Penn State hockey will have a new set of captains next season, with senior forward David Glen grabbing the "C" while defensemen Luke Juha and David Thompson share the alternate duties. Glen will be the third captain in Penn State's young Division I history, succeeding former captains Tommy Olczyk and Patrick Koudys.
The moves aren't surprising, as Glen has held an assistant captain honor for the past two years. Even more so, Glen has been known for his leadership on and off the ice, including donating bone marrow through the Be The Match program two seasons ago. The senior forward has cemented himself into Penn State history over the last few seasons, as he is among the program's top-five all-time players in goals (23), points (46), and games played (86).
Glen will be joined by defensemen and upperclassmen Luke Juha and David Thompson as the new assistant captains. Both Juha and Thompson have put up steady numbers on the blue line for the Nittany Lions. Juha is Penn State's all-time defensive leader in points, totaling 36 in 71 games played. Thompson had one goal and five assists last season while taking home the team's Top Student Athlete award, with former senior Max Gardiner.
Here's what head coach Guy Gadowsky had to say about the new captains on Thursday according to GoPSUSports.com:
"Our staff supports a hundred percent, the team's choice for captains... All three exhibit a high level of work ethic and an extremely strong commitment to Penn State University and our hockey program."