Boston College’s Gaudreau wins Hockey East player of the year laurels

Hockey East announced its three major award winners Thursday and three All-Star teams.

Boston College sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau was named player of the year, Providence goalie Jon Gillies took home rookie of the year honors and Massachusetts-Lowell’s Norm Bazin was named coach of the year.

Gillies was also runner-up for player of the year along with Merrimack’s Mike Collins.

Lowell goalie Connor Hellebuyck was runner-up for rookie of the year, while Providence’s Nate Leaman finished second to Bazin in the coaching category.

2013 Hockey East First All-Star Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Steven WhitneyFSr.Boston College
Johnny GaudreauFSo.Boston College
Mike CollinsFJr.Merrimack
Trevor van RiemsdykDSo.New Hampshire
Chad RuhwedelDJr.Massachusetts-Lowell
Jon GilliesGFr.Providence

2013 Hockey East Second All-Star Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Riley WetmoreFSr.Massachusetts-Lowell
Evan RodriguesFSo.Boston University
Joseph PendenzaFJr.Massachusetts-Lowell
Patrick WeyDSr.Boston College
Jordan HeywoodDJr.Merrimack
Connor HellebuyckGFr.Massachusetts-Lowell

2013 Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Stars

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Chris McCarthyFJr.Vermont
Wade MeganFSr.Boston University
Branden GracelFJr.Massachusetts
Kevin GoumasFJr.New Hampshire
Steven ShamanskiDJr.Providence
Matt GrzelcykDFr.Boston University
Casey DeSmithGSo.New Hampshire