Tuesday, September 22, 2009

09/10 Men's Previews: #22 Ben Street


Vitals:

Position: Forward
Year in School: 5th Year Senior
Shoots Left
Height: 5-11
Weight: 197
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
Major: Real Estate
Previous Team: Salmon Arm in 04/05

NHL Considerations: He’ll play at some level of the pros (ECHL or AHL) next season if he chooses that direction.

08/09 Stats: 4 games, 1-0-1, E, 8 PIM
07/08 Stats: 40 games, 13-17-30, -3, 36 PIM

09/10 Role: 2nd line, PP, PK

08/09 Recap: Came into the season as a co-Captain w/ Blake Geoffrion, but saw his season end early when he tore up his knee in the fourth game of the season. Was granted a medical redshirt.

Biggest Strength: Ben is one of the best two way forwards on the team, he gives the Badgers everything he has in both ends.

Biggest Weakness: Since he missed most of the season I can’t really remember, which either means he doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses or I just have a faulty memory tonight.

09/10 Thoughts: There should be no player on the Badgers hungrier for the season to start than Ben. Having to sit and watch all those games in street clothes is only fun when you are a fan, not a player. The beginning of the season should be fun, I would expect Ben to go all out and set a great explain for the team to follow. It might have been something they were missing, his leadership, as he returns as a tri-Captain. His leadership style appears to be completely different than Geoffrion’s. Michael Davies is the only other Badger on the team to score 10 or more goals in their first three seasons. As I mentioned, he is a great two-way player, and will fit in there somewhere in the pantheon of Badger PKers.

Ben is also the last remaining link to the ’06 Championship team.

Prediction: 35 games, 12-18-30*
*All predictions for regular season only

Photo from uwbadgers.com