Godbout, 20, joined the Capitols midway through the 2015-16 season when he was traded from the Chicago Steel to Madison for forward Haralds Egle on January 7, 2016. He dressed for 31 games with the Capitols and recorded 18 points (11-7=18) and 26 penalty minutes in Madison. Godbout also collected 16 points (11-5=16) and 35 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Steel last season. The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native potted two goals and an assist in three exhibition games, and he scored his first goal of the season in the season opener against the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday, September 23.
“It is a huge honor to commit to Sacred Heart,” explained Godbout. “I feel that the hockey program is on the rise and I’m looking forward to being apart of that.”
The 5-foot-9, 183-pound forward will start his college career with the Sacred Heart Pioneers during the 2017-18 season.
“I’m very excited for Marcel on his commitment to attend and play hockey for Sacred Heart next season,” said Capitols’ Head Coach and General Manager Garrett Suter. “He’s a good kid and is going to be a big part of our team’s success this year. Since I’ve come in, he’s been a leader and a big voice in the locker room. I’m looking forward to coaching him this year and watching him next season at school.”
Fans can join Godbout and the rest of the Capitols for the 2016-17 season! The Capitols will drop the puck on their third season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with their Home Opener, presented by Alliant Energy, against the Gamblers on Friday, October 14. The first 500 fans will receive a rally towel, courtesy of Alliant Energy. Season tickets, 10-Game Pick ‘Em packages, Flex Packs, and Group tickets are now available! For more information, call the Capitols at (608) 257-CAPS, or visit www.MADCAPSHOCKEY.com