Ben Sexton
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Ben Sexton

Hometown:

Ottawa Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-06-06

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (206th overall), 2009

Weight:

193 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: This was Ben Sexton's first season with the Nepean Raiders (COJHL). In 48 games he scored 15 goals and as many assists. His 71 penalty minutes was a career-high for Sexton.

2008-09: This was Sexton’s second season with the Nepean Raiders (COJHL), a 38 game stretch that resulted in 14 goals and 35 points. His play this season got him a nod to the CJHL All-Star Third Team. Expect to see the forward with fellow Bruins prospect Nicholas Tremblay at Clarkson (ECAC) next season. Ben is the son of Florida Panthers Asst. GM Randy Sexton.

2009-2010: Instead of going right away to the ECAC, Sexton spent a season with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL where he scored 13 goals and 42 points in 50 games.

2010-11: Sexton was off to a good start in his freshman season at Clarkson (ECAC) before breaking his arm in a November game. He missed 22 games before returning for the last six games of the season for the Golden Knights (15-19-2), who finished tied for seventh in the 12-team ECAC Hockey league and were defeated by Harvard in the first round of the league playoffs. In 12 games, Sexton scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 12 PMs.

2011-12: Sexton was the third-leading scorer for Clarkson as a sophomore despite missing 12 games with a head injury. An assistant captain for the Golden Knights, he scored 8 goals with 21 assists and was minus-four with 44 penalty minutes in 27 games. Clarkson finished seventh in ECAC Hockey and lost to Harvard in the first round of the league tournament.

2012-13: Sexton was a team captain and the Golden Knights' second-leading scorer in his junior season at Clarkson. Sexton once again battled through injuries, skating in 28 of 36 games, and received the team's Ironman Award for his toughness. He scored 5 goals with 15 assists and was -4; finishing second on the Golden Knights with 70 penalty minutes. Clarkson finished tied with Cornell for ninth in ECAC Hockey and was swept by Brown in a first round playoff series.

 

Talent Analysis

Sexton has excellent speed, decent offensive skills, and can set plays up as well as finish.  Also shows good hustle and defensive diligence. Had an injury plagued first year at Clarkson but still put up decent numbers.

 

Future

Sexton is a long-term prospect who is expected to play at Clarkson in 2013-14..

 

Healthy Sexton is key to Clarkson season

by Justin Felisko
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Ben Sexton - Clarkson University

Photo: Clarkson University captain and Boston Bruins prospect Ben Sexton hopes to stay healthy for the first time during his college career (courtesy of Clarkson University Athletics)

Many players that miss an extended amount of time due to injury may lose touch with their teammates inside the locker room. It can be hard for a player to step into a leadership role when he has spent nearly as much time on the ice as he has off.

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