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Niko Rufo
Niko  Rufo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Stoneham, Mass.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
F

Last Team:
Kimball Union (NEPSIHA)


12/05/2015

Ellis Shuts the Door, #1 Men’s Hockey Blanks #16 Merrimack, 4-0

Nick Ellis recorded his third career shutout as the Friars continue their unbeaten streak.

11/20/2015

Saracino, Jankowski Lift #1 Friars Over Northeastern, 5-2

Four Friars boasted multi-point efforts against the Huskies on Friday night.

10/16/2015

Ellis Backstops No. 2 Men's Hockey Past Holy Cross, 4-1

Friars raise championship banner in a special night at Schneider Arena on Friday.

03/24/2015

Men's Hockey NCAA Tournament Game Notes

The No. 4 seeded Friars take on No. 1 seeded Miami at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.

11/05/2014

Men's Hockey To Play Merrimack In Weekend Hockey East Series

The Friars play host to the Warriors at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7

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 (2 times - 10/10/14 at Ohio State)
Points: 1 (4 times - 10/10/14 at Ohio State)
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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