Wild announce leadership group for 2021-22 season
The Wild have announced their leadership group with forward Quinn Emerson getting the “C” as their captain this season. Assistant captains will be defenseman Brett Oberle, forward Cade Stibbe and forward Jayden Price.
This will be Emerson’s second season with the Wild after previously playing with Wenatchee during the 2019-20 season. During that season he picked up eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in 53 games. Due to the pandemic, Emerson played for the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas last season snagging two goals and three assists for five points in 34 games. Between both Wenatchee and Lone Star, Emerson has 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points in 87 games.
This season will be Oberle’s first with the Wild after playing two seasons with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians. With the Magicians he picked up six goals and 24 assists for 30 points in 85 games.
This will also be Stibbe’s first time throwing on a Wenatchee Wild sweater after previously playing with both the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros and USHL’s Fargo Force. Across two seasons and 96 games, he picked up 29 goals and 38 assists for 67 points.
Like that of Oberle and Stibbe, this will also be Price’s first season with the Wild. Price has previously played with multiple teams throughout his junior hockey career. He’s collected a total of 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points in 78 games.
Between all four players, they’ve combined for 59 goals and 100 assists for a grand total of 159 points in 346 games across multiple leagues. Head coach Chris Clark touched on the selection of this season’s leadership team. “As a staff
we feel the players did an excellent job at selecting their captains for this year. Quinn is a player who has been here before and knows the daily expectations. He brings a very mature and professional demeanor to the rink every day. Brett, Cade and Jayden are all junior hockey veterans who have displayed great leadership qualities since we arrived in September. We are excited for all four of these young men as we know they will do a great job as leaders this
season,” Clark said.