20 - Jesse Root
Jesse Root
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Taft School
Position: F
Major: Political science
Residential College: Ezra Stiles
gp 30
p 37
g 14
a 23
pim 26
+/- +16

Note: Finished Yale career with 35 goals and 92 points over 122 games.

Bulldog Best: Two goals in two different games... Scored both game winning goals at 2013 NCAA West Regional.

2013-14: First Bulldog ever to earn ECAC Hockey "Best Defensive Forward" Award... Second-Team All-ECAC... Signed by AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers and scored goal in his first game... Led Yale with 14 goals, 23 assists and 37 points as team captain... Team-high four GWG and two SHG... ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

2012-13 (National Championship Season): Played in 34 games, centering the line with Andrew Miller and Kenny Agostino... Scored GWG nine seconds into OT against Minnesota in West Regional semifinal... Scored GWG in third period of finale against North Dakota to send Bulldogs to his hometown for the Frozen Four... NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team... Scored two goals at Harvard in November win... Fourth on team with 12 goals and 23 points.

2011-12: Fifth on team with 24 points... Seven goals were second among sophomores... Nine multiple-point nights... Goal and three points in home win over Dartmouth... Led team with two shorthanded goals.

2010-11: Second among the Yale newcomers with two goals and eight points... 25 games... Points in consecutive games twice... Academic All-ECAC.

At Taft School:  Played four seasons and was one of three captains for 2008-09 season… Led team with 36 points in 27 games playing center… Founders League All-Star… Team made 2009 New England Quarterfinal playoffs…  Named No. 2 long-stick midfielder in New England lacrosse… Western NE All-Division I lacrosse team… Taft Honor Roll for three years… National AP Scholar… In EJHL: Tallied 44 points in 41 games and led Jr. Bruins with seven game-winning goals… Played on playoff semifinalist…

Personal: Jesse Bond Root is the son of Kathy and David Root… Cousin of pro football hall of famer Dan Marino… Grandfather, Russell “Lefty” Foster played baseball in the Phillies’ organization and was a B-26 gunner in WWII… Played on 2006 state championship Mt. Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh) team before going to Taft... Political Science major.

Current Stats 

Recent Games
Feb 28 Union L, 2-0
Mar 1 Rensselaer W, 5-0
Mar 7 Harvard W, 4-0
Mar 8 Harvard W, 2-1
Mar 14 at Quinnipiac L, 6-2
Mar 15 at Quinnipiac L, 5-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 20
Points 37 27
Goals 14 11
Assists 23 16
PIM 26 20
+/- +16 +14
Power-play goals 4 3
Short-handed goals 2 1
Empty net goals 2 2
Game-winning goals 4 3
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 116 88
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 19 Ontario Tech W, 9-2 1 1 2 0 +1 1 0 0 1 0 4
Oct 25 vs. Brown L, 4-1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 vs. Princeton W, 3-2 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 1 St. Lawrence T, 3-3 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 2 Clarkson W, 6-3 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Nov 8 at Princeton W, 5-2 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 9 at Quinnipiac T, 3-3 0 0 0 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 16 Sacred Heart W, 5-1 2 0 2 0 +2 1 1 0 0 0 4
Nov 22 at Colgate W, 5-2 2 0 2 0 +1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Nov 23 at Cornell L, 2-1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 30 Merrimack W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 Dartmouth L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 Harvard T, 2-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 27 Russian Red Stars W, 6-3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 29 Holy Cross W, 4-1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 4 at Vermont T, 3-3 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 11 vs. Harvard W, 5-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 17 at Clarkson L, 3-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 18 at St. Lawrence W, 4-2 1 2 3 0 +2 1 0 0 0 0 6
Jan 24 at Brown L, 3-1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 25 Brown W, 6-0 0 5 5 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 6
Jan 31 Cornell L, 3-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 1 Colgate W, 4-1 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 7 at Rensselaer W, 3-2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 8 at Union L, 5-3 0 1 1 4 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 14 Quinnipiac L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 15 Princeton W, 7-5 2 2 4 0 +4 0 1 0 1 0 5
Feb 21 at Harvard W, 5-2 2 1 3 0 +1 1 0 1 0 0 4
Feb 22 at Dartmouth T, 3-3 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Feb 28 Union L, 2-0 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 1 Rensselaer W, 5-0 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 5
Mar 7 Harvard W, 4-0 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Mar 8 Harvard W, 2-1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 14 at Quinnipiac L, 6-2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 15 at Quinnipiac L, 5-3 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 30 14 23 37 26 +16 4 2 2 4 0 0 116
Conference 20 11 16 27 20 +14 3 1 2 3 0 0 88
Exhibition 2 1 1 2 0 -1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5

Home 13 8 12 20 6 +14 1 2 0 4 0 0 55
Away 14 6 11 17 14 +4 3 0 2 0 0 0 53
Neutral 3 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

Wins 16 12 16 28 8 +20 4 2 2 4 0 0 65
Losses 10 0 5 5 12 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Ties 4 2 2 4 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

October 2 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
November 7 6 2 8 10 +5 2 1 1 1 0 0 27
December 1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
January 7 1 9 10 4 +3 1 0 0 0 0 0 30
February 8 5 6 11 6 +7 1 1 1 1 0 0 36
March 5 2 5 7 0 +2 0 0 0 2 0 0 15

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