MARLBORO, MA - College commitments from Junior blue Bruins players continue to tumble in, even in the off-season. Earlier this summer 1994 defenseman Griffin Martin made his college decision accepted an offer to be part of the Yale Bulldogs. Yale, one of the top college programs over the last half dozen years and perennial NCAA national tournament qualifier, tabbed Martin before other teams got too heavily involved. at Yale, he will be teammates again with
Martin first came to the Junior Bruins during the 2009-2010 season playing for the Junior Bruins (Empire) team. The roster from that year’s team already had nine other players making college commitments, so Martin becomes the 10th. Martin is a solid, smart decision making defenseman that rarely finds himself in trouble. He has good offense of instincts and knows when to exercise them jumping up until play. He is a consummate team player, has unquestioned toughness (played through a shoulder injury for long strtetches of his first season with the Bruins) and has been showing improvement by leaps and bounds over the course of the last two seasons.
His dedication is also not in question is he would commute 3 to 4 hours every day for practice as well as games during his first season with the Empire team making the trek from Washington, CT. Last season, needing to stay closer to home to play full-time, he moved over
to the Little Bruins team and again found himself as an integral part of the team’s success.
“Griff’s the type of player you root for and are excited for when good things happen to,” coach Chris Masters commented. “You wish you could have a roster full of players like Griff, who are committed to the team first, just show up every practice and game to work hard and expects nothing to be given to. He goes out and earns everything he gets.”
Congrats to Griffyn the Martin family on the commitment to Yale!