Crusaders Men's Ice Hockey BIO
Michael Laffin
Player Profile:
Michael Laffin 2289388
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 186
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
High School: Jersey Hitmen (USPHL)
  • An Emerging Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-2016:

  • Played in all 36 games
  • Netted eight goals
  • Was third on the team in assists with 15 which is tied for eighth most for a rookie in Holy Cross Division I history
  • Was tied for third on the team in points with 23 which is tied for eighth most for a rookie in Holy Cross Division I history
  • Scored first collegiate goal against Canisius (10/23)
  • Had one goal and two assists in the 4-1 win against Canisius (10/24)
  • Scored game-winning goal in the 7-3 victory over Mercyhurst (12/5)
  • Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December
  • Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week (10/27)
  • Received the team’s Rookie of the Year Award
  • Named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team


  • Member of the Jersey Hitmen of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons for coach Toby Harris
  • Team captain (2014-2015)
  • Set the New Jersey Hitmen's all time scoring record during 2014-2015 season with 35 goals and 70 assists for 105 points as he led the league in points.
  • Was named USPHL MVP and awarded Offensive Player of the Year for the 2014-2015 season. 
  • Won the team’s Rookie of the Year Award (2013-2014)
  • Posted 22 goals and 34 assists for 56 points (2013-2014)
  • Ranked fourth in the league in points (2013-2014)
  • Team appeared in the USPHL finals (2013-2014)
  • Posted 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points for New York Apple Core of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) in 2012-2013
  • Attended John Jay High School where he was the league MVP (2011, 2012, 2013) and the Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • His 146 points as a senior set the school record as the team won the state championship
  • Totaled 120 goals and 171 assists for 291 points
  • Three-year member of the varsity baseball team
  • Member of National Honor Society


  • Son of Michael and Betty Jean Laffin
  • His father played football at Marist (Class of 1979)
  • Has three brothers (Brett, Jason and Brandon)
  • His brother Jason played soccer at Siena (Class of 2008)
  • Majoring in Economics

Laffin's Career Statistics

Season GP G A P Pen-Min PPG SHG GWG
2015-2016 36 8 15 23 3-6 3 0 1


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