Statistics: Neundorfer finished fourth on the team
in scoring with 9 goals and 22 points. Two of the players
ahead of him on that list – Dustin Sproat and Luc Paquin
– aren’t back this season.
He Does: Neundorfer is one of the most underappreciated
centermen in the ECAC Hockey League. He puts up significant
point totals, but also helps the team in other ways. He’s
not a player that needs to score points to contribute to Princeton’s
success. After playing most of the season on the Tigers’
first line with Dustin Sproat and Grant Goeckner-Zoeller,
he was moved between Neil Stevenson-Moore and Darroll Powe
and both wingers benefitted.
Bigger Picture: It’s year two of the Guy Gadowsky
regime at Princeton and he’s found a leader in the locker
room that he trusts and admires. Neundorfer was the captain
of the Tigers as a junior. When Gadowsky made those aforementioned
line changes, Neundorfer continued to contribute and helped
give the Tigers more scoring depth.
head coach Guy Gadowsky on Neundorfer's leadership:
“He is definitely the captain. His work ethic is right
up there on the top rung and he’s gained the respect
of his teammates without being a loudmouth. He leads by example.”