ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey announced on Tuesday that Matt Nuttle (Cornell University) has been named the 2018-19 Best Defensive Defenseman.
Nuttle led a Cornell defensive unit that once again was one of the best defenses in the nation this season, allowing just two goals per-game. The Big Red surrendered two or less goals in 19 of their 29 regular-season contests, limiting opponents to an average of less than 25 shots per-game.
In his senior season, Nuttle rounded out the year Sith 51 blocked shots, and demonstrated his efficiency with a +19 plus/minus rating. He also chipped in a bit on the offensive end of the ice, scoring three goals and dishing out 14 assists.
Nuttle and the Big Red will continue their season this weekend with a matchup looming against Yale on Friday afternoon in Lake Placid.
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