Thursday, March 8, 2012

2011-12 All-ECAC Teams

There were a lot of tough decisions to be made when picking All-ECAC teams this year. Only a few guys were clear cut First Team All-ECAC, and there were a ton of guys who could have been on the Second and Third Teams. Also, I had a tough time with the All-Rookie team, especially with defensemen.

I've highlighted a league stat for each player that stood out to me. Yes, I know stats don't mean everything, but they do mean a lot. Most top-tier player's performance are based on it. There are a lot of great "grinders" out there that really help their team, but since they don't put up big numbers they don't usually make All-"Whatever" teams.

Note: All forward stat rankings are based on ALL skaters, while defenseman stats are based on just defenseman stats, and rookie stats are based only on rookie stats, unless denoted by an * (meaning it's for ALL skaters).

Chris Wagner
First Team
Forward: Austin Smith (Colgate)First with 25 goals, 34 points, +15, 5 SHG, 4GWG
Forward: Brian O'Neill (Yale) - Second in goals (13), Third in Assists (17) and Points (30)
Forward: Chris Wagner (Colgate) - First in assists (22), Second in Points (32), Third with +14
Defense: Danny Biega (Harvard) - First in goals (8), Second in assists (15), First in Points (23)
Defense: Mat Bodie (Union) - Second in goals (6), Third in Points (16), Third with +12 
Goalie: Troy Grosenick (Union) - First in GAA (1.60), SV% (.940), & Win Percentage (.767)

Michael Sdao
Second Team
Forward: Jeremy Welsh (Union) - Second in goals (13), Sixth in points (23)
Forward: Jack Maclellan (Brown) - Second in goals (13), Sixth in points (23) First in PPG (8)
Forward: Kelly Zajac (Union) - Second in assists (20), Fourth in points (25), Seventh with +13
Defense: Michael Sdao (Princeton) - Second in goals (6), Fifth in points (15)
Defense: Jeremy Price (Colgate) - First in assists (16), Second in Points (18)
Goalie: Andy Iles (Cornell) - First in wins (12), Third in GAA (2.00) & SV% (.922)

Nick Bailen
Third Team
Forward: Alex Killorn (Harvard) - Fifth in points (24), Led team with 14 goals and 24 points in ECAC play
Forward: Nick Tremblay (Clarkson) - Led team with 14 goals and 24 points in league play
Forward: Greg Carey (SLU) - Ninth in points (21), Fourth in PPG (5), Third in GWG (3)
Defense: Nick D'Agostino (Cornell) - *First in GWG (4), Second in goals (6), First in PPG
Defense: Nick Bailen (RPI) - Led team in points in conference play (17) and overall (22)
Goalie: Paul Karpowich (Clarkson) - First in minutes played (1363:48), Sixth in SV% (.918) & GAA (2.51)

Shayne Gostisbehere
All-Rookie Team
Forward: Brian Ferlin (Cornell) - Second in points (17), Second in goals (7), First with +13 
Forward: Matthew Peca (Quinnipiac) - First in points (20), *Fourth in assists (16)
Forward: Brandon McNally (Dartmouth) - First in goals (10), First in PPG (3)
Defense: Patrick McNally (Harvard) - First in goals (4) & PPG (3), Second in assists (11), *Fourth in points (15)
Defense: Shayne Gostisbehere (Union) - Fourth in goals (3), Second in assists (11), *Second with +13
Goalie: Steve Michalek (Harvard) - Only goalie that qualifies, 2.77 GAA & .906 SV%

Here are a few guys that deserve some sort of honorable mention. Almost picked a few of these guys:
Keir Ross (Cornell), George Hughes (SLU), Sam Labreque (Clarkson), Colin Stevens (Union), Tyler Sikura (Dartmouth), Dan Carr (Union), Lorren Barron (QU), Connor Jones (QU), Eric Hartzell (QU)

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