Pat Bateman has been named captain of the Northern Michigan University hockey team for the 2006-07 season.
“Pat has clearly emerged as the leader on the team,” Wildcats' head coach Walt Kyle said. “He has grown and matured in his time here at NMU. He has the ability to lead.”
Bateman, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound, forward from Calgary, Alberta, was an assistant captain for 2005-06 where he appeared in 39 games with 10 goals, 19 assists for 29 points.
For his career at NMU, Bateman has played in 110 games and has 72 (29-43) points.
“Pat has the respect of the team and coaching staff at NMU,” Kyle said.