Many players that miss an extended amount of time due to injury may lose touch with their teammates inside the locker room. It can be hard for a player to step into a leadership role when he has spent nearly as much time on the ice as he has off.

Yet despite missing a combined 34 games during his first two years of collegiate hockey, Clarkson University junior Ben Sexton refused to change who he was on and of the ice and was a unanimous selection to return as captain for this year’s Golden Knights (0-3).

“I was obviously excited to take on a leadership role with the team,” Sexton said following Clarkson’s 5-4 loss to Colorado College. “Any time you can see the guys elect you its an honor for sure. Injuries are a part of the game, but it doesn’t effect who I am around the locker room and how I treat other guys.”

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