Saturday, September 6, 2008

Men's Player Previews: #6 Tom Bardis

Vitals:

Position: Forward
Year in School: Sophomore
Shoots Right
Height: 5-9
Weight: 186
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Previous Team: St. Lawrence (ECAC)

NHL Considerations: None at this time.

07/08 Stats: Redshirt after transfer
06/07 Stats: 12 games, 2-2-4

08/09 Role: 4th Line

07/08 Recap: Tom transferred from St. Lawrence last school year and by NCAA rules had to sit out the season. Tom did practice w/ the team, spending most of the season paired w/ Craig Johnson to even out the defensemen.

08/09 Thoughts: No offense to Tom, but I’m still trying to figure out why he transferred to Wisconsin. His father was an athlete at UW for a year (wrestling), so there are definitely ties from that angle. Wisconsin is loaded w/ forwards this season, and Tom didn’t stand out during his freshman season at St. Lawrence. I’m always up for a surprise, perhaps Tom will provide that for the Badgers this season.

Prediction: 6 games, 1-1-2

Photo from uwbadgers.com