2008-09: Aaron Harstad played 10 games for the USHL Green Bay Gamblers, going scoreless.
2009-10: In his second season with Green Bay, Harstad scored 2 goals and added 6 assists for 8 points in 47 games. In 11 playoff games for the Gamblers, Harstad picked up 3 assists as he and his teammates won the 2010 Clark Cup Championship.
2011-12: Harstad skated in 29 games for Colorado College as a freshman, usually on one of the top two defense pairings, and received the team's Bob Johnson award as the top rookie. He had 6 assists and was plus-five with 27 penalty minutes. The Tigers finished fifth in the WCHA but were upset by Michigan Tech in the first round of the league tournament; finishing the year 18-16-2.
2012-13: Harstad played 31 games for Colorado College in his sophomore season – missing 11 games due to a shoulder injury. When healthy, he skated with junior Eamonn McDermott on the Tigers second defense pairing. Harstad scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was -4 with 10 penalty minutes. After finishing eighth in the WCHA, Colorado College came within one game of earning a berth in the NCAA tournament; defeating Denver, North Dakota and Minnesota before falling to Wisconsin in the Broadmoor Trophy (WCHA) championship game.
A defensive defenseman. Good size, but work ethic is a question.
Playing for Colorado College.