The numbers are in and the verdict is clear. The 2013/14 seasonÂ was certainly one for the record books. One glance at the recently updated Career Leaders stats archive and you’ll see that there were a range ofÂ breakout performances last season, both for the positive and negative.
First, the positive …
- Daniel Hogue (VUH ’15) tied the mark for the career lead in goals with 33. Look for him to break the tie withÂ former line-mate Kyle McCann (VUH ’13) right out of the gate next season.
- Powered by his goal scoring performance and strong play from his line-mates,Â John Longman (VUH ’17)Â Â set a newÂ record for pointsÂ in a single season at 38. He edged out former Vanderbilt hockey captain Matt Kaminsky (VUH ’12) by just a single point.
- Longman alsoÂ tied the markÂ for goals in a single season at 22.Â “Johnny Hockey” matched the existing recordÂ set by mercurial star forward Brad Pesce (VUH ’14) in 2011/12.
- Alan Leeser (VUH ’14) finished his career with 25 goals,Â 42 assists,Â 67Â points, and a 45 plus-minusÂ which were good enough for fourth, second, second, and second on each of the lists, respectively.
Then there were the other “less positive” numbers …
- Bandar Alsaif (VUH ’15) burst onto the Vanderbilt hockey scene stick, knees, and fists first. Alsaif registered 44Â minutes in penalties earning him theÂ ignominious distinction of being the single-season PIMs record holder for the club. He edged out the previous record setÂ in 2012/13 by Jack Gibbons (VUH ’16) with the help of a hit from behind in March’sÂ I-40 Face-Off versus Tennessee.
- Not to be outdone, Gibbons continued his torrid mean streak with another robust slate of slashes, trips, and roughs. His 28 PIMs in 2013/14 gave him the career lead for time spent in the sin bin, 12 minutes clear of the next person on the list David Crowe (VUH ’14). Knowing that Gibbons has two years to go, he may set a bar that is as unattainable as Gretzky’s career goals record.
For the full slate of stats, check out the team’sÂ Career LeadersÂ page. Let the chirping and chiseling begin!