Ogden Mustangs forward Bryson Bartell will return for his fourth season with the team and final season of junior hockey in 2019-20.
Bartell had a breakthrough season for the Mustangs last season, making some monumental strides from his first season, to second season, to third season in Ogden. He had 13 points in his rookie season with the Mustangs three seasons ago. He more-than doubled that point total in his second season, racking up 28 points. He started last season with the Maryland Black Bears in the NAHL, then came back to Ogden and picked up 18 points in his first 20 games. He finished the regular season with 58 points in 47 games. He was sixth in team scoring. He once again more-than doubled his point total from his second season to his third season.
Bartell is the highest-scoring Mustang returner this season.
“I’m ready to dangle, snipe and celly,” Bartell said.
A man of few words when asked about how he’s feeling about this coming season, he did also add: “I’m pumped.”
From Durham, New Hampshire, Bartell stands at 6-feet-1-inch and 185 pounds. He’s got good speed and incredible hands. His puck-handling skills could be the best in the WSHL.
Get your shot blocked, drag the puck forward, use your reach to get the puck around the netminder, while getting knocked into the goalie by the defenseman and score your 8th goal of the season. Nicely done by Bryson Bartell. #OMHockey pic.twitter.com/iZofXVz1e4
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) November 10, 2018
Bartell also has an incredible shot: accurate and hard.
How to go bar down by Bryson Bartell. 👀
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) January 20, 2019
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) February 23, 2019
Bartell proved last season that he can step up in key moments. In a touch mid-season series on the road at Oklahoma City, Bartell led the team in scoring with six points in the three games.
Here’s Bartell’s goal, set up by Kucera, with Rogers parked in front of the net, attracting the attention of the defender. It’s Bryson’s 13th goal in his 17th game this season. He had 15 in 48 last season. #OMHockey pic.twitter.com/6TSfPav1or
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) November 17, 2018
He can also hold his own when dropping the gloves.
Here’s the fight from last night everyone’s asking to see again, as Bryson Bartell drops the gloves, hangs tough, lands some heavy rights and scores the take down. #OMHockey @bryson1299 pic.twitter.com/xVg2Za3oRu
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) October 20, 2018
Bartell has 110 points in 138 games in his Mustang career. That’s the 15th-most points in franchise history. He needs 23 points to pass Ian Currie and enter the Top 10 scorers of all time. He needs 54 points to pass Ammon Anders and enter the Top 5 scorers of all time.
Bartell is the 10th returner from last season’s team now whose return has been announced. He is the 22nd player announced so far on the Mustangs’ 2019-20 roster.
Here’s how the 2019-20 roster stands, as announced, up to this point:
G – Artur Ogandzhanyan
G – Matthew Genter
G – Titan Anderson
D – Johan Zöllner
D – Christian Phinney
D – Oliver Wieringa
D – Patrik Tuma
F – Harry Gulliver
F – Alex Engan
F – Nick Garza
F – Gleb Krivoshapkin
F – Cannon Rogers
F – Ethan McKinley
F – Zach Pires
F – Aidan McAleer
F – Nico Hemming
F – Diego Contreras
F – Hayden Masterson
F – Caleb Dolman
F – Gleb Shlyaiger
F – Shane Gilbert
F – Bryson Bartell
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