Taylor's Comments: "Jeff has had his best
off-season in four years and comes into the
season in the best shape of his life...He is our
most experienced defenseman and will be
used with great confidence in all
situations...His combination of exceptional
puck skills and ability to see the ice make
him one of the best offensive defensemen in
the league...He will be our quarterback out
there..." Of Note: Drafted by the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers in the sixth
round (178th pick) in June 1999...Has not missed a game during his Yale
career... 2002-2003: Team's highest scoring defenseman... only goal of
season was a shorthanded tally in defeat of RPI at Ingalls (11/15)...
recorded four multiple-assist games: at Notre Dame (1/17; 0-2-2), vs.
Vermont (1/31; 0-3-3), vs. St. Lawrence (2/7; 0-2-2) and at Union (0-2-
2)...2001-2002: Led team with five special teams goals (four power play, one
shorthanded)... 13 conference points were squad's fifth highest
total...Scored goal at Clarkson in second game of the season... Lit the lamp
in win at Union...Assisted on two goals at Harvard...Scored goals in three
of the last four regular season games...Earned honorable mention All-Ivy
recognition... 2000-2001: First collegiate point came vs. Boston College
(11/7) with an assist on a PPG... Notched first goal in the following game,
11/11 vs. Clarkson... Scored game winner and had an assist at Princeton
(11/21)... Added another assist against the Tigers at home on 11/25... For
his efforts he was named ECAC Player of the Week for November 27...
Only freshman to play in all 31 games... 21 points ranked eighth in the
ECAC in defenseman scoring and seventh in freshman scoring... Earned
second team All-Ivy accolades... Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year...
Selected to the All-ECAC Rookie Team... Before Yale: One of the most
highly regarded defensemen in the East... Tallied 41 points in 25 games for
Choate-Rosemary Hall School... Named to the All-New England Prep first
Team...Personal: Jeffrey Stephen Dwyer, born Nov. 22, 1980, is the son of
Stephen and Paula Dwyer... He is a political science major...Member of