Hockey East names 2019-20 All-Rookie Team, headlined by pair of unanimous picks from Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Matt Boldy #12 of the Boston College Eagles skates against the Yale Bulldogs during NCAA men's hockey at Kelley Rink on November 26, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles won 6-2. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/USCHO) (Rich Gagnon)
Boston College freshman forward Matt Boldy put up nine goals and 26 points in 34 games this season for the Eagles (photo: Rich Gagnon).

Hockey East announced Tuesday the 2019-20 All-Rookie Team and six other individual awards.

The awards were voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches.

All-Rookie Team

Forward: Alex Newhook, Boston College
Forward: Matt Boldy, Boston College
Forward: Vladislav Firstov, Connecticut
Forward: Trevor Zegras, Boston University
Defenseman: Declan Carlile, Merrimack
Defenseman: Zac Jones, Massachusetts
Goaltender: Spencer Knight, Boston College

Newhook and Knight were unanimous selections.

Also recognized are a pair of defensive awards, as UConn senior Wyatt Newpower has been named the Best Defensive Defenseman and Boston University senior Patrick Curry was voted Best Defensive Forward.

Two statistical awards have been formally announced, including the league’s top scorer in Providence sophomore Jack Dugan (seven goals, 28 assists, 35 points), who also led the nation with 42 assists and 52 points, and Hockey East Three Stars champion in Massachusetts sophomore forward John Leonard, who led the country with 27 goals.

Hockey East’s two sportsmanship awards have been awarded to UConn senior forward Benjamin Freeman, who will be presented with the Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award, given by the league to one player who has consistently demonstrated superior conduct and sportsmanship on the ice, and his team, which will be acknowledged with the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for accruing the fewest penalty minutes in Hockey East games.