Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Baldwin on INCH Recruit Rankings

Seawolf freshman defenseman Lee Baldwin (#7, 6'4" 203lbs) was listed today in the top 20 recruits for the 09-10 season as compiled by Inside College Hockey. Lee was the BCHL's leading scoring defenseman last season playing on the Victoria Grizzlies.

He scored 13 goals and added 41 assists. Lee was favorably compared in style to NHL'r Rob Blake. His tool set includes a reported bruising physical game, heavy shot and good skating.

Lee should see a high amount of ice time throughout the season. His maturity will likely serve him well in the competitive WCHA. Lee joins an experienced group of blueliners at UAA that includes 4 upperclassmen (Sr. Nils Backstrom, Sr. Trevor Hunt, Jr. Kane Lafranchise, Jr. Luka Vidmar), sophomore phenom Curtis Leinweber and freshman classmate NAHL Defensive Player of the Year Drew Darwitz.

This lineup comprises one of the most experienced and talented group of defenseman to skate for the Seawolves in any single season. They will be expected to again continue last year's 2nd lowest WCHA opposition shot total as well as generate an increase in the 18 goals tallied by last years defensive squad.

Congratulations to Lee on being named to this (subjective) list. I of course would have placed him higher than the #20 ranking he garnered.


Anonymous said...

Everything sure looks in place for a great season.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with this team or any of the guys flying under the radar so far. Let teams underestimate us. Take it to them, finish them and have a solid 20 win series, Final Five in the WCHA and wh knows what else. HOOOOWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!

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