was one of three freshmen defensemen to see regular
action for Brown in 2004-05.
Statistics: Sean Hurley established himself as one
of the better offensive defenseman in the ECACHL as a freshman.
He led Brown's rookie class and all Bears defensemen in scoring
with three goals and 18 assists for 21 points. Hurley was
named to the ECACHL's All-Rookie team.
He Does: Hurley adds an offensive presence to the
Brown blueline and quarterbacked one of the team's power-play
units throughout the season. He had plenty of experience after
playing in the USHL and didn't need much time to adjust to
Divison I college hockey.
Bigger Picture: Brown's program has posted three
consecutive winning seasons but late-season success has been
fleeting. Hurley will be an important part of the Bears' aspirations
to earn a first-round playoff bye
and make it to Albany for the league's championship weekend.
Hurley covets the spotlight and performing in big situations
and will take on a
leadership role despite being a second-year player.
head coach Roger Grillo on Hurley: “We're hoping
he can take off right from where he was at the end of last
year. He played in some tough spots, some key spots for us.
He's a real competitive kid who wants to be in those situations."