The General can now also be called the captain.
In one of the easiest choices of the last decade, Stephane Pattyn was named captain of next season’s UND team. The alternate captains will be Michael Parks, Mark MacMillan and Connor Gaarder.
Going all the way back to his freshman season, it was easy to tell that Pattyn was destined to wear the ‘C’ some day. He’s a natural leader both on and off the ice.
Since Parks wore an ‘A’ last season, it’s no surprise that he will once again be among the leadership group. MacMillan’s pick isn’t a surprise either; I thought he was going to have an ‘A’ last season. One of the best students on the team.
Gaarder emerged as a leader last season and was one of the players who dictated how UND needed to play in order to win. The coaching staff surely hopes that players will follow his lead again next season.