Michigan Tech announced Wednesday that senior Malcolm Gwilliam has been named captain of the Huskies for the 2009-10 season and in addition, junior Jordan Baker and sophomore Brett Olson were each selected as assistant captains.
The selection is made by a team vote, but that is not the sole determining factor.
“This is a high honor for me,” said Gwilliam. “I take great pride in wearing the 'C' and the respect that comes with it. I was chosen by a unanimous decision and that shows the respect my teammates have for me. Along with this honor comes responsibility to the team in various ways both on the ice and off. I have two really great guys to help me in the leadership department in Jordan and Brett. They have given me great support and we have some high goals for the upcoming season.”
Gwilliam, a native of Kamloops, British Columbia, enters his sixth year with the program after missing the 2008-09 and 2005-06 seasons with injuries. He has tallied 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in 117 career games.
Baker was named the Merv Youngs Award Winner as the team’s most valuable player last season after leading the team in scoring last season (16 goals, 11 assists). The Chestermere, Alberta, native has 36 career points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 75 games.
Olson is the first sophomore to wear a letter on his jersey since Mat Snesrud in 1998-99. The Superior, Wis., native was named the Norbert Matovich Memorial Award as the team’s outstanding freshman last season after recording 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 38 career games.