2022-23 Hockey East Major Award Winners: Devon Levi, Lane Hutson and Jay Pandolfo
Devon Levi Named Hockey East Player of the Year
Lane Hutson Tabbed Top Rookie, Jay Pandolfo Voted Coach of the Year

AMESBURY, Mass. - The Hockey East Association announced today that Northeastern junior goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Que.) has been awarded the honor of 2022-23 Hockey East Player of the Year.

Alongside Levi, Boston University freshman defenseman Lane Hutson (North Barrington, Ill.) was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year while Terriers’ Head Coach Jay Pandolfo was voted Coach of the Year by his peers. All three awards were selected by the league’s 11 head coaches.

playerLevi is the fourth Husky and second Northeastern goaltender to be named Hockey East Player of the Year, following Brad Theissen (2008-09), Zach Aston-Reese (2016-17) and Adam Gaudette (2017-18). The junior led Hockey East in save percentage (.947), goals against average (1.81), saves (753), and shutouts (6) while tying for the lead with 14 wins in 23 league games. He played more minutes (1393:01) than any other conference netminder. He currently leads the NCAA in overall save percentage (.931) while his 1,066 saves are third-best, and six overall shutouts are fourth-most in the nation. A five-time Stop It Goaltender of the Week and Goaltender of the Month for February, Levi was a unanimous selection to the All-Hockey East First Team and earned the Goaltender of the Year Award for the second year in a row. He becomes just the sixth player to win both Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year and Hockey East Player of the Year, and the first to be named Player of the Year in the season immediately following rookie honors. Those other double honorees include three that won both accolades in their first season (Brian Leetch, Paul Kariya, Jack Eichel) and two that claimed Player of the Year in their senior campaigns (Brian Gionta, Darren Haydar). Named the Beanpot MVP after securing a Northeastern win in a shootout, Levi is the third netminder to win Hockey East Player of the Year in the last four years (Spencer Knight, Jeremy Swayman).

playerHutson led Hockey East in scoring with 34 points in league play, becoming the first-ever defenseman to win the Hockey East scoring crown in its 39-year history. He is also the first rookie to do so since Jack Eichel in 2014-15. The North Barrington, Illinois native also led all Hockey East players in assists (25), points per game (1.42), and plus-minus (+19). His 34 points in just 23 league games is the eighth-highest total in a single-season for a Hockey East blueliner and he is the first defender with at least nine goals since 2008-09. He dished out 25 assists, a top-10 Hockey East single-season mark among defenseman. His 1.42 points per game was the fourth-highest single-season total among defenseman and tied for fifth-best among all rookies in league history while his 1.04 assists per game was tied for sixth-best. Hutson became the first rookie defenseman with 25 assists since Brian Leetch reached the mark in 1986-87. He was a unanimous selection to the All-Hockey East First Team and Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team and took home the PNC Bank Three Stars Award. During the regular season, he was named Hockey East Player of the Week once, Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week six times (including three consecutive weeks in January) Army ROTC Defender of the Month twice, and Hockey East Player of the Month once.

playerPandolfo is the second consecutive first-year head coach to win the Bob Kullen Award presented by Bauer, following Jerry Keefe. Keefe was the first since Dick Umile did so in his first year as a bench boss in 1990-91 with New Hampshire, after taking over for the late Bob Kullen. Pandolfo guided the Terriers to their 11th Hockey East regular season crown and their first outright title win since 2014-15. They posted an 18-6-0 record in league play and no team has won more games in Hockey East since 2011-12. Pandolfo’s team scored 99 goals in just 24 league games, the most of any team, while operating the third-best power-play in the conference with a 19.6% conversion rate. Pandolfo has led his alma mater back to the Hockey East semifinals at TD Garden for the 25th time in program history. He is just the second BU boss to be voted Coach of the Year by his peers since 2005-06 (David Quinn, 2014-15).

The 2023 Hockey East semifinals are set tentatively set for 4:00pm and 7:30pm on Friday, March 17 at TD Garden in Boston, while the 38th championship game will be played Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm. All three games will air live on NESN. Due to current high demand, all fans planning to attend championship weekend are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance at TDGarden.com/HockeyEast to ensure availability.

2023 Hockey East Men’s Tournament Schedule
Date Match Up Time/Result TV/Streaming
Wed., March 8 #11 Vermont def. #6 Maine 4-2  
Wed., March 8 #7 Providence def. #10 New Hampshire 2-1 OT  
Wed., March 8 #8 Boston College def. #9 UMass 5-2  
Sat., March 11 #4 UMass Lowell def. #5 UConn 2-1  
Sat., March 11 #1 Boston University def. #11 Vermont 7-3  
Sat., March 11 #7 Providence def. #3 Northeastern 2-1 OT  
Sat., March 11 #2 Merrimack def. #8 Boston College 1-0 2OT  
Fri., March 17 #1 Boston University vs. #7 Providence 4:00pm NESN/ESPN+
Fri., March 17 #2 Merrimack vs. #5 UMass Lowell 7:30pm NESN/ESPN+
Sat., March 18 38th Hockey East Men’s Championship 7:00pm NESN/ESPN+
All games and times are tentative and subject to change.