SUNY Potsdam Hockey Annouces Captains
NUTKEVITCH, WATERS, VIOLA NAMED BEARS HOCKEY CAPTAINS
The SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey team has named its captains for the 2011-12 campaign. Senior Sy Nutkevitch (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec/Cornwall Colts) will serve as captain, while juniors Brett Waters (Uxbridge, Ontario/Markham Waxers) and Matt Viola (Toronto, Ontario/Vaughan Vipers) will be assistant captains.
Nutkevitch, was the Bears’ third-leading scorer last season, scoring five goals and assisting on 15 others for 20 points in 23 games. In 73 games with Potsdam the forward has amassed 63 points (17 goals-46-assists).
Waters manned the blue line in 22 games for the Bears in 2010-11, posting a goal and four assists for five points. The defenseman has three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 46 games in his Potsdam career.
In 23 games last season, Viola totaled three goals and three assists for six points. The forward has eight points (4-4) in 35 career games.
The Bears open the 2011-12 season on Friday, Oct. 28, when they travel to Morrisville to take on the Mustangs at 7 p.m.
ZALEWSKI SIGNS NEWS DEAL WITH DEVILS
Former Clarkson standout Steve Zalewski is among a group of 12 players who signed new contracts with the New Jersey Devils, the team announced. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Zalewski, 25, recorded 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points in 31 appearances with Albany last season. He was acquired from the Sharks’ organization on February 9, 2011, along with Jay Leach. At the time of the trade, the 6-0, 190-lb. forward was sixth on Worcester (AHL) with 4g-17a-21pts in 50 games. Zalewski made his NHL debut by appearing in three contests with San Jose in 2009-10. He has combined for 52 goals and 99 assists for 151 points and 74 penalty minutes in 241 career AHL contests. Born August 20, 1986 in Utica, NY, he played four seasons at Clarkson (ECAC) and was named to the league’s First All-Star Team in 2007-08. Zalewski was San Jose’s fifth choice and 153rd overall selection in the 2004 Entry Draft.
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