Marty Sertich

Hometown:

Roseville Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1982-10-13

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

Free agent, 2006

Weight:

165 lbs.

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History

Played one season with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL. In 64 games for the Stampede, Sertich played in 64 games, and registered 54 points (20 goals, 34 assists). He was named to the USHL All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team.

2002-03: In Sertich’s first year with Colorado College, he tallied 29 points (nine goals, 20 assists) in 42 games. He led all Tigers freshman in points, games played, goals, and assists. He saw a great deal of playing time centering the team’s top line.

2003-04: Sertich continued to develop in his sophomore season. He compiled a team leading 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) which earned him Colorado Colleges M.B. Hopper Award for the team’s top scorer. His 28 assists were also a team high. He won WCHA Offensive Player of the Week following a five point weekend performance.

2004-05: Sertich had a dominant junior year. He won both the WCHA and the National Scoring Titles with his 64 points (27 goals, 37 assists). Sertich won the M.B. Hopper Award for the second year in a row, the Thayer Tutt MVP award given to Colorado College’s MVP, the WCHA Player of the Year award, USA Hockey’s College Player of the Year, National Player of the month for December, and the Hobey Baker Memorial Award awarded to College Hockey’s top player.

2005-06: The 2005 Hobey Baker Award winner and this season’s team captain played in all 42 games for the Tigers this season posting 50 points (14 goals, 36 assists). His 36 assists led the Tigers. While Sertich’s numbers are slightly off from his Hobey Baker winning junior season, his numbers were impressive enough to earn him a spot on the WCHA’s All-Conference Second Team and as well as being named a Top Ten Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. 

2007-08: Sertich’s 52 point in 79 games was good enough to lead AHL Iowa in season scoring. He also led the team in goals (27) and power-play goals (9). He was acquired from Dallas on June 10 in exchange for a Conditional Selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Talent Analysis
Sertich is an excellent playmaking centerman. During his four years at Colorado College, Sertich became one of the Tigers face-off specialists. His greatest assets are his superb puck skills and his great on-ice vision. Sertich is very creative with the puck and possesses outstanding passing ability. He has a keen sense of being able to spot and get pucks to his teammates on the ice. In addition, Sertich has the ability to make those around him better. His poise and confidence with the puck can also be seen in his ability to finish plays as well. Sertich is a very smooth skater with deceptively good speed. He’s quite mobile and moves extremely well with the puck. Sertich is a fierce competitor who isn’t one to give up easily and is a tireless worker. He possesses great leadership skills as well. Sertich has a hard shot with a quick release. He is defensively responsible. While Sertich has continually gotten stronger during his collegiate career, his thin frame and need for even more strength may be the biggest concerns for achieving success at the next level.

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