Jr. | F | Burnaby, British Columbia
Pritchard's all-around game is what Dartmouth's
coaching staff likes best about him.
Key Statistics: Pritchard
finished his sophomore year with 10 goals and 18 points.
He had just 10 points as a freshman, but his points
aren't what make him important to Dartmouth.
What He Does: Pritchard
is an all-around player who does the little things correctly.
He scored 10 goals last year, and many of them came
at important times in games, but when he wasn't scoring
a big goal he could be found winning a face-off, blocking
a shot, finishing a check, or digging a loose puck out
of the corner. He spent most of the time centering the
Big Green's third line last year.
The Bigger Picture: Pritchard's well-rounded
game as a centerman and leadership abilities make it
easy to draw comparisons to former Dartmouth stalwart
Mike Ouellette. The difference is that Ouellette racked
up much higher point totals. It's not likely that Pritchard
would be a 50-point player, but he'll probably contribute
in the 30-point range this year and that'll be important
to the Big Green, as four of last year's top-six scorers
Dartmouth head coach Bob Gaudet
on Pritchard's leadership: "We saw it
when he was a freshman, stepping on to campus you could
tell he was a leader among his group of freshmen. Now
he's a leader among our entire team."