Sept. 30, 2010 (Ottawa, ON.): The Ottawa 67’s today announced that veteran winger Thomas Nesbitt will be the team Captain this season, with Travis Gibbons, Marc Zanetti and Ryan Martindale serving as Alternates.
Nesbitt, a 20 year old who hails from the Ottawa suburb of Stittsville, is in his 5th season with the team. He’s coming off a season in which he set career highs in goals (33) and points (57), after establishing himself as dependable 2-way player in his previous seasons. “Thomas has worked hard and improved since the day that he arrived for his first training camp,” said Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Chris Byrne. “He serves as a great example to his teammates.”
Gibbons, a 20 year old defenceman, is also an OHL veteran entering his 5th season. He was acquired by Ottawa from Guelph during the 2008-09 season. Zanetti, a 20 year old defenceman, is entering his 4th full season in the OHL, all of them with Ottawa. Martindale, a 4 year veteran who turns 19 next month, is a centre, coming off a season where he set a career high in points (60) and was drafted in the 2nd round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. “We’re fortunate to have such a strong leadership group with our guys wearing a letter, and we also have other strong leaders on the team who aren’t wearing a letter,” said Byrne. “It’s a great situation.”
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