Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Adam Gaudette Named Hockey East Player of the Month
BC's Hutsko Claims Top Rookie; Primeau Wins Best Goaltender Title
Junior Forward; Braintree, Massachusetts
In the month of February, Gaudette led the NCAA with 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists) and 2.12 points per game. As part of his month, he helped push Northeastern to a 6-1- 1 record and its first Beanpot championship since 1988. Gaudette also became the conference's scoring champion, racking up 20 goals and 15 assists for 35 points in league play. He recorded multi-point nights in seven of the eight games he played, including four three-point efforts and a hat trick in the Beanpot title game.
Runner-up: Logan Hutsko, BC (Tampa, Fla.)
Forward; Tampa, Florida
Hutsko tied for second in the league and led all NCAA rookies with 13 points on seven goals and six assists in the month of February. The rookie netted two goals against UMass Lowell, including the game-tying tally and game winner in overtime on Feb. 9. He also recorded his first career hat trick against Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game, helping to force overtime. Hutsko recorded at least one point in six of his eight games, as the Eagles went 5-3-0 on the month and captured the Hockey East regular season title.
Runner-up: Cayden Primeau, Northeastern (Voorhees, N.J.)
Goaltender; Voorhees, New Jersey
Primeau wrapped the month of February sitting third in the NCAA in save percentage (.961) and fourth in GAA (1.26), which were both numbers good enough to stand as the best in Hockey East. Leading Northeastern to a 6-1-1 record, the rookie netminder backboned the Huskies to their first Beanpot championship since 1988, making 75 saves across the two games. He made at least 30 saves in five of the eight games he started, including a career-high 38 in the Beanpot championship game. He also recorded two shutouts and held opponents to two goals or fewer in six games.
Runner-up: Matt Murray, UMass (St. Albert, Alta.)