The ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the ECAC Hockey regular season to the best defensive forward in the conference as voted by the coaches of each ECAC team.[1]

The Best Defensive Forward was first awarded in 1962 but discontinued following the 1967 season. After 25 years of retirement, however, the award was rekindled the same year that the Best Defensive Forward was inaugurated (1993). It has since been conferred each year.

Only one player (Mike Traggio) has won the award more than once. In 1996–97 the award was split between two players for the first (and so far only) time.

Award winners[edit | edit source]

Year Winner School
1961–62 Arlie Parker St. Lawrence
1962–63 Dave Johnston Harvard
1963–64 Richie Green Boston University
1964–65 Tom Ross Boston University
1965–66 Bob Gaudreau Brown
1966–67 Harry Orr Cornell
1992–93 Martin d'Orsonnens Clarkson
1993–94 Mike Traggio Brown
1994–95 Mike Traggio Brown
1995–96 Jeff Kungle St. Lawrence
1996–97 Matt Pagnutti Clarkson
Andrew Will Union
1997–98 Ray Giroux Yale
1998–99 Jeff Burgoyne Cornell
1999–00 Justin Harney St. Lawrence

Year Winner School
2000–01 Kent Huskins Clarkson
2001–02 Brian McMeekin Cornell
2002–03 Douglas Murray Cornell
2003–04 Scott Ford Brown
2004–05 Jaime Sifers Vermont
2005–06 Mike Madill St. Lawrence
2006–07 Drew Bagnall St. Lawrence
2007–08 Mike Moore Princeton
2008–09 Matt Generous St. Lawrence
2009–10 Justin Krueger Cornell
2010–11 Brock Matheson Union
2011–12 Danny Biega Harvard
2012–13 Zach Davies Quinnipiac
2013–14 Shayne Gostisbehere Union
Dennis Robertson Brown

Winners by school[edit | edit source]

School Winners
St. Lawrence 6
Brown 5
Cornell 5
Clarkson 3
Union 3
Boston University 2
Harvard 2
Princeton 1
Quinnipiac 1
Vermont 1
Yale 1

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gostisbehere, Bodie, Carr earn spots on ECAC Hockey All-League Teams", Union Athletics, 2013-03-21. Retrieved on 2013-08-01. 

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