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SB Nation All-Hockey East Teams

Notre Dame sophomore Vince Hinostroza
Notre Dame sophomore Vince Hinostroza
Matt Dewkett

Last week, I unveiled my ballot for the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. I am a firm believer in the best players making the All-Hockey East teams regardless of year in school and not attempting to spread the love. Hockey East only does a first and second team, but we'll do three teams instead of honorable mentions.

Lastly, my selections for the three All-Hockey East teams are based on performance in conference games this season. They are not based on the probability of future success in the NHL. If it were, Michael Matheson would have made one of the three teams, but for as much skill as he shows on certain shifts, he wasn't consistently one of the best six defensemen in Hockey East this winter.

There were certainly other tough omissions such as UConn goaltender Rob Nichols, BU freshman defenseman Brandon Hickey and Massachusetts forward Frank Vatrano, among others.

SB Nation All-Hockey East First Team

Forward: Jack Eichel, Fr., Boston University

Forward: Vince Hinostroza, Soph., Notre Dame

Forward: Evan Rodrigues, Sr., Boston University

Defense: Matt Grzelcyk, Jr., Boston University

Defense: Noah Hanifin, Fr., Boston College

Goaltender: Jon Gillies, Jr., Providence

SB Nation All-Hockey East Second Team

Forward: Kevin Roy, Jr., Northeastern

Forward: Danny O'Regan, Jr., Boston University

Forward: Noel Acciari, Jr., Providence

Defense: Michael Kapla, Soph., UMass Lowell

Defense: Michael Paliotta, Sr., Vermont

Goaltender: Thatcher Demko, Soph., Boston College

SB Nation All-Hockey East Third Team

Forward: Devin Shore, Jr., Maine

Forward: Ahti Oksanen, Jr., Boston University

Forward: Tyler Kelleher, Soph., New Hampshire

Defense: Robbie Russo, Sr., Notre Dame

Defense: Ian McCoshen, Soph., Boston College

Goaltender: Rasmus Tirronen, Sr., Merrimack


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