Former Notre Dame hockey player joins Men’s U.S. National Team

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – USA Hockey announced Thursday that former University of Notre Dame defenseman Andrew Peeke has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Hockey Team. 

The U.S. Men’s Team will be competing as a part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championships, which are being held between May 13-29 in Finland.  

Playing at Notre Dame from 2016-2019, Peeke also captained the Irish as a junior in the 2018-2019 season. He finished his career at Notre Dame with 119 game-appearances, 12 goals and 40 assists. 

The two-time Big Ten All-Academic honoree was a mainstay for a trio of NCAA tournament years for the Irish in which they made the Frozen Four semifinal in 2017 and a National Championship game appearance in 2018. 

Peeke has spent the last three years in the NHL as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He became a consistent starter for the Blue Jackets in 2021-2022, skating in a career high 82 games. 

With Peeke added to the men’s team’s roster, he has become the 17th former Notre Dame hockey player to compete for the U.S. Men’s National Hockey Team. 

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