HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Lane Hutson - Merrimack
Freshman; Chicago, Ill
Hutson helped BU go 7-1-0 and finish the month in first place in Hockey
East. He led all players in both points (13) and assists (11) and was a plus-
12, second in the country. Hutson scored a game-winning goal against a
ranked Cornell squad and assisted on three other GWGs. He had a point in
all eight games this month, including the Terriers’ Jan. 6 contest against Air
Force which he played after crossing three time zones the morning after his
primary assist helped the U.S. win bronze at World Juniors. Hutson leads
all NCAA defenders in points and is first among all freshmen blue liners in
assists. His 13 points were the second-most of any NCAA player.
Runner-up: Aidan McDonough, NU
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
Matthew Wood - UConn
Forward; Lethbridge, Alta.
Wood posted nine points on two goals and seven helpers through
six games in January, helping UConn go 3-3-0. He registered at
least one point in each of his outings, firing 13 shots on net and
finishing with a plus-five rating. His 1.50 points per game ranked
second among all Hockey East skaters.
Runner-up: Jeremy Wilmer, BU
ARMY ROTC DEFENDER OF THE MONTH
Ty Gallagher - Boston University
Sophomore; Clarkston, Mich.
Gallagher played a key part in Boston University’s vault to first
place in Hockey East, posting three goals and five assists for eight
points in eight games. The Terriers went 7-1-0 in the first month
of 2023. He netted one game-winning strike and finished with a
plus-eight rating. His eight points were second-most among league
blueliners and his plus/minus was fifth in the nation at his position.
Runner-up: Scott Morrow, UMass
STOP IT GOALTENDING GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
Gustavs Davis Grigals - UMass Lowell
Graduate; Riga, Lativa
Grigals lead all Hockey East netminders with more than three
starts in January in goals against average (1.81) and save per-
centage (.939). He posted a 4-1-0 record, including one shutout.
He stopped 138 shots across his five starts and allowed two goals
for fewer in four outings.
Runner-up: Victor Ostman, Maine