Friday, March 19, 2010

Gusties' Martinson named player of the year (updated)

Gustavus Adolphus men's hockey player David Martinson became the first player in school history to win the Sid Watson Award, as Division III national player of the year. Read more from Gustavus' press release here.

UPDATE: Read The Free Press' story here.

Martinson, a 6-0, 190-pound native of St. Louis Park, helped the Gusties to a 20-7-2 record and a second-straight berth into the NCAA quarterfinals. The MIAC player of the year led the conference in scoring with 23 goals and 13 assists for 13 points in conference play. He also led the nation with 29 goals in 29 games and finished the year with 49 points (1.69 per game, fifth in the country). For his career, Martinson had 76 goals and 55 assists in 85 games.

"David is an outstanding person and an outstanding hockey player," coach Brett Petersen said in the press release. He is our leader on and off the ice. He gets more out of his teammates than any other player I have coached at Gustavus."

The award's runner up was Eric Selleck, a sophomore forward at SUNY-Oswego.

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