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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Summers to wear an 'A' for Michigan

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

The University of Michigan announced this past Monday that junior forward/defenseman Chris Summers will serve as an alternate captain for the 2008-09 season.

Summers has spent the majority of his tenure at Michigan as a defenseman, tallying eight goals and 19 assists for 27 points in 81 games. During the 2007-08 campaign, Summers posted career highs in assists (11) and plus/minus (+26).

Summers, a Milan native, was drafted in the first round (29th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Summers served as an alternate captain for Team USA at the 2008 World Junior Championship where the Americans placed fourth. Prior to attending U-M, he played for the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Summers also wore an 'A' as a member of the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2005-06.

"Chris Summers is obviously one of our top returning players," said Wolverines head coach Red Berenson. "Even though he is not a senior, he proved last year that he was an emerging leader on this team and I think he has the respect of his teammates both as a player and a person.

“We feel that he has a combination of all the ingredients that are necessary to be an effective leader on this team."

Senior defenseman Mark Mitera was named the captain of the 2008-09 Michigan squad last April. The coaching staff left open the possibility for adding an additional alternate captain.

Photo by U-M Photo Services

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