAA ... earned fifth-career assist Nov. 18 in 4-2 win over North Dakota ... played a career-high 1523:50 minutes ... recorded 644 saves (second-most of career) ... earned WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors Nov. 21 after helping lead UAA to a two-game sweep over North Dakota ... was 3-0-1 in four non-conference starts, posting a 2.43 GAA and .890 save percentage ... held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine games, including allowing just one goal in four starts ... moved to third on UAA’s career GAA list (3.24) ... fifth all-time in career saves (2116) and career minutes played (4068:30) ... tied for fourth in career games played (75) ... holds UAA’s top-career save percentage mark at .906 ... became the fifth Seawolf goalie to post of 2000 career saves.

 

2005-06: Followed up solid freshman season with a successful sophomore campaign as UAA’s top goalie ... posted a team-best .908 save percentage, 3.44 GAA and 4-11-3 record ... saw action in 21 games, including 19 starts ... recorded career-high 51 saves in 2-2 tie at Michigan Tech (Jan. 21) ... posted nine games of 30 or more saves, including two over 40 ... allowed two or fewer goals in eight games ... missed eight games late in the season due to injury ... made 605 total saves ... registered second-career shutout Dec. 10 at Denver (37 saves) ... tallied fourth career assist Jan. 6 against North Dakota ... ranked No. 5 among WCHA goalies in save percentage and No. 9 in GAA ... earned two WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors (Dec. 12 and Jan. 23) ... became first netminder in school history to record back-to-back seasons with a .900 save percentage or higher ... .908 save percentage ranks as the fourth-best single-season performance in program history ... posted two of WCHA’s top five single-game save performances (51-save effort Jan. 21 was third-best in league).

 

2004-05: Voted team MVP and Rookie of the Year by teammates after posting stellar freshman season for Seawolves ... recorded 18 games of 30 or more saves, including seven of 40 or more ... named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team ... is the seventh UAA player and fourth goalie to earn league rookie team honors ... posted second-best single-season save totals in UAA history, recording 867 saves ...  registered third-best single-season save percentage in team history (.914), which ranked as eighth-best among WCHA goalies ... is one of six Seawolf goalies to record season save percentage of .900 or higher ... started 24 games, playing 1482:05 minutes ... earned a record of 7-15-3 and a 3.34 goals-against average ... posted season-best 45 saves Mar. 11 at Wisconsin ... recorded a .955 save percentage during the first round of the WCHA playoffs (three games, 126 saves) ... earned first-collegiate shutout Nov. 6 against Minnesota Duluth ... tallied three assists (most ever for a UAA goalie) ... held opponents to two or fewer goals 11 times ... went 6-1-2 when allowing two or fewer goals ... a four-time WCHA Player of the Week award winner, earned three Rookie of the Week nods and one Defensive Player of the Week accolade.

 

BEFORE UAA: Posted 31-9-2 record, 2.39 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 44 regular-season games for the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 2003-04 ... ranked fourth overall in the AJHL in goaltending ... 31 wins were second-most in the league ... helped lead Olds to the semi-finals of the AJHL Playoffs ... recorded 1.79 GAA and .942 save percentage in 14 playoff games ... a three-time AJHL South-Division All-Star team selection.

 

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 29, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta ... son of Stephen and Donna Lawson ... catches left ... management major.


CAREER STATS
Overall      GP   GS   W-L-T    MIN      GA   GAA   SVS    SV%  SO         
2004-05      27   24   7-15-3   1482:05  82   3.32  949   .914  1
2005-06      21   19   4-11-3   1063:11  61   3.44  605   .908  1
2006-07      27   27   10-15-2  1523:50  77   3.03  644   .893  0                           
Totals       75   70   21-41-8  4066:16  220  3.25  2116  .906  2

WCHA         GP   GS   W-L-T    MIN      GA   GAA   SVS    SV%   SO         

2004-05      20   18   4-12-2   1082:48  64   3.55  610    .905  1

2005-06      17   15   3-8-3    869:26   49   3.38  491    .909  1

2006-07      21   21   6-14-1   1151:10  63   3.28  512    .890  0

Totals       58   54   13-34-6  3103:24  176  3.40  1613   .902  2

 

CAREER BESTS

Saves (game):    51    1/21/06 at Michigan Tech

Saves (period):  21    3/5/05 at Alaska Fairbanks (3rd period)

Shutouts:        2     last: 12/10/05 at Denver

 

 

 

 


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