Billy Sweatt Will Return To CC For Senior Season

(above) Colorado College forward Billy Sweatt will return to Colorado College to try and help the team win its first National Championship since 1957

From: Colorado Springs Gazette
by Frank Schwab

Bill Sweatt took some time to let the feelings of a disappointing finish to the 2008-09 season pass, and debated every angle of turning pro against returning for his senior season at Colorado College.

Almost two months after CC's season ended, Sweatt decided to get his degree and play out his college eligibility.

"I'm really excited to come back," Sweatt said.

Sweatt, a wing who was a second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007, will be CC's leading returning scorer. He was fourth on the team last season with 23 points on 12 goals and 11 assists. He was one of two non-seniors, along with Stephen Schultz, to have double-digit goals last season.

CC already had goaltender Richard Bachman and defenseman Brian Connelly leave school early for the pros this offseason.


Anonymous said...

That's great news for cctig.

What a Cougar that tig is...

DJ Powers said...

I know that the CC Tigers are hated around these parts, but I'm actually very happy that Billy's coming back to finish out his collegiate career. It's always good to see players come back that could otherwise leave earlier - no matter who they play for. It's not an easy thing to do to turn down the pro bucks.

puck swami said...

Billy has the great speed and is a threat every time he's on the ice, but if he doesn't learn to finish more of his chances, he's an AHL penalty killer at best, like JD Corbin.

du78 said...

The Blackhawks seem to be doing fine right now. Probably not much of a chance for him to play with them.