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20   Nathan Sell
Nathan Sell


Pembroke, Ont.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195



Junior Team:
Pembroke Jr. Kings

Team captain...Good two-way forward that can play a lot of minutes...Will anchor one of the top three lines... Increased his goal scoring last season...Has returned in the best shape of his career... Effective penalty killer with five career shorthanded goals...Shares a bulk of the faceoff duties with Jeff Turner.

1998-99: Played in all 35 games...Leads the team in shorthanded goals (3), game-winning goals (3) and goals (10)...Scored two goals, including the game winner, in UMass' 4-2 win over Union (11/21)...Excellent penalty killer...Had a career best point total in UMass' 6-2 win over Air Force (11/29) with a goal and two assists... Scored the game-winner against Merrimack (2/6) and Northeastern (2/12)...Scored an important insurance goal to help ice UMass' 3-1 win over Providence (2/27)... Named to the Hockey East Honor Roll on 11/30.

1997-98: Appeared in 29 games, scoring five goals...Only Minuteman with two game-winning goals on the year... Was also the lone UMass player with a pair of shorthanded tallies...Netted the game-winners against Providence (1/30) and at Air Force (1/10)... Scored shorthanded at Providence (11/22) and against Northeastern (11/29).

1996-97: Played in 27 games... Finished with +3 plus/ minus rating, the best plus/minus total ever for a UMass freshman vs. a Division I schedule...Scored his first career goal against Boston College (1/24)...Had single assist games against Boston University (11/2) and Rensselaer (12/27).

BEFORE UMASS: Attended Fellowes High School...Played for Pembroke Jr. Kings and was a two-time team captain...Scored 76 points (35 goals, 41 assists) his senior year, earning a trip to the Central Junior Hockey League All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Nathan David Sell...Son of Murray and Sandra Sell...Born February 3, 1976, Pembroke, Ont....Lists Donovan Bailey as his favorite athlete...A Finance and Operations Management major.

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