NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The captain of the first Yale hockey team to win a national championship, Andrew Miller, has been named the winner of the 2013 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale.
He scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the national semifinal, had a goal and an assist in the title contest - a 4-0 win over Quinnipiac - and was the 2013 Frozen Four Most Valuable Player just last month in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Those are the most recent highlights of an amazing collegiate career that spanned a school-record 141 games and included three national tournament appearances, an ECAC Hockey Tournament title, three Ivy League Championships and the 2013 Frozen Four title.
Miller, the third straight hockey player to earn the Mallory Award, was a two-time, first-team All-ECAC pick who earned CCM All-America honors this season while compiling a career-high 18 goals and 41 points. His 114 assists place him atop the school's career list, while his 156 points rank fifth at Yale.
"Andrew is an outstanding recipient of the Mallory Award. While his individual accomplishments are impressive, Andrew's greatest achievements are team ones," said Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach. "Andrew Miller is the ultimate team player. He is a talented, dedicated, focused athlete who represented Yale with class and dignity on the greatest stage in college hockey."
He was named 2012-13 Ivy League Player of the Year while also garnering ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for March/April after accumulating six goals and 15 points during the most crucial games of the season. All of that helped Miller ink a contract with the Edmonton Oilers a few days after the national championship.
Miller, who was voted the "best passer" by his teammates the last three seasons, is a political science major in Yale's Branford College.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director