The Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association announced their year-end awards today. The awards were voted on by print and broadcast media members.
The Hockey East Player of the Year was awarded to Boston College sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau who led the league in scoring. The Calgary flames draft pick tallied 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points in 33 games played this season. The Carneys Point, NJ native missed three games in December and January while representing the United States at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.
UMass-Lowell second year head coach Norm Bazin was named the Coach of the Year. Bazin led the River Hawks to a regular season title. UML became the first school outside of BC, BU, UNH and Maine to win the regular season trophy. The runner-up was second year Providence coach Nate Leaman.
The Rookie of the Year was awarded to Providence freshman goalie Jon Gillies. The South Potland, Maine native and Calgary Flames prospect was consistently strong all season long. Gillies has a 2.08 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. Outside of the games he missed during the World Junior Championships he started every game for the Friars.
The runner-up was Northeastern freshman forward Kevin Roy. The Anaheim draft pick had 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points in 29 games played. He missed the last five games of the season with an upper body injury.
Player of the Year: Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College, (Runner-up: Jon Gillies, Providence College)
Coach of the Year: Norm Bazin, UMass Lowell (Runner-up: Nate Leaman, Providence College)
Rookie of the Year: Jon Gillies, Providence College (Runner-up: Kevin Roy, Northeastern)
All-Hockey East First Team
*Johnny Gaudreau (So.), Forward, Boston College
Steven Whitney (Sr.), Forward, Boston College
Mike Collins (Jr.), Forward, Merrimack College
Trevor van Riemsdyk (So.), Defense, New Hampshire
Chad Ruhwedel (So.), Defense, UMass Lowell
Jon Gillies (Fr.), Goaltender, Providence College
All-Hockey East Second Team
Kevin Goumas (Jr.), Forward, New Hampshire
Pat Mullane (Sr.), Forward, Boston College
Joseph Pendenza (Jr.), Forward, UMass Lowell
Jordan Heywood (Jr.), Defense, Merrimack College
Mike Matheson (Fr.), Defense, Boston College
Connor Hellebuyck (Fr.), Goaltender, UMass Lowell
All-Hockey East Rookie Team
*Danny O"Regan, Forward, Boston University
*Kevin Roy, Forward, Northeastern
Devin Shore, Forward, Maine
*Mike Matheson, Defense, Boston College
Matt Grzelcyk, Defense, Boston University
Jon Gillies, Goaltender, Providence
* Indicates Unanimous selection
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