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CANTON — Kyle Essery has been named as captain of St. Lawrence University’s men’s hockey team for the 2013-14 season, with Jeremy Wick and Gunnar Hughes serving as assistant captains, coach Greg Carvel announced.

Essery, who will be a senior next season, has been a three-year regular at center for the Saints and enters his final collegiate season with 20 goals and 11 assists in 114 career games. He has not missed a game for the Saints in his prior three seasons.

Wick was named an assistant captain in December of last season as a junior and will wear the “A” for the second straight year. He finished as the fourth leading scorer on the team with 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points in 38 games.

Hughes, who will be a junior in 2013-14, follows in the footsteps of his older brother George, who served as an assistant captain, beginning in his junior season.

Gunnar Hughes, a forward, tallied seven goals and 16 assists in his sophomore campaign and has generated 11 goals and 22 assists in 71 career starts for the Saints.

St. Lawrence will play an exhibition game against Carleton University on Saturday, Oct. 5 and opens its regular season by hosting Maine on Oct. 11-12 at Appleton Arena.

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