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Niko Rufo
Niko  Rufo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stoneham, Mass.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 199

Position:
F

Last Team:
Kimball Union (NEPSIHA)


02/24/2017

No. 10 Men’s Hockey Downs UMass, 6-2

Jake Walman tallied two goals and an assist for the Friars on Friday night in Amherst.

02/22/2017

No. 10 Men’s Hockey Game Notes vs. UMass

The Friars and Minutemen close out the regular season in a home-and-home series this weekend.

02/18/2017

No. 10 Men’s Hockey, No. 15 Notre Dame Skate to 3-3 Tie

The Friars and Irish skated to a thrilling 3-3 tie in South Bend on Saturday night.

02/08/2017

No. 11/12 Men’s Hockey Skates Past UConn, 4-1

Freshman Vimal Sukumaran scored twice for the Friars on Wednesday night.

12/30/2016

Men’s Hockey Battles to 2-2 Tie with No. 2/2 Denver

The Friars got goals from Jake Walman and Garrett Gamez on Friday night.

2015-2016: Appeared in 18 games, tallying two points on the season … notched assists against Northeastern (Nov. 20) and Merrimack (Dec. 5) … registered a career high 15 shots in 2015-16 … recorded a pair of shots on goal at Colgate (Oct. 30) and UConn (Feb. 12).



2014-15: After a season-ending injury sustained as a freshman, returned to the Friar lineup to play in 11 games ... Notched an assist in the season-opening game against Ohio State (10/10).

2013-14 Honors and Awards

• HEA Rookie of the Week (10/28)

2013-14: Notched his first career point in his first career game with an assist in Providence's season-opening 5-1 win over Minnesota State (10/11) ... Scored his first career goal against AIC (10/19) ... Netted the overtime, game-winning goal against Miami (10/25) ... Missed the final 31 games of the season with a lower body injury.

BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for Kimball Union (NEPSIHA) in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Tallied 17 goals and added 34 assists for 51 points in 30 games in 2012-13 ... Named an All-New England East All-Star following the 2012-13 season ...Helped Kimball Union to the 2012 Flood Maar Championship and was named to the 2012 Flood Maar All-Tournament Team ... Named to the New Hampshire Prep School All-State Team in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Helped Kimball Union to the 2011-12 Simmons/Piatelli Championship ... Also won the 2012-13 U-18 USA Hockey National Championship while playing for the Neponset Valley River Rats (Tier 1 Elite AAA) ... Played for the national championship-winning Boston Junior Bruins in 2010-11(EJHL) ... Scored 18 goals and had 20 assists for 38 points in 40 games ... Played for Arlington Catholic (Arlington, Mass.) in 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... During the 2009-10 season helped Arlington Catholic to the MIAA Division I State Championship.


PERSONAL: Niko A. Rufo ... April 6, 1994 ... Son of Adamo and Carol Rufo ... Has an older sister, Franchesca ... His older cousin, Michael Rufo, graduated from Providence College in 2013 ... Finance Major.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 1 (2 times - 10/26/13 vs. Miami)
Assists: 1 (4 times - 12/5/15 vs. Merrimack)
Points: 1 (6 times - 12/5/15 vs. Merrimack)
Point Streak: 2 games (10/19/13 - 10/25/13); 2-0-0
Goal Streak: 2 games (10/19/13 - 10/25/13); 2-0-0
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