This week’s athlete of the week is RPI men’s hockey senior defender Curtis Leonard. In the exhibition game last Saturday against Prince Edward Island University, Leonard scored two goals. The first came with one minute and eight seconds left in the second period to give RPI a 4-1 lead. The goal was assisted by freshman defender Bradley Bell and freshman forward Drew Melanson.
The second goal came with eight minutes and 10 seconds gone by in the third period and bolstered the Engineers’ lead to 5-1. It was assisted by freshman defender Mike Prapavessis and sophomore forward Riley Bourbonnais.
In his junior season, Leonard played in all 37 games for Rensselaer, averaging 20 minutes of action per game. In addition, he scored one goal and tallied 11 assists for a total of 12 points.