May 3, 2010

Martin Named 2010-11 Captain

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Jimmy Martin, a three-year letterman defenseman, has been named captain of the 2010-11 Yale men's hockey team. The team election took place on Monday at Ray Tompkins House.

 

Martin, who was second among Yale defensemen with 17 assists and 19 points this winter, helped lead the Blue to its second straight ECAC Hockey regular season championship, a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and the biggest win in the program's history, a 3-2 decision with North Dakota in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final.

 

“It's a tremendous honor to be elected captain by my teammates.  My class at Yale has been very tight-knit from the beginning, and I fully expect us to lead the team next year as a class.  We have always done things together, and will continue to do so,” said Martin, the St. Louis, Mo., native who played in all 34 games last winter.

 

Martin is tied for the active lead on the team with 102 collegiate games and is the most seasoned of the Eli blueliners.

 

“The closeness of the team over the past few seasons has been tremendous, and I expect that to continue next season. We are all looking forward to a summer of hard work in preparation for next season, and we cannot wait to come back together as a group in late August and get going. We will work to maintain our competitive nature, challenge ourselves and build on our success,” he said.