8 - Scott Van der Linden
Scott Van der Linden
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Antigonish, NS
High School: Notre Dame Hounds
Position: D
A smart defenseman, Scott Van der Linden will look to help lead what will be a very young defensive corps this season.

2007-2008: Played in 19 games, pairing most regularly with David Robertson '08 as the Bears' second defensive pair ... Also paired up with Sean Hurley '08, Matt Palmer '09, and Hunter Thunell '10 ... Finished the season with four assists, all in ECAC Hockey contests ... Picked up his first point of the season with an assist against Quinnipiac ... Earned his first multi-point game with two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in Brown's victory over St. Lawrence, earning 3rd star honors ... Tallied an assist in 5-4 win at Dartmouth ... One of 21 Bears named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

2006-2007: Played in 11 games as a rookie, starting five of the last six regular season games ... Gained valuable experience splitting time with classmate Hunter Thunell as Brown's sixth defenseman after Mike Stuart was side-lined with a season-ending injury ... Also saw time on the Brown penalty-kill ... Finished the year with a "+2" rating ... Made his collegiate debut in 4-2 win over AIC ... Earned his first career point with an assist in 3-2 win over Mercyhurst ... One of 20 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

Before Brown: Van der Linden played for the Notre Dame Hounds for the three seasons prior to enrolling at Brown ... An assistant captain in 2005-2006, Van der Linden was the recipient of the team's Most Improved Player Award ... Finished the year with 18 points (3g, 15a) to go along with 187 penalty minutes ... Recipient of the team's Top Academic Player Award in 2005 ... Was also an assistant captain for the Notre Dame Midget AAA team in 2004 ... Played for Team Nova Scotia at the 2003 Canada Games, serving as an assistant captain.

Personal: Scott John Van der Linden is the son of Harry and Joanne Van der Linden of Antigonish, Nova Scotia ... Born in 1986 ... Scott has two brothers, Jason and Daniel, and one sister, Jeanette ... Attended Athol Murray College of Notre Dame ... Recipient of Math Award and University of Toronto Book Award ... Interests: Sports, Working Out, Reading ... Major: Economics