24 - Stephane Da Costa
Stephane Da Costa
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Paris, France
Position: F
Major: French
Shoots/Catches: R
Last Team: Sioux City (USHL)

2009-10: Played in 34 games as a freshman…NCAA Rookie of the Year, earning the first national honor by a Merrimack player ever…also won USCHO, College Hockey, and Hockey East Rookie of the Year awards…scored 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists)…ranked eighth nationally, fourth in Hockey East and first among all rookies with 1.32 points per game…led all rookies nationally in scoring…second-team all-conference honoree by Hockey East…first-ever Hockey East five-time Rookie of the Month…most points ever by a Merrimack freshman and most assists by a Merrimack player since Rejean Stringer in 1998-99…team-high +12 rating…went eight games all year without a point…registered 15 multi-point games, with three games of three or more points…first freshman in NCAA history to score a natural hat trick and get five goals in the same game as part of his first career goal…first player since Brian Gionta to score five times in a game (Army, 10/17)…tallied four power-play goals and 159 shots on goal…named to Hockey East All-Academic team…represented Team France at IIHF World Championships, tying for team-lead with three points in five games…attended Anaheim’s NHL Rookie Camp in July.

Personal/Last Team: Born July 11, 1989…son of Thierry Da Costa and Yolande Bochenko…has two siblings, Teddy and Gabriel…was fifth in the United States Hockey League with 67 points (31 goals, 36 assists)…ranked fourth overall in goals…led team in goals, assists and points…scored at least three points in seven games in 2008-09…tallied 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) for Sioux City in 2007-08…netted 40 points (23 goals, 17 assists) for Texas on the NAHL in 2006-07…undeclared arts major at Merrimack.