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William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
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Given for To the Most Valuable Player in the Hockey East Championship Tournament.[1]
First award 1985
Most recent Bobby Trivigno (Massachusetts)

The William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Hockey East tournament to the best player in the championship as voted by a panel of writers and broadcasters.[2] The award is named in honor of former Boston College athletic director William Flynn.

The Tournament MVP was first awarded in 1985 and every year thereafter.

Connor Hellebuyck is the only player to have won the award more than once, winning in consecutive years 2013 and 2014. Four recipients have received the honor while not playing for the conference champion, all of them being the runner-up goaltender. (as of 2021)

The 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, as a result a Tournament MVP was not awarded that year.[3]

Award winners[]

Year Winner Position School
1985 Chris Terreri Goaltender Providence
1986 Peter Marshall Forward Boston University
1987 Brian Leetch Defenceman Boston College
1988 Bruce Racine Goaltender Northeastern
1989 Bob Beers Defenceman Maine
1990 Scott LaGrand Goaltender Boston College
1991 Shawn McEachern Left Wing Boston University
1992 Scott Pellerin Left Wing Maine
1993 Jim Montgomery Center Maine
1994 Dwayne Roloson* Goaltender UMass Lowell
1995 Bob Bell* Goaltender Providence
1996 Joe Hulbig Left Wing Providence
1997 Michel Larocque Goaltender Boston University
1998 Marty Reasoner Center Boston College
1999 Blake Bellefeuille Center Boston College
2000 Niko Dimitrakos Right Wing Maine
2001 Chuck Kobasew Right Wing Boston College
2002 Darren Haydar Right Wing New Hampshire
2003 Sean Fields* Goaltender Boston University

Note: * recipient not on championship team

Year Winner Position School
2004 Jimmy Howard Goaltender Maine
2005 Brian Boyle Center Boston College
2006 David Van der Gulik Right Wing Boston University
2007 Brock Bradford Center Boston College
2008 Nathan Gerbe Left Wing Boston College
2009 Kieran Millan Goaltender Boston University
2010 Matt Lombardi Right Wing Boston College
2011 Cam Atkinson Right Wing Boston College
2012 Johnny Gaudreau Left Wing Boston College
2013 Connor Hellebuyck Goaltender UMass Lowell
2014 Connor Hellebuyck Goaltender UMass Lowell
2015 Jack Eichel Center Boston University
2016 Kevin Boyle* Goaltender UMass Lowell
2017 C. J. Smith Forward UMass Lowell
2018 Jake Oettinger Goaltender Boston University
2019 Cayden Primeau Goaltender Northeastern
2020 Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Bobby Trivigno Forward Massachusetts

Winners by school[]

School Winners
Boston College 11
Boston University 8
Maine 5
UMass Lowell 5
Providence 3
Northeastern 2
Massachusetts 1
New Hampshire 1

Winners by position[]

Position Winners
Center 6
Right Wing 6
Left Wing 5
Forward 3
Defenceman 2
Goaltender 14

See also[]




  1. "Hockey East Awards", Hockey East Online. Retrieved on 2013-08-19. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. 
  2. "Hockey East Awards", Hockey East Online. Retrieved on 2013-08-19. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. 
  3. Hockey East Men's Tournament Cancelled - Hockey East Association (March 12, 2020).

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