AS A BULLDOG: Has been an integral -- but at times unheralded -- part of the Bulldog blue line scheme over the past three winters ... easily surpassed his previous personal bests for scoring one year ago, pocketing 18 points on three goals and 15 assists and was a +14 on top of that ... picked up two of those points (one goal and one assist) while helping spark the Bulldogs past Bemidji State, 6-2, on Oct. 28 of last year ... was one of a dozen Bulldogs to accrue ice time in all 41 outings in 2011-12 ... has finished in the black for plus-minus in three consecutive seasons (the only current Bulldog to accomplish that feat) ... will take a string of 65 consecutive appearances into the 2012-13 season ... received an upgrade in both his ice time and responsibilities as a sophomore and didn’t disappoint ... had 10 points to his credit that year, scoring three goals and assisting on seven others ... registered his first multi-point night in a Bulldog uniform on Nov. 12, 2010 by helping set up a pair of goals in UMD’s 5-3 home triumph over Michigan Tech ... accumulated all but two of his points in 2010-11 in Bulldog triumphs ... was sidelined for both ends of the Minnesota series in mid-December 2010 while tending to an upper body injury ... had few equals in the WCHA -- and perhaps the nation -- when it came to blocking shots, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the 2011 NCAA East Regional ... qualified for the 2010-11 WCHA All-Academic Team ... certainoy made his presence felt -- particularly over the course of the final three months of the season -- as a collegiate newcomer three winters ago ... was the recipient of Jerry Chumola Award as UMD’s Rookie of the Year after closing out 2009-10 with one goal and five assists and ranking third on the club in plus-minus rating (+4) ... sat out four outings during the first half of the season (two with a head injury and two more with that flu) ... racked up five of his six freshman-year points, including his inaugural collegiate goal vs. Denver on Dec. 12, 2009, at the DECC.
BEFORE UMD: Set up his hockey residence in Olds, Alberta, for two seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09) prior to his arrival in Duluth ... placed second among Olds Grizzly pointmen in regular season scoring in 2008-09 with 30 points on 10 goals and 20 assists in 44 outings ... added another six points (two goals and four assists) during the Grizzlies’ 15-game run in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs that spring ... suited up for the South Division at the 2009 AJHL All-Star Game in Calgary ... was chosen the AJHL Rookie of the Year the previous winter after finishing the regular season as Olds’ top point producing blueliner (13 goals and 22 assists in 52 regular season outings) ... also took part in the AJHL All-Star Game that year and was later voted to the AJHL South Division All-Rookie Team.
PERSONAL: Born Wade Marten Bergman on Sept. 9, 1990 in Calgary, Alberta ...is the son of Robert and Jill Bergman ... has three older siblings -- Lynndy, Trenton, and Tasha ... graduate from Bowness High School in 2008 ... is majoring in management at UMD.
BULLDOG MILESTONES: First Game - vs. Northern Michigan (Oct. 11, 2009). First Goal - vs. Denver (Dec. 12, 2009). First Assist - vs. Clarkson (Oct. 31, 2009). Most Goals, Game 1 (7 Times). Most Points, Game - 2 (3 Times). Longest Scoring Streak - 3 Games (Oct. 7, 2011- Oct. 14, 2011).