Seniors Travis Vermuelen and Derek Keller will
be the captains of the 2009-10 St. Lawrence University men’s hockey
team and three other players will wear the “A” of assistant captains.
Joining Vermeulen and Keller will be seniors Mike McKenzie and
Alex Curran and junior Aaron Bogosian as assistants.
Vermeulen, a center from Centerville, MN, is coming off his most
prolific season offensively after scoring seven goals and assisting on
13 in 39 games as a junior. An outstanding penalty killer, he has four
career shorthanded goals and will enter his senior season with 18 goals
and 25 assists in 106 career games. He took only three penalties in 39
games in the 2008-09 season.
Derek Keller, a defenseman from Wilkie, SASK, is one of two returning
regulars on the blue line for the Saints and is also coming off an
outstanding season as a junior. Keller scored his first career goal and
finished the season with three goals and five assists for eight points
in 33 games. He had a plus-eight plus/minus rating. He has played in 93
career games and has three goals and 16 assists.
McKenzie was the leading scorer for the Saints as a junior with 16
goals and 18 assists for 34 points in 39 games. He was also plus-eight
in the plus/minus ratings and should join the 100 point club as a
senior as he enters his final collegiate season with 35 goals and 44
assists for 79 points in 104 career games.