Letterwinner ... young defenseman who made the jump from high school hockey in Wisconsin right to college ... rare on today's college hockey scene ... one of three players on the Black Knights who have gone right to the college level out of high school ... talented defenseman who has won the confidence and respect of the coaching staff ... saw playing time more than double in the second half of last season ... will continue to mature and grow, learning from some of the older players this winter ... possesses much potential ... good size for a young player ... coaching staff feels he will provide a scoring threat from the blue line ... made improvements in leaps and bounds a year ago ... earned every minute of playing time he received ... was a plus-1 for the season ... still learning the game ... gained valuable experience in 15 appearances as a freshman ... excellent work ethic ... one of team's most promising young defensemen ... developing leadership skills back on the blue line.
2004-05: Appeared in 15 games ... dressed for first two games of the season before sitting out the next 19 tilts as a healthy scratch ... dressed for 13 of Army's last 14 games, including the last eight ... registered first collegiate point in Army's first-round playoff win over AIC ... credited with an assist against the Yellow Jackets ... fired off 10 shots on goal ... five of those shots recorded in weekend sweep of Ryerson in October.
Prior to West Point: Played for Team Wisconsin and head coach Dean Talafous ... Talafous is a former nine-year veteran of the NHL with three different clubs ... Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association (WHCA) all-state selection his junior and senior seasons ... unanimous Badgerland all-conference pick as well.
Personal: Christopher Jacob Blair ... born Feb. 17, 1986, in Osceola, Wis. ... son of Sue and Jim Blair ... has two brothers, Matt (23) and Josh (21) ... Josh plays hockey at Wisconsin-Stout ... major is undeclared.
Career Overall Statistics
Year GM G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
2004-05 15 0 1 1 0 0 0
Total 15 0 1 1 0 0 0
Career Conference Statistics
League GM G A Pts PPG SHG GWG
AHA 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0