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Michigan Hockey Elects 2019-20 Captain, Alternates

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan ice hockey team has elected its captain and alternate captains for the 2019-20 season, as announced by head coach Mel Pearson on Thursday (April 17). Rising senior forward Will Lockwood will serve as captain, while classmates fellow forward Jake Slaker and defensemen Luke Martin and Griffin Luce will serve as alternate captains.

 

Lockwood becomes the 100th captain in the program’s history, joining the likes of Al Renfrew, Red Berenson, Mel Wakabayashi, Brendan Morrison, Kevin Porter and JT Compher, to name a few.

 

Lockwood had a breakout 2018-19 junior season during which he set career highs in points (31), goals (16) and blocked shots (23). The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, native led the team in goals, while his 31 points were second best amongst all Wolverines, while serving as an alternate captain.

 

Slaker appeared in 39 games in 2018-19, recording 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists). He finished the season ranking second on the team in goals, shots and power-play goals. The San Diego, California, native served as an alternate captain in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

 

Martin saw action in 28 games during his junior year, tallying six assists. The St. Louis, Missouri, native also recorded 41 blocked shots while serving as an alternate captain.

 

Luce appeared in 34 games, finishing with four points (one goal, three assists). He led the team in blocked shots with 74 and finished fifth on the team with a plus-four rating. This will be the second stint with the “A” on his sweater, as he served as an alternate captain during the 2017-18 season.