September 7, 2005

Robert Morris
Sr. | F | Barnstable, Mass.

Wright is a leader at Robert Morris, his third stop in college hockey.


Key Statistics: Wright had seven goals for the first-year Colonials, good for a tie for third on the team, despite scoring just one after Christmas. Playing in all 33 games, he registered 13 points and only four minor penalties. He also finished second on the team in shots on goal (82), perhaps a reflection of his attempt to lead a roster full of freshmen and a handful of sophomores. He was the only upperclassman on the squad.

What He Does: Switch teams every couple of months. At least that’s what it seemed like during his first few years of college hockey. Wright started out as a freshman at New Hampshire, for which he practiced but never suited up. He said he got the picture that he wasn’t going to be a major part of the Wildcats’ future, so he transferred to Findlay in hopes of being a bigger piece of the puzzle. In Wright’s first season with the Oilers – 2003-04 – the school folded the hockey program, leaving him homeless again. That’s when RMU coach Derek Schooley came along with a scholarship offer that prevented Wright from giving the pro ranks a shot.

The Bigger Picture: As the oldest player on the team by a couple of years, Wright would have become a locker-room leader no matter what. Fortunately for the Colonials, that’s one of his strong points. Well-spoken and focused, Wright was an appreciated aide to a coaching staff trying to acclimate nearly two dozen players to college life and college hockey at the same time. He will serve his second term as team captain this year, and also will be expected to produce a bit more on the offensive end as the Colonials embark on a realistic journey to escape the CHA basement.

According to Wright: "I’m more of a skilled player – a shooter, a trigger guy with a real good work ethic. People have always looked to me as a mature person who makes good decisions.”

— James Jahnke

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