Northeastern’s Roy, Denver’s Heinen pick up monthly HCA honors

Kevin Roy led the country in scoring in February and earned HCA National Player of the Month honors for his efforts (photo: Melissa Wade).

Northeastern junior Kevin Roy and Denver freshman Danton Heinen took home Hockey Commissioners’ Associational national honors for February.

Roy was named HCA National Division I Player of the Month and Heiner was selected as HCA National Rookie of the Month.

Roy led the nation with 17 points during the month of February on an NCAA-best eight goals and added nine assists. He logged points in all but one of his nine games in February, including multi-point efforts in six contests. Roy did most of his damage during a weekend set with Connecticut, scoring four goals in a 9-0 victory on Feb. 13 and the following afternoon, he added three assists in a 6-1 win.

The winger leads the Huskies with 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists) in 33 games and currently ranks tied for seventh in the nation in total points.

Heinen racked up five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in just seven games last month. His 15 points tied for the national rookie lead in scoring during the month, while his 2.14 points per game in February ranked second among all NCAA players behind only his teammate, Trevor Moore. Heinen’s 15 points also tied for second nationally among all NCAA players during the month, as did his 10 assists. He also posted a plus-12 rating in February, which was two better than any other NCAA player during the month.

The 2014 Boston Bruins’ draft pick recorded points in all seven games in February, while he notched four multi-point games and two multi-goal games. Heinen opened the month with a three-point outing in a shutout of rival Colorado College Feb. 6 as he had a hand in all three markers, scoring the game-winning goal while adding assists on the final two tallies. Heinen compiled a four-point weekend with two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win Feb. 20 against CC and chipped in another assist the following night.

To close the month, Heinen amassed six points in a spilt with No. 5 Miami to earn NCHC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. On Feb. 27, Heinen doled out two assists, while he tied a career high with four points the following night in a 6-2 victory. In that game on Feb. 28, he scored two power-play goals and handed out two assists.

Heinen leads the NCHC in overall scoring with 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists) this season.

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