July 6, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University junior Sean Hurley (Rutland, VT) has been named the Captain of the men's ice hockey team for the 2007-2008 season, announced by head coach Roger Grillo. Hurley, who is the 103rd Captain in the history of Brown hockey, will be joined by Assistant Captains Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) and David Robertson (Saunderstown, RI) to lead the Bears during the upcoming season. All three have been vital parts of the Brown team for the past three seasons, missing just nine total games between them over the course of their careers, while contributing both even strength and in odd-man situations.
Named an Assistant Captain towards the end of this past season, Hurley has played in 95 career games during the past three seasons, earning 60points (19g, 41a). A Second Team All-ECACHL and First Team All-Ivy selection last year, he finished the 2006-2007 season second on the team in scoring with 24 points (10g, 14a) and shared the team lead with seven power-play goals. A vital part of both the power-play and penalty-kill, Hurley has etched his name into the Brown record books for two scoring categories among defensemen, including season goals by a defenseman (9th) and career goals by a defenseman (8th). In addition, he needs just five more points to enter the top-10 for career points by a defenseman and two more assists to move into the top-10 for career assists by a defenseman.
Prough enters his senior season having played in 96 of 97 games over the past three seasons, including all 64 over the past two years. The Bears' leading scorer in each of the past two years, Prough enters his final season with 83 career points (42g, 41a). His 83 points is the most since Ryan Mulhern '96 finished his junior season with 93 points in 1995. A Second Team All-ECACHL and First Team All-Ivy selection in 2007, Prough was also named an Assistant Captain towards the end of this past season, during which he led Brown with 33 points, a career-high, while averaging just over a point per game, and 16 goals. He also shared the team lead with seven power-play goals.
Robertson will begin his final season having played in 91 career games with 30 points (8g, 20a). Like Hurley and Prough, Robertson is also a vital piece of the Brown lineup, earning significant minutes in all situations. He played in 31 of 32 games last year and finished the year with 14 points (3g, 11a), including one power-play goal and one game-winning goal. He had a career-high game in Brown's 6-6 tie with Harvard, scoring Brown's fifth goal with under five minutes remaining and assisting three others, including the game-tying goal with 12 seconds left in the game.