ALBANY, N.Y. - The finalists for the 2018-19 Player of the Year Award have been announced, and Adam Fox (Harvard), Ryan Kuffner (Princeton), and Nico Sturm (Clarkson) have all been named top-three finalists.
During ECAC Hockey league play, Fox led all skaters in scoring this season, recording 33 points on four goals and 29 assists. The defenseman also topped the league in plus/minus during the 22 league contests, posting a +18 rating. Fox recorded at least one point in 22 of Harvard’s 29 games during the regular-season, including 12 multi-point performances.
Kuffner rounded out his collegiate career with another big year for Princeton, finishing the season with 44 points on 22 goals and 22 assists. The senior, who recently signed an NHL contract with the Detroit Red Wings, topped the nation with 1.42 points per-game. He’s been especially dynamic on the man advantage, finishing the year with seven power play goals.
Sturm, who is also a finalist for the Best Defensive Forward Award, was excellent on both ends of the ice for Clarkson. The junior has recorded 41 points (12G, 28A) thus far in 2018-19, and has been the offensive leader for a Clarkson team set to compete in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal round this weekend. During league play, Sturm has posted a +16 plus/minus rating, registering 28 of his points against ECAC Hockey opponents.
The 2018-19 ECAC Hockey Player of the Year award will be announced on Thursday, March 21.
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