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Key Statistics: Bardreau had four goals and four assists for eight points and appeared in 34 of Cornell’s 35 games. He had a +3 plus/minus rating. Two of his
What He Does: The simple answer to what he does, is a little bit of everything. Bardreau primarily played a checking-line center position, but also saw time on the point on one of Cornell’s power-play units. He killed penalties and was matched up against some of the opponents’ top lines. He’s listed at 5-foot-10, but has a sturdy build and isn’t afraid to play a physical game in the difficult areas in front of both nets and in the corners. His best asset is his skating, but his ability to display that was hampered by injuries in the first half of the season and again during the NCAA Tournament.
The Bigger Picture: Even though he came to Cornell’s campus as an 18-year-old immediately following a stint with the U.S. National Team Development Program, Bardreau showed on-ice maturity right away and helped the Big Red by performing a number of tasks. His potential for contributing more scoring output is evident as he has deft hands and good sense for developing plays, with anticipation and ability to get the puck to the right places.
Cornell head coach Mike Schafer on Bardreau’s offensive potential: “I think he showed some offensive ability when we recruited him, and as he gets more comfortable and gains more composure and maturity around the net, he’ll contribute more in terms of scoring.”