Riley showed signs of being a top-level offensive
performer for Colgate until he was slowed by an
Key Statistics: After
scoring just six points in his freshman campaign, Riley
busted out of the gate for Colgate last year with 11
points in a seven-game scoring streak early in the seson.
He went on to finish the year with 21 points in 38 games.
What He Does: Riley
is on the small-ish side at 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds,
but he's a good skater who can attack the net on the
rush. He has the ability to slow the game down the way
only the most creative offensive players can. And he's
versatile, a threat to either set up his teammates or
The Bigger Picture: It's getting to
be a little bit boring, writing every year about a young,
relatively unknown and unheralded Colgate player emerging
to become one of the better forwards in ECAC Hockey
by the time he is an upperclassman. Riley has shown
signs of being the next in a line of late-bloomers like
teammate Jesse Winchester and former Raiders Jon Smyth
and Kyle Wilson.
Colgate head coach Don Vaughan:
"We saw some signs of what he can do offensively.
Coaches don't like to talk about injuries, but he was
pretty courageous all last year. He played his best
hockey in the playoffs."