Talented University of North Dakota forward Stephane Pattyn has been named team captain for the 2014-2015 season. Head coach Dave Hakstol also announced that Connor Gaarder, Mark MacMillan, and Michael Parks will serve as assistant captains.
Pattyn, cleverly nicknamed “The General” by his teammates, served as an assistant captain as a junior in 2013-14. He played in all 42 games and established career highs in points (16), goals (7), assists (9), power-play goals (3) and plus/minus (+10). The Ste. Anne, Manitoba, native has missed just one game in his collegiate career and will enter his senior year as UND’s active leader in career games played with 125.
North Dakota (25-14-3, 15-9-0 NCHC) qualified for the NCAA postseason tournament for the 12th consecutive season in 2013-14, the longest active streak in Division I men’s hockey, and won the NCAA Midwest Regional to advance to the 20th NCAA Frozen Four in program history.