BC's Spencer Knight and Alex Newhook were unanimous selections to the 2019-20 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team
Hockey East Names 2019-20 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team
Six Other Season-Long Award Winners Announced

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association today announced the 2019-20 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team and six other season-long awards as voted by the league's 11 head coaches.

The 2019-20 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team consists of seven players and includes two unanimous selections from Boston College's freshman class in goaltender Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and forward Alex Newhook (St. John's, Newfoundland.) The group is rounded out by defensemen Declan Carlile (Hartland, Mich./Merrimack) and Zac Jones (Glen Allen, Va./Massachusetts) and three other forwards, including Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass./Boston College), Vladislav Firstov (Yaroslavl, Russia/UConn), and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y./Boston University.)

Also recognized is a pair of defensive awards, as UConn senior Wyatt Newpower (Hugo, Minn.) has been named the '47 Best Defensive Defenseman and Boston University senior Patrick Curry (Schaumburg, Ill.) was voted as the Gladiator Custom Mouthguards Best Defensive Forward.

Two statistical awards have been formally announced, including the league's top scorer in Providence sophomore Jack Dugan (Rochester, N.Y./7g, 28a, 35p), who also led the nation with 42 assists and 52 points, and PNC Bank Three Stars champion in Massachusetts junior forward John Leonard (Amherst, Mass.), who led the country with 27 goals.

Hockey East's two sportsmanship awards have been bestowed upon UConn senior forward Benjamin Freeman (Falmouth, Maine), who will be presented with the Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award, given by the league to one player who has consistently demonstrated superior conduct and sportsmanship on the ice, and his team, the UConn Huskies. The Huskies will be acknowledged with the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for accruing the fewest penalty minutes in Hockey East games.

playerPro Ambitions All-Rookie Team

G: Spencer Knight, Boston College *
D: Declan Carlile, Merrimack
D: Zac Jones, Massachusetts
F: Matt Boldy, Boston College
F: Vladislav Firstov, UConn
F: Alex Newhook, Boston College *
F: Trevor Zegras, Boston University
*unanimous selection

player PNC Bank Three Stars Award

John Leonard, Massachusetts
(Jr., F; Amherst, Mass.)

Spencer Knight, Boston College
(Fr., G; Darien, Conn.)
Jeremy Swayman, Maine
(Jr., G; Anchorage, Alaska)


player'47 Brand Best Defensive Defenseman Award

Wyatt Newpower, UConn
(Sr., Hugo, Minn.)

Jesper Mattila, Boston College
(Sr., Tampere, Finland)

playerHockey East Scoring Champion

Jack Dugan, Providence
(So., F; Rochester, N.Y.)
7g, 28a, 35p

Alex Newhook, Boston College
(Fr., F; St. John's, Newfoundland)
15g, 18a, 33p

playerGladiator Custom Mouthguards Best Defensive Forward Award

Patrick Curry, Boston University
(Sr., Schaumburg, Ill.)

Marc McLaughlin, Boston College
(So., North Billerica, Mass.)


playerLen Ceglarski Individual Sportsmanship Award

Benjamin Freeman, UConn
(Sr., F; Falmouth, Maine)

Ryan Shea, Northeastern
(Sr., D; Milton, Mass.)

playerCharlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award

UConn Huskies

UMass Lowell River Hawks