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of the top rookie defensemen in the ECAC last season,
St. Lawrence's Drew Bagnall totaled five goals and 13
assists in 40 games in 2003-04.
Statistics: Bagnall played in 40 games last season
and had five
goals and 13 assists for 18 points. He had a +2 plus-minus
He Does: He plays. A lot. As a freshman he was one
of the most
reliable defensemen for the Saints and was among the team's
in ice time. The graduation of stalwart defenseman Ryan Glenn
that Bagnall's work on the blueline will be even more important
Bigger Picture: Bagnall's on-ice contributions are
folks around the St. Lawrence program love his off-ice qualities
as well. He's a quiet leader and a smart kid. Bagnall won
the university's Freshman Scholar-Athlete award, which encompasses
all varsity sports. His grade-point average was higher than
even those nerdy swimmers and runners.
coach George Roll on Bagnall: “We don't get
to see him a whole lot but he had an unbelievable year. I
was extremely impressed with his all-around game. He's very
good offensively and in his own end. For a freshman to step
in and play that well is a tribute to St. Lawrence's recruiting.
This kid is going to be a star in our league for the next