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Josh Teves

School

Princeton University

Position
Defenseman
Major
Mechanical Engineering

Classroom

A mechanical engineer major at Princeton, Josh Teves is on track to earn a certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Systems. He is writing his senior thesis on the design of ecofriendly hybrid engines, maximizing fuel efficiency, range and speed.

Character

Chosen by his teammates as team captain this season, Teves is an undrafted free agent with NHL interest. He has been invited to NHL Development Camps the last two seasons with the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. He has helped transform a team that posted a 4-23-3 record the year before he got here into a team that won the ECAC Hockey Championship in his third year.

Community

Teves has been actively involved in community service efforts as Princeton Tiger. During the 2017-18 season, he served as the team’s representative for the Headway Foundation, an initiative to promote concussion awareness. He also volunteers for Reading with the Tigers at local elementary schools.

Teves has taken a lead role in Princeton’s “adoption” of Luke. An honorary member of the team, Luke and Princeton came together through Team Impact, a national nonprofit that connects children with serious illnesses with local college teams. He continues his work with youth every year hosting the Mercer Bulldogs Special Hockey Team for an event at Hobey Baker Rink. The Bulldogs are a group of individuals with developmental disabilities who want to participate in the sport of hockey.

Additionally, Teves has been involved for the last three years with Weapons of Mass Construction, an annual project that includes restoring hurricane-damaged properties, refurbishing community centers and more.

Competition

Teves led the nation’s defenseman in points per game last season, averaging 1.06 points per game with 33 points in 31 games. Overall, he ranked 27th among all skaters including forwards. He was named to the All-ECAC Hockey Third Team as he guided his team to the ECAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. He currently is seventh in Princeton history in career points by a defenseman in with 63. Earning first-team All-Ivy League honors as both a sophomore and junior, Teves was also named to the ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team in 2018.