We’re counting down the days until Princeton hockey’s season opener by featuring a different player each day. Since there’s 12 days until the season’s start, today’s spotlight is on forward Mike Ambrosia.
What you need to know: Ambrosia’s was Princeton’s most impressive freshman from the 2012-13 season. His father, David, played for Cornell’s men’s hockey team in 1975-78.
Last Year: Through 21 games, Ambrosia scored 11 points (6g, 5a), the highest total amongst Princeton freshmen. The 21-year-old was named the ECAC Rookie of the Month in January and won Princeton’s Hobey Baker Trophy award. He missed nine games after suffering an injury against Colgate in November.
USHL: Ambrosia spent two years with the Youngstown Phantoms before attending Princeton. Through 126 games he scored 98 points. In 2011-12, Ambrosia captained a Phantoms team that earned a franchise-high 32 victories. In 66 games that season, Ambrosia netted 70 points.
The New Jersey native attended rookie camp with the Devils in 2012 and 2013.