17 Joe Bruckler
Joe Bruckler

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Burlington, Mass.

High School:
UNL Independent Study

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
Forward

Last Team:
South Shore Kings, EJHL



One of nine freshmen on the team ... one of two players from Massachusetts ... one of seven players fro the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

Background: Born in Laguna Hills, Calif. ... now resides in Burlington, Mass. ... 2012 graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School ... educated online and was a high honor student from middle school up through graduation ... turned in a perfect score on Massachusetts's standardized mathematics test ... was a 2011-12 Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Junior A All-Star ... led the league in assists (44) and totaled a career-high 66 points in 53 league games as a senior with the Northern Cyclones Junior A hockey team ... in 2010-11, led the team in points during the USA Hockey Junior A playoffs ... played for coaches Bill Flanagan, Joe Flanagan and Wes Dollof of the Northern Cyclones ... also played at the juniors level for the South Shore Kings and head coach Scott Harlow ... son of Peter and Carolyn Bruckler ... youngest of three children ... has two older brothers in Corey and Peter ... mother, Carolyn, served in the Marine Corps for eight years and Army National Guard for six additional years as a staff sergeant ... father, Peter, was a sergeant in the Marine Corps for 12 years and fought in the Persian Gulf War ... cousin, Jeff Plante, was a member of the West Point Class of 1987 and reached the rank of captain in the U.S. Army ... great uncle is Jacques Plante, who is widely recognized as the first goalie to wear a mask regularly in the National Hockey League ... Plante won six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens and seven Vezina Trophies as the top goaltender in the NHL ... enjoys playing tennis, fishing, reading, weight lifting and listening to music ... lists Daniel Briere of the Montreal Canandiens as one of his favorite athletes ... major is undeclared.

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