Merrimack College head coach Mark Dennehy was interviewed by the Devils Insider radio program on Wednesday, where he talked about college hockey in general, Merrimack hockey and New Jersey Devils draft pick and Merrimack returning senior, Brett Seney.
“(Seney) could be undersized, but he’s as gritty as they come,” Dennehy said. “He’ll go after the biggest guy on the other team and try to take a run at him if that guy is causing mayhem. We’ve actually tried to back him off that, because it’s probably not in his long-term best interest.
“At our level, he is dynamic 1-on-1. He has a nice touch around the net. We’ve played him at center, wing, and he’s been selfless for us. He’ll have a career after college. I think he will sign a pro contract and hopefully he does play for the Devils, but he hasn’t really concentrated on that. He came in a natural center and we moved him to wing, but he never complained about it. He just wants to play and be on the ice. He’s selfless and that has really helped us coach our team. He’s been a treat to have in our program.
“He came in as the youngest guy on our team by a wide margin, you’re not going to step into a leadership role. He’s grown into one and he carries a lot of weight in our locker room.”
You can listen to Dennehy’s full interview below (his segment is right at the top of this show):
Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.
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