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Monday, May 23, 2011

Glendening named Michigan's captain

UM Press Release

Michigan has named rising senior forward Luke Glendening the team captain for the 2011-12 campaign.

In addition, three alternate captains have been chosen: fifth-year senior goaltender Shawn Hunwick, senior defenseman Greg Pateryn and senior forward David Wohlberg.

"We had an election after the season and it was pretty clear that the players were unanimous in their support of Luke Glendening to be the captain next season," said Michigan head coach Red Berenson. "They recognize Luke's on-ice contributions and his work ethic and the way he does the right thing for the team every day in practice and in games. He sets a great example for young players. They also understand that Luke's character off the ice, his discipline and the way he carries himself, is the way it should be. It was probably an easy choice for the players, and it was an easy choice for the coaches."

Glendening was voted by his teammates to be an alternate captain in 2009-10 and was elevated to co-captain alongside Carl Hagelin in 2010-11. Glendening has amassed 21 goals and 28 assists in 124 career games. He set career highs for goals (8) and plus/minus (+15) in 2010-11. He was voted the MVP of the 2010 Great Lakes Invitational.

Hunwick was U-M's starting netminder for three-quarters of the 2010-11 season, posting a 22-9-4 record with a 2.21 goals against average and .925 save percentage. He earned the CCHA's Best Goaltender Award, was named the NCAA West Regional's Most Outstanding Player and was picked for the NCAA All-Frozen Four Team.

Pateryn had his best season as a Wolverine in 2010-11, posting three goals and 14 assists in 40 games. He had a +15 plus/minus rating and accumulated 28 penalty minutes.

Wohlberg will be U-M's top returning goal scorer in 2011-12 after tallying 15 goals in 2010-11. He also had six assists, giving him 21 points. The left winger missed the final seven games of the season due to injury. Wohlberg was the CCHA Rookie of the Year in 2008-09, when he put up an even 15 goals and 15 assists.

The 2010-11 co-captains were Glendening and Hagelin, who has graduated. The alternate captains were Louie Caporusso and Matt Rust, both of whom have graduated.

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