Carey & Gostisbehere Named League’s Co-Players of the Year

Carey & Gostisbehere Named League’s Co-Players of the Year

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today announced Union’s Shayne Gostisbehere and Greg Carey, St. Lawrence have been named the 2013-14 Men’s Co-Player of the Year recipients as selected by the league’s coaches.

Topping all players in fan balloting Gostisbehere was recently named a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the top prize given to the nation’s best college hockey player, Gostisbehere is a solid two-way player who led the conference in goals scored, shots and tied for the league lead with a plus/minus rating of +19 among his counterparts.

Often matched-up against the opponent’s top line, the Philadelphia Flyers third-round draft pick from 2012, has set a school record for shots in a season by a defenseman (141) at and owns six multiple-point games this season. The junior ranks second on the team in assists (20), third in blocked shots (35) and fifth in scoring (28 points) and was recently named to the league’s first-team all-conference team.

Carey was recently selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award for the second straight year and was tabbed as a first-team ECAC Hockey all-conference choice for the second year in a row.

Carey, who signed a professional contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday and is expected to make his professional debut with the Portland Pirates on March 23, becomes the first two-time Hobey Baker finalist in Saint program history.

He led the league in scoring for the second straight year and becomes the first player since 1999 to lead the nation in goals one year and in assists the next. Currently the third leading scorer in college hockey with 57 points on 18 goals and 39 assists, he averaged 1.03 assists per game as a senior. He also led the nation in power-play points with 31.

He finished his Saints career as the first player in program history to lead the team in scoring in four consecutive seasons and is the first back-to-back 50-point scorer since Burke Murphy in 1995 and 1996.  He finished his Saints career with 85 goals and 101 assists for 185 total points in 152 games. He ranks tied for third in all-time goals, tied for seventh in all-time assists and tied for second in career points.