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Hockey East Rookie of the Year
Sport Ice hockey
Given for To the first-year player who has shown skill, ability and leadership beyond that expected of a player in his rookie year.[1]
First award 1985
Most recent Josh Lopina (Massachusetts)
Nikita Nesterenko (Boston College)

The Hockey East Rookie of the Year is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Hockey East regular season to the best player in the conference as voted by the coaches of each Hockey East team.[2]

The Rookie of the Year was first awarded in 1985 and every year thereafter.

The award has been shared four times, in 1985–86, 1988–89, 1991–92, and most recently in 2020–21. Three players have been both the Player and Rookie-of-the-Year in the same season (Brian Leetch, Paul Kariya, and Jack Eichel). (as of 2021)

Award winners[]

Year Winner Position School
1984–85 Ken Hodge Center Boston College
1985–86 Al Loring Goaltender Maine
Scott Young Right Wing Boston University
1986–87 Brian Leetch Defenceman Boston College
1987–88 Mario Thyer Center Maine
1988–89 Rob Gaudreau Right Wing Providence
Scott Pellerin Left Wing Maine
1989–90 Scott Cashman Goaltender Boston University
1990–91 Jeff Levy Goaltender New Hampshire
1991–92 Craig Darby Center Providence
Ian Moran Defenceman Boston College
1992–93 Paul Kariya Left Wing Maine
1993–94 Greg Bullock Center UMass Lowell
1994–95 Mark Mowers Center New Hampshire
1995–96 Marty Reasoner Center Boston College
1996–97 Greg Koehler Center UMass Lowell
1997–98 Brian Gionta Right Wing Boston College
1998–99 Darren Haydar Right Wing New Hampshire
1999–00 Rick DiPietro Goaltender Boston University
2000–01 Chuck Kobasew Right Wing Boston College

Year Winner Position School
2001–02 Sean Collins Center New Hampshire
2002–03 Jimmy Howard Goaltender Maine
2003–04 Michel Léveillé Center Maine
2004–05 Peter Vetri Goaltender UMass Lowell
2005–06 Brandon Yip Right Wing Boston University
2006–07 Teddy Purcell Right Wing Maine
2007–08 Colin Wilson Center Boston University
2008–09 Kieran Millan Goaltender Boston University
2009–10 Stéphane Da Costa Center Merrimack
2010–11 Charlie Coyle Center Boston University
2011–12 Scott Wilson Center UMass Lowell
2012–13 Jon Gillies Goaltender Providence
2013–14 Mario Puskarich Left Wing Vermont
2014–15 Jack Eichel Center Boston University
2015–16 Colin White Center Boston College
2016–17 Clayton Keller Forward Boston University
2017–18 Logan Hutsko Forward Boston College
2018–19 Joel Farabee Left Wing Boston University
2019–20 Alex Newhook Forward Boston College
2020–21 Josh Lopina Forward Massachusetts
Nikita Nesterenko Forward Boston College

Winners by school[]

School Winners
Boston College 10
Boston University 10
Maine 7
UMass Lowell 4
New Hampshire 4
Providence 3
Massachusetts 1
Merrimack 1
Vermont 1

Winners by position[]

Position Winners
Center 15
Right Wing 7
Left Wing 4
Forward 5
Defenceman 2
Goaltender 8

See also[]




  1. "Hockey East Awards", Hockey East Online. Retrieved on 2013-08-15. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. 
  2. "UMaine’s Abbott named Hockey East Player of the Year, Hobey Baker finalist", The Maine Campus, 2012-03-15. Retrieved on 2013-08-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. 

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