3 Bulldogs Make All-ECAC Squad

BACKMAN, LITTLE MAKE FIRST TEAM

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Sean Backman, Broc Little and Tom Dignard, three key members of a Yale men's hockey team that just won a second straight conference regular season championship, were all selected to the 2009-10 All-ECAC Hockey Team announced today.

Backman and Little were first-team selections, while Dignard was picked for the second team.

Backman, a senior forward, has 21 goals and 38 points this year after hitting the net twice and notching three points last weekend. He is fourth in Division I hockey with .72 goals per game. He was a second-team ECAC pick last year.

Little, a third-team pick in 2008-09, is a junior forward who shares the Division I lead for goals (25) with two other players. He has the country's best (.86) goals-per-game average, while he has 38 points and also shares the national lead with seven game-winning goals.

Backman and Little are included in the online ballot for the 2010 Hobey Baker Award. Backman is also a finalist for the 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition.

Dignard, a senior blueliner, has five goals and 22 points and is fourth in Division among defensemen in points per game. He was second-team All-ECAC last year.

 

2009-10 ECAC HOCKEY ALL-LEAGUE SELECTIONS

FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE

Forward Chase Polacek, Rensselaer
Forward Broc Little, Yale
Forward Sean Backman, Yale
Defense Mike Schreiber, Union
Defense Brendon Nash, Cornell
Goaltender Ben Scrivens, Cornell

SECOND-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE

Forward Mario Valery-Trabucco, Union
Forward David McIntyre, Colgate
Forward Colin Greening, Cornell
Defense Tom Dignard, Yale
Defense Taylor Fedun, Princeton
Goaltender Allen York, Rensselaer

THIRD-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE

Forward Riley Nash, Cornell
Forward Aaron Volpatti, BrownForward Travis Vermeulen, St. Lawrence
Defense Derek Keller, St. Lawrence
Defense Evan Stephens, Dartmouth
Goaltender Keith Kinkaid, Union

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Forward Jerry D'Amigo, Rensselaer
Forward Brandon Pirri, Rensselaer
Forward Louis Leblanc, Harvard
Defense George Hughes, St. Lawrence
Defense Nick Dagostino, Cornell
Goaltender Keith Kinkaid, Union 

Tom Dignard image by Jack Warhola

 

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