2012 Frozen Four: By The Numbers

ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 07: : Kenny Reiter #35 of the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs stops a shot by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four on April 7, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Boston College will join Minnesota, Ferris State and Union in the 2012 Frozen Four in Tampa. Here is a brief look at some of the numbers involved in this year's Frozen Four.

Best offensive team: Minnesota (3.67 goals/game)

Best defensive team: Union (1.80 goals/game)

Worst offense: Ferris State (2.93 goals/game)

Worst defense: Minnesota (2.21 goals/game)

Leading scorer: Erik Haula, Minnesota (20-28-48)

Leading goal scorer: Jeremy Welsh, Union (27 goals in 39 games)

Leading PPG scorer: Barry Almeida, Boston College (11 PPG in 42 games)

Leading SHG scorer: Nate Condon, Minnesota (4 SHG in 42 games)

Assists leader: Nate Schmidt, Minnesota (38 assists in 42 games)

Toughest schedule: Boston College (SOS rank 12)

Weakest schedule: Union (SOS rank 36)

Stingiest keeper: Troy Grosenick, Union (1.64 GAA)

Best power play: Union (46-of-189, 24.34%)

Worst power play: Ferris State (37-of-193, 19.17%)

Best penalty kill: Boston College (162-of-184, 88.0%)

Worst penalty kill: Minnesota (149-of-184, 81.0%)

1,293: driving distances, in miles, from Schenectady, NY to Tampa, the shortest trip (!) among the four schools

1,571: driving distance from Minneapolis to Tampa, the longest trip

26: number of combined NHL draft picks on a Frozen Four roster

26: number of combined NHL draft picks on Minnesota or Boston College's roster

48: total number of Frozen Four appearances of the four schools in this year's Frozen Four

0: total number of Frozen Four appearances of both Union and Ferris State prior to this year

9: National Championships (5 for Minnesota, 4 for BC)

14: Number of players who have the chance to win a second national title (BC's Brian Dumoulin, Tommy Cross, Patrick Wey, Edwin Shea, Barry Almeida, Pat Mullane, Brooks Dyroff, Chris Kreider, Steven Whitney, Paul Carey, Patch Alber, Tommy Atkinson, Chris Venti and Parker Milner)

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