4 Mike Switzer
4 Mike Switzer
Height: 6-0
Weight: 186
Year: Sr
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Position: D
Previous Team: Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)

2010-11: Led all Bentley defensemen in points (13) ... tied for fourth on team in assists (10) ... second on team in blocked shots (38) ... scored first career goal in season-opener, on the power play, at Quinnipiac Oct. 15 ... had 11 points in the final nine games of the season ... started the run with a goal and assist against Sacred Heart Feb. 4 ... scored an extra-attacker goal with 1:01 left in third period at Sacred Heart Feb. 5, completing team’s comeback from 4-1 down ... had career-best four-game scoring streak from Feb. 12-Feb. 19 with seven assists ... had two assists at UConn Feb. 19 and career-best three assists at Holy Cross Feb. 25 ... blocked season-high four shots on three occasions;  against Air Force Dec. 30, at AIC Feb. 11 and against Holy Cross Feb. 26 ... Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

2009-10: Played in 31 games ... had the team’s highest +/- rating at +3 ... registered three assists ... first assist of the season came at No. 18 Quinnipiac Oct. 17 ... assisted on Justin Kemmerer’s goal at Canisius Dec. 5 ... had final assist of season at Mercyhurst Jan. 23 ...  Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

2008-09: Played in 37 games ... usually teamed with Ryan Kayfes on the defensive pairings ... had six assists on the season ... notched an assist in only second career game, assisting on Pat Percella’s goal at Rensselaer Oct. 18 ... credited with another assist one game later at No. 17 Air Force ... was a season best +2 in 5-2 win at Mercyhurst Nov. 14 ... had an assist in 4-1 home win over Holy Cross Dec. 5 ... assisted on two goals in 6-4 loss to Mercyhurst Feb. 20 ... had the primary assist on Brendan Harrison’s goal in game one win over Canisius in Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals March 13 ... Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

Before Bentley: 2005 graduate of Lord Beaverbrook High School ... played junior hockey with Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for one season (2007-08) ... had a scoring line of 4-23-27 in 48 games ... was the team’s third highest scoring defenseman ... his 23 assists was tied for third on the team ... registered four assists in nine playoff games ... was an Alberta Midget AAA All-Star ... a team captain in 2005 with his Midget AAA team ... named Most Valuable Defenseman on his Midget team ... earned Top Defenseman honors in Midget A league ... recipient of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.

Personal: Majoring in finance ... age as of Oct. 1: 24 ... brother, Brett (21), is a freshman forward on this year’s team ... son of Scott and Yvonne Switzer.