Northeast Generals Captain Matt Rutigliano has committed to play College hockey at Skidmore College for the 2019-2020 season. Matt is coming off a year in which he scored 16 goals and had 15 assists for 31 points. In addition he added a goal a 3 assists in the Generals first round playoff series vs. the Johnstown Tomahawks. Matt also added a goal at the NAHL Top Prospects events in Attleboro.
“The Generals have had only 1 Captain in our first 2 years so Matt had big shoes to fill being only our 2nd Captain. He did that and then some. We had a challenging year with injuries with up to 9 guys out at one time and he kept the boys together and focused. It is a real testament to the respect he carries in the locker room that the guys rallied around him and stayed focused all year. He is an amazing captain who leads a huge void we need to fill for next year.” Said Generals gm Bryan Erikson.
“Matt was a great Captain but also had a great year for us. He scored 16 goals in a year where he battled injuries too numerous to list. Getting cortisone shots so he could play but always being ready to lead the boys. Skidmore is getting a great person but also a great player. He has improved every year and we think he will make a huge impact on their program.” Said Head Coach Joe Lovell.
Skidmore plays in the NEHC (New England Hockey Conference) which is one of the most competitive Conferences in NCAA D3 Hockey. The conference includes 4 teams in the National D3 Top 15 season ending poll including Babson College (15), Hobart (5), Norwich (2) and UMASS-Boston (12).