Terriers tallied three times in the opening frame to take lead for good
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12 Has played in 26 games ... Has recorded nine points (3g, 6a) ... Had a three-game point streak from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 (1g, 2a) ... Assisted on Ross Gaudet's game-winning goal in overtime to give the Terriers a 2-1 win over Cornell at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 26 ... Scored his first of the season on Nov. 19 in a 4-1 win over New Hampshire ... Recorded his first point of the season with an assist in a 5-4 win over Massachusetts on Oct. 29.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11 Played in 38 contests ... Tallied nine points on five goals and four assists ... Three of his goals came on the power play ... Scored a goal in both ends of a home-and-home series with Northeastern to close the regular season ... Earned first point of season with an assist in 5-4 victory over No. 17 Notre Dame in title game of Ice Breaker Tournament ... Named a Hockey Eats Top Performer on March 7.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10 Named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Played in 37 contests, missing only one game (vs. Merrimack, March 14) due to injury ... Registered 15 points on three goals and 12 assists ... Tallied first collegiate point with an assist on Alex Chiasson's goal at Maine on Nov. 8 ... Scored first collegiate goal in 6-4 win over Merrimack on Nov. 14 ... Tallied five points (1g, 4a) during four-game stretch from Feb. 12-20 ... Put together three-game point streak from Nov. 8-14 ... Scored a power-play goal and assisted on Colby Cohen's game-winner in 6-2 win over Massachusetts on Jan. 29 ... Tallied first career multiple-point game with two assists in 7-3 win over Massachusetts on Jan. 2 ... Also had two-assist contests in wins over Maine (Feb. 12) and Providence (Feb. 20) ... Assisted on Corey Trivino's game-tying goal against Vermont on Dec. 4 ... Named to the Feb. 1 Hockey East Honor Roll.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Spent two seasons with Chicago Steel of USHL after playing for the AAA Los Angeles Jr. Kings ... Recorded 31 points (9g, 22a) in 2008-09 after putting up 20 (6g, 14a) the year before ... Played in the 2009 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game ... Won gold medals with Team USA at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge and with U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2006 Three Nations Tournament ... Graduated from Westlake High School.
PERSONAL Born March 2, 1990 ... Son of Robin and Mark Nicastro ... Enrolled in the College of General Studies ... Selected in the third round (91st overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.