Rank was an ECACHL All-Rookie Team member for
the 2003-04 season.
Key Statistics: Rank
is the leading returning scorer for St. Lawrence. He
finished tied for second on the team last year with
28 points, and is the only one of the top five scorers
that was not a senior.
What He Does: Rank was
a third-line center for most of last season. He was
responsible defensively and able to chip in at the offensive
end of the rink. Rank will log lots of ice time, as
he sees time on the power play and penalty-killing units
for St. Lawrence. He is also capable of putting up big
numbers, evidenced by his 1-3–4 scoring line in
a 5-1 victory at Harvard last March.
The Bigger Picture: Rank's
season will be measured in two ways. He'll need to maintain
or increase his point production while also taking on
all of the captain's duties. Of the 14 forwards that
played in at least 24 games last year, only seven return
for this season. His veteran presence will be needed
up front as young forwards continue to adjust to college
St. Lawrence head coach Joe Marsh
on Rank: “Kyle brings a variety of talents
to the table, not the least of which is his leadership
skills. He has an outstanding work ethic and I feel
he is going to be an excellent captain as well as an
impact player for us as a senior."