Alternate Captain...Top returning scorer...Quick, skilled player and a tough competitor...Both a scorer and a playmaking forward... Returns as the team's No. 1 right wing...One of the team's fastest skaters... Plays regular shifts on both the power play and penalty kill units...Has played in 95 consecutive games, breaking the school record of 79 held by Brad Norton.
1998-99: Played in all 35 games...Leading scorer and assist man on the team...Played on power play and penalty kill units...Team alternate captain...Scored two goals and added an assist at Merrimack (3/5)...Broke an eight-game scoreless streak with his goal at UMass Lowell (2/12)...Scored the game-winner in UMass' 2-1 win over No. 4 Maine (11/13) with his first career shorthanded goal...Also notched the game-winner in the final moments of regulation at UMass Lowell (2/20), breaking a 2-2 tie...Scored goals in each of UMass' playoff games against Maine...Had two assists in UMass' 3-2 win over Merrimack (10/30)...Merrimack game was the start of a career-high six-game scoring streak...Had a goal and an assist vs. BU (12/5).
1997-98: Tied for second on the team with 19 points on four goals and 15 assists...The only forward to appear in all 33 games...Scored both of UMass' goals against Vermont (11/25)... Also tallied single goals at Union (11/15) and Merrimack (1/17)...Had multiple assist games against Northeastern (11/29) and at Princeton (12/12)...Had an assist in both games at Maine (2/13, 2/14)... Hockey East All-Academic team selection...Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall and spring semesters for having a GPA above 3.0.
1996-97: Played in 34 games...Led all freshman in scoring...Scored his first collegiate point with an assist at Merrimack (Nov. 15)...Scored his first collegiate goal and added an assist for a season-high two points at Rensselaer (Dec. 27)...Rensselaer was first game of a three-game scoring streak which included goals against Bowling Green (Dec. 28) and Boston College (Jan. 6)...His 10 points are the second-best total for a UMass freshman versus a Division I schedule.
BEFORE UMASS: Played Tier II Junior Hockey for three years...Was member of the Markham Waxers for one season and member of the Caledon Canadians for two years...Helped lead the Canadians to two Metro Junior Championships...scored 97 points (35g, 62a) as team captain in final season with the Canadians.
PERSONAL: Jeffrey Robert Blanchard... Son of Ron and Penny Blanchard...Born July 15, 1977, Parry Sound, Ont....Nephew of NHL legend Bobby Orr...A Sport Management major.
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