2021-22 Major Award Winners: Bobby Trivigno, Devon Levi and Jerry Keefe
Bobby Trivigno Named Hockey East Player of the Year
Northeastern's Levi Named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year, Keefe is Top Coach

AMESBURY, Mass. - The Hockey East Association announced today that Massachusetts senior forward Bobby Trivigno (Setauket, N.Y.) has been awarded the honor of 2021-22 Hockey East Player of the Year.

Alongside Trivigno, Northeastern sophomore goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Que.), who missed all of the 2020-21 season, was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year while Huskies’ Head Coach Jerry Keefe was voted Coach of the Year by his peers.

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playerTrivigno is just the second Minuteman to win the Hockey East Player of the Year Award (Cale Makar, 2018-19) after captaining UMass to a 14-8-2 record and a second place finish in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. He was the lone unanimous selection to the All-Hockey East First Team and his 45 overall points are fifth in the NCAA. Trivigno finished the season with 32 points in conference play, six more than the next closest competitor, to earn the title of 2021-22 Hockey East Scoring Champion. Trivigno’s 1.33 points per game also led all skaters in Hockey East. His 14 goals and 18 assists were marks that were both good for second in the conference, and he paced all players with 85 shots on goal on the season. He was recognized as the Hockey East Player of the Week on February 7 and Hockey East Player of the Month for February. He posted at least one point in 27 of his 34 games and had 13 multi-point games.

playerLevi, who was also a finalist for both Player of the Year, becomes the first non-forward to win Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year since 2012-13 (Jon Gilles). He posted a 12-6-1 record in 19 games for the Hockey East Regular Season Champion Northeastern Huskies, the first time the program captured the top seed in the Hockey East Men’s Tournament. Levi led all of Hockey East with a .951 save percentage and a 1.64 goals against average in his first collegiate season, posting the second-best save percentage in the history of the 38-year-old conference. He also tied for the league-lead with five shutouts, and his 588 saves were good for third in the league. Levi was the sole goaltender named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team, and one of two unanimous selections, as well as the All-Hockey East First Team and the recipient of the Stop It Goaltending Goaltender of the Year Award. Levi also took home the PNC Bank Three-Stars Award. Levi earned multiple in-season award, named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week five times, Hockey East Goaltender of the Week three times, Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month in October and November, and National Rookie of the Month in November. Levi also represented Team Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

playerKeefe was voted Hockey East Coach of the Year and is the first first-year head coach to win the Bob Kullen Award presented by Bauer since Dick Umile did so in his first year as a bench boss in 1990-91 with New Hampshire, taking over for the late Bob Kullen. Keefe guided Northeastern to its first-ever Hockey East Regular Season Championship in his first year at the Huskies’ helm, posting a 15-8-1 record for 47 points in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Northeastern allowed the fewest goals of any team in Hockey East, with just 46 goals allowed on the season, while the offense’s 107 overall goals scored was second-most of any league program. Northeastern also killed penalties at the highest clip of any team this season, with a league-leading 89.3% success rate, which was third-best in the NCAA.

All three award winners can be seen in action Friday night during the Hockey East Semifinals at TD Garden, set for 4:00pm and 7:30pm. The 37th championship game will be played Saturday, March 19 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available via TicketMaster.com.