April 12, 2013
Six Hockey East Skaters Named CCM Hockey AHCA Division I All-Americans
BC's Johnny Gaudreau and Steven Whitney, UML's Chad Ruhwedel and UNH's Trevor van Riemsdyk honored as First-Team selections
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First-Teamers: Johnny Gaudreau, Chad Ruhwedel, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Steven Whitney

Twenty different Division I hockey-playing schools can celebrate players honored as CCM Hockey All Americans for the 2012-13 season. The nation's top 25 college hockey players were announced tonight at the NCAA Men's Division I Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, PA. Leading the way with three selections was St. Lawrence University, one earning First Team honors and the other two chosen on the Second Team. Three NCAA semifinalists —UMass Lowell, Quinnipiac, and Yale — each had a single honoree while the fourth, St. Cloud State, had a pair. Noteworthy this year:

- Only two players had been recognized previously: RPI senior defenseman Nick Bailen, a First Team choice this year, earned Second Team honors in 2011, while Western Michigan junior defenseman Dan DeKeyser repeated as a Second Team blueliner.

- There are a whopping 22 players from the United States, just two from Canada and one from Finland.

- The U.S. selections come from Minnesota (8), Michigan (4), Massachusetts (3), New Jersey (2), New York (2), California (1), Florida (1) and Maine (1). The Canadian honorees hail from Alberta (1) and Ontario (1).

- Ten of the honorees are seniors. Of the other 15, eight are juniors, five are sophomores and two are freshmen.

- The ECAC and WCHA each had seven All-Americans, followed by six from Hockey East and five from the CCHA.

- Fifteen players participated in the NCAA Tournament. Five of them advanced to the "Frozen Four."

The CCM HOCKEY ALL-AMERICAN ICE HOCKEY TEAMS are sponsored by CCM HOCKEY and chosen by members of the AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION. CCM is the legendary hockey brand dedicated to the endless pursuit of performance by delivering game-changing, head-to-toe innovative hockey equipment to players worldwide.

 
First Team East
Eric Hartzell, SR, Quinnipiac University
(White Bear Lake, MN)
Goalie
Nick Bailen, SR, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute#
(Fredonia, NY)
Defense
Chad Ruhwedel, JR, UMass Lowell
(San Diego, CA)
Defense
Trevor van Riemsdyk, SO, Univ. of New Hampshire
(Middletown, NJ)
Defense
Kyle Flanagan, SR, St. Lawrence University
(Canton, NY)
Forward
Johnny Gaudreau, SO, Boston College
(Carneys Point, NJ)
Forward
Steven Whitney, SR, Boston College
(Reading, MA)
Forward
 
Second Team East
Jon Gillies, FR, Providence College
(South Portland, ME)
Goalie
Shayne Gostisbehere, SO, Union College
(Margate, FL)
Defense
George Hughes, SR, St. Lawrence University
(Westwood, MA)
Defense
Greg Carey, JR, St. Lawrence University
(Hamilton, ON)
Forward
Mike Collins, JR, Merrimack College
(Boston, MA)
Forward
Andrew Miller, SR, Yale University
(Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Forward
 
First Team East
Brady Hjelle, SR, The Ohio State University
(International Falls, MN)
Goalie
Nick Jensen, JR, St. Cloud State University
(Rogers, MN)
Defense
Jacob Trouba, FR, University of Michigan
(Rochester, MI)
Defense
Austin Czarnik, SO, Miami University
(Washington, MI)
Forward
Danny Kristo, SR, University of North Dakota
(Eden Prairie, MN)
Forward
Drew LeBlanc, SR, St. Cloud State University
(Hermantown, MN)
Forward
 
Second Team East
Juho Olkinuora, SO, University of Denver
(Helsinki, Finland)
Goalie
Dan DeKeyser, JR, Western Michigan University*
(Clay Township, MI)
Defense
Nate Schmidt, JR, University of Minnesota
(St. Cloud, MN)
Defense
Corban Knight, SR, University of North Dakota
(High River, AB)
Forward
Anders Lee, JR, University of Notre Dame
(Edina, MN)
Forward
Ryan Walters, JR, University of Nebraska-Omaha
(Rosemount, MN)
Forward
* Second Team in 2011-12; # Second Team in 2010-11

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