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Penn State Hockey: Limoges Captain, Talvitie and DeNaples Named Alternates for 2020-21 Season

by on May 13, 2020 2:00 PM

Senior forward Alex Limoges will serve as captain of the Penn State men's hockey team for the 2020-21 season the program announced on Wednesday. Junior forward Aarne Talvitie and defensemen Paul DeNaples were named alternate captains.

“I’m thrilled and honored about the opportunity of becoming captain, it’s humbling to have been chosen by my teammates and coaches,” Limoges said in a press release. “I’m eager and motivated to get back on the ice and finish, next year, what we started this year.”

Limoges is the eighth Nittany Lion in program history to captain the team.

A study offensive player throughout his career at Penn State, this past season, Limoges ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 32 points on 11 goals and 21 assists in 30 games while his 1.07 points per game was good for second in the conference and 26th nationally.

Limoges, a 2019-20 All-Big Ten honorable mention, became the eighth Nittany Lion in program history to reach the 100-point mark for his career late last season and will enter his senior year leading all returning Big Ten players with his 103 career points, good for fifth nationally among current juniors and tied for seventh all-time at Penn State.

As a sophomore in 2018-19, Limoges set single-season Penn State records with 50 points and 23 goals leading the Big Ten in each and ranking tied for first and tied for second in the nation, respectively.

Talvitie served as captain for team Finland, leading them to a Gold Medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. On the ice for the Nittany Lions he continues to find his stride following an ACL injury suffered during the IIHF World Junior Championship but is among the most talented skaters and offensive minds on Penn State's roster.

In the other zone, DeNaple has played in 73-straight games and has been a consistent force in the defensive end of the ice. He scored three goals while adding eight assists for 11 points during his sophomore season and ranked second in the Big Ten with a +18 plus/minus rating.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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