Former Oswego State Men's Hockey Players Look to Continue Careers
A pair of former Lakers will continue their careers on the ice this fall. Eric Selleck '12 signed an entry-level contract with the NHL's Florida Panthers, while Neil Musselwhite '10 signed with the Hamm Young Stars based in Germany.
Selleck will participate in the Florida Panther Rookie Camp, which will be Sept. 11 to 16 in Coral Springs, Fla. The rookie camp serves as a way for all signed rookies to showcase their abilities for the Panther coaching staff, as well as leadership from the minor league affiliate Rochester Americans, and culminates in a pair of games against the rookies from the Nashville Predators.
Following rookie camp, Selleck will be invited to attend the Panthers' official training camp to compete for a spot on Florida's roster. If he is not picked up by Florida, he will be invited to attend the Rochester Americans camp to compete for a position on their roster. If he does not make the Amerks squad, he will play in either the East Coast or Central League with an opportunity to get called up to play for the Amerks throughout the season.
Musselwhite's location for the 2010-11 season will be much easier to follow as he is guaranteed to play for the Hamm, Germany, Young Stars.
In two seasons with Oswego State, Selleck recorded 80 points on 34 goals and 46 assists in 54 contests. The Spencerville, Ontario, native was recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association as a 2010 RBK Hockey Division III All-America East First Team honoree and finished as runner-up for the 2010 Sid Watson Award, which goes to the nation's best Division III men's hockey player. He was selected as the 2010 Herb Hammond Most Valuable Player for the SUNYAC and First Team All-SUNYAC after being named the 2009 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year to become the first player in league history to receive both honors in consecutive seasons. Selleck led Oswego State in scoring in 2009-10 with 21 goals and 33 assists for 54 points.
Musselwhite was named to the All-SUNYAC Second Team in 2010 and won the Fastest Skater Challenge at the NCAA Division I Frozen Four Skills Challenge with an event-record time of 14.3 seconds. Musselwhite finished his collegiate career with 76 points on 44 goals and 32 assists in 108 games. He had a breakout senior season scoring a team-leading 23 goals to go along with 13 assists.
— Adele Burk
Neil Musselwhite '10 handles a puck during the Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Detroit this past April.
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