August 18, 2008

Sr. | D | Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Mason will serve as a co-captain for the Golden Knights this season, with fellow defenseman Phil Paquet.

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Key Statistics: Ty Mason hasn't been called on to provide a lot of offense for Clarkson through his first three collegiate campaigns. He's scored one goal in each of his three seasons, and had nine assists last year after having 11 assists as a sophomore.

What He Does: Mason does the little things and helps Clarkson win. His low point totals? Not a problem. The Golden Knights have enough talent and scoring depth up front and the group of forwards adequately give the team enough goals to be successful. Mason's job is to take care of the defensive end of the ice and he does that very well. He's been a plus player in all three of his seasons, and led the team in plus/minus during his first two years in Potsdam. For his career, he rates as a plus-34.

The Bigger Picture: Mason will be counted on to take on a greater leadership role and blossom during his senior campain. A sixth-round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2004, Mason has one year left of college eligibility to really shine before embarking on a professional career. As Grant Clitsome emerged for Clarkson last year and became an All-American defenseman, the Golden Knights will hope for the same from Mason. He will partner with fellow defenseman Phil Paquet as co-captains for Clarkson this season.

Clarkson head coach George Roll on Mason's contributions: "Ty is one of those guys who if you don't watch the game closely, you will not really notice him. That is a compliment. He is very strong defensively and does all the simple, little things that lead to success."

— Joe Gladziszewski