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Jon Gillies is the SB Nation Hockey East Preseason Player of the Year.

Providence junior goaltender Jon Gillies
Providence junior goaltender Jon Gillies
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SB Nation Hockey East columnist Jeff Cox unveils his picks for the preseason All-Hockey East teams. For the purpose of this article, freshmen were omitted from the First, Second or Third teams. This is a prediction of what the year-end results will look like with the addition of a third team in place of honorable mentions.

SB Nation Hockey East Preseason Player of the Year

Jon Gillies (Providence, Jr.)

SB Nation Hockey East Preseason Rookie of the Year

Jack Eichel (Boston University)

SB Nation Preseason All-Hockey East First Team

Forward: Devin Shore (Maine, Jr.)

Forward: Ross Mauermann (Providence, Sr.)

Forward: Kevin Roy (Northeastern, Jr.)

Defense: Michael Matheson (Boston College, Jr.)

Defense: Ben Hutton (Maine, Jr.)

Goaltender: Jon Gillies (Providence, Jr.)

SB Nation Preseason All-Hockey East Second Team

Forward: Mario Puskarich (Vermont, Soph.)

Forward: Mario Lucia (Notre Dame, Jr.)

Forward: Ryan Fitzgerald (Boston College, Soph.)

Defense: Matt Grzelcyk (Boston University, Jr.)

Defense: Steve Santini (Boston College, Soph.)

Goaltender: Thatcher Demko (Boston College, Soph.)

SB Nation Preseason All-Hockey East Third Team

Forward: Mike Szmatula (Northeastern, Soph.)

Forward: Vince Hinostroza (Notre Dame, Soph.)

Forward: Grayson Downing (New Hampshire, Sr.)

Defense: Brett Pesce (New Hampshire, Jr.)

Defense: Anthony Florentino (Providence, Soph.)

Goaltender: Clay Witt (Northeastern, RS-Sr.)

SB Nation Hockey East All-Rookie Team

Forward: Jack Eichel (Boston University)

Forward: Brian Pinho (Providence)

Forward: Shane Eiserman (New Hampshire)

Defense: Noah Hanifin (Boston College)

Defense: Jake Walman (Providence)

Goaltender: Jeff Smith (UMass Lowell)

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.