Russell Added as Assistant Captain for 2009-2010

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown junior defenseman Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) has been named an Assistant Captain for the upcoming season, announced by head coach Brendan Whittet '94. Russell will join current senior captains Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN), Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC), and Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) in helping to lead the Bears this season.

Russell enters his third season having played in all 65 games during his first two years. As a freshman in 2006-2007, Russell played in all 32 games and finished as the Bears' second-leading defensive scorer with 14 points (3g, 11a), including one power-play goal. Russell missed all of 2007-2008 with an injury suffered during the pre-season. He rebounded last year and played in all 33 games for the Bears, again finishing second in scoring among defensemen. Last year, Russell tallied seven points (1g, 6a), including one power-play goal, as part of the top power-play unit.

The Bears are set to open the 2009-10 season this Friday afternoon. Brown will face Princeton in a 4:00 p.m. non-league contest at Baker Rink.