Thursday, February 1, 2018
Adam Gaudette Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Swayman Claims Top Rookie; Oettinger Wins Best Goaltender Honors
Junior Forward; Braintree, Massachusetts
Adam Gaudette tied for the national lead in January with 14 points on seven goals and seven assists in just eight games. He tallied four multi-point efforts and three multigoal outings while chipping in on two game-winning goals for the Huskies. Gaudette, currently tied for the national scoring lead (19g, 20a), led Hockey East with seven goals, 14 points, 1.75 points per game, five power-play points and 5.25 shots on goal per game over the month of January.
Runner-up: Chase Pearson, Maine (So., F; Alpharetta, Ga.)
Goaltender; Anchorage, Alaska
Jeremy Swayman tuned in a 4-2-2 record during the month of January, helping the Maine Black Bears into the national rankings. He stopped at least 30 pucks in five of his eight appearances and a league-leading 244 shots in all of January. He posted one shutout, a 31-save blanking at Boston University, and had the conference's best save percentage (.928) of any netminder with more than 240:00 minutes of work. The rookie has 11 games of 30-plus saves to date on the year and five Hockey East weekly honors.
Runner-up: Brady Tkachuk, Boston University (Fr., F; St. Louis, Mo.)
Goaltender; Lakeville, Minnesota
Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger racked up a 5-1-1 record in the month of January, the most wins of any league netminder. His 1.98 goals against average was the second-best in the conference last month, while his .926 save percentage ranked third. He ended the month on a six-game unbeaten streak. He also posted a 23-save shutout at Arizona State and allowed more than two goals on just three occasions.
Runner-up: Hayden Hawkey, Providence (Jr., G; Parker, Colo.)