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Hockey East Player of the Month Cale Makar of Massachusetts
Cale Makar Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Dugan Wins Top Rookie; Lindberg Earns Best Goaltender Honors

HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Cale Makar - Massachusetts
Sophomore Defenseman; Calgary, Alta.

Makar tied for second among all national defensemen with 10 points (3g, 7a) in nine games in March and April, including one game-winning goal. Three of his points (1g, 2a) came on the power-play and the sophomore scored a point in all but two games when his team was shut out in those outings. He was named the Hockey East Player of the Year as well as a first-team All American after he finished as Hockey East's leading scorer with 49 points on the season. Makar was also named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Northeast Regional and the 2019 Hobey Baker Award winner.

Runner-up: Josh Wilkins, Providence


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH

Jack Dugan - Providence
Forward; Rochester, New York

Dugan led all NCAA freshmen with eight assists in March and April and tied for the national rookie lead with eight points. He turned in a three-assist outing on March 16 and helped Providence to the Frozen Four by factoring in on eight of Providence's 23 tallies during the stretch run of the season. Dugan finished tied for first among all Hockey East players across the final two months of the season and the rookie forward averaged 1.14 points per game over that span. Dugan finished the season with 11 points over his final nine games.

Runner-up: Bobby Trivigno, Massachusetts


STOP IT GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH

Filip Lindberg - Massachusetts
Freshman; Espoo, Finland

Lindberg led the nation in goals against average (1.19) and shutouts (4) in March and April, backstopping the Minutemen to the national title game for the first time. He posted back-to-back shutouts in the NCAA Regionals and did not allow a goal in four of his nine games. He posted a 6-2-0 record and a .947 save percentage and was twice named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week. In the national semifinals, Lindberg made a season-best 37 saves in UMass' 4-3 OT win over Denver that sent the Minutemen into the National Championship game.

Runner-up: Hayden Hawkey, Providence