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