Penn State forward Tommy Olczyk has been named captain for the 2013-14 Penn State men’s hockey team, while defenseman Nate Jensen and forward David Glen have been tabbed assistant captains, head coach Guy Gadowsky announced Thursday.
The trio were selected through a team vote.
A two-time captain, Olczyk appeared in 26 games during the Nittany Lions’ inaugural Division I season. The Long Grove, Ill., native collected three goals and an assist and ranked fourth on the squad with 69 shots. The forward was one of three Nittany Lions to net a shorthanded goal, a feat he accomplished against Michigan State Jan. 25.
A Shorewood, Minn., native, Jensen will serve as an assistant captain for the second straight season. The blueliner, who skated in 22 games, tied for seventh on the team in points (9) and finished eighth in assists (7). Jensen collected two three-game point-scoring streaks during the season and notched an assist on the program’s first goal at the NCAA Division I level.
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One of four Nittany Lions to appear in all 27 games, Glen tied for third among all NCAA rookies in goals (16) and led Penn State in plus/minus (plus-9), shots (117) and faceoff percentage (.584). The Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., native also ranked second on the team in points (25) and was fourth in assists (9), while adding two power-play and game-winning goals.