Hamilton Joins ECAC's Top 50

Yale's Career Points Leader Honored

ALBANY, N.Y. – The 2010-11 season marks the 50th anniversary of ECAC Hockey. To celebrate its golden milestone, ECAC Hockey is naming its all-time top 50 players, releasing five names every two weeks. The latest group includes former Yale forward Jeff Hamilton '00.

 

Hamilton, who has been playing professionally in Switzerland the last two winters, was a three-time All-America selection and Yale's only two-time Hobey Baker Award finalist. The Englewood, Ohio, native is the Bulldogs' all-time leading scorer and continued to hit the net with regularity through the AHL, NHL and in Europe.

 

Here's more information on Hamilton and the other Top 50 selections.

 

 

 

Hamilton, Jeff

Yale, Forward, 1996-99, 2001

Englewood, Ohio

Three-Time All-America (First Team 2001; Second Team 1998-99) ... Three-Time All-Conference First Team (1998-99 and 2001) ... 1997 ECAC Hockey All-Rookie ... 2000-09 ECAC Hockey All-Decade First Team ... Yale's All-Time Leading Scorer in Points (173) ... Ranks Second All-Time in Goals (80) and Assists (93) at Yale ... Three-Time ECAC Hockey Goals Leader (1998, 00-01) ... 1999 ECAC Hockey Points Leader (38 points in 21 Games) ... Led Bulldogs in Scoring Three Times (1998-99, 01) ... One of Only Four Bulldogs to Register 50-Plus Points in Season (55 in 2001) ... Two-Time Finalist for Hobey Baker Memorial Award -- Yale's Only Two-Time Finalist ... Two-Time Recipient (1999-01) of Yale's Murray Murdoch Award Presented to Team Most Valuable Player ... Competed in 157 Games in the National Hockey League (NHL), Scoring 32 Goals and Adding 45 Assists ... Tallied 39 Points, Including 18 Goals, in 70 Games with Chicago Blackhawks in 2006-07 -- His First Full Season in NHL

 

Blackwood, Bill

Clarkson, Defenseman, 1974-78

Copper Cliff, Ontario

Two-Time All-America (1976-77) ... Three-Time All-Conference Second Team (1976-78) ... 1970-79 ECAC Hockey All-Decade First Team … Clarkson's All-Time Leading Scorer from Blue Line with 52 Goals and 117 Assists for 169 Points in 123 Games ... Career Goals (52)  Ranks First Among Clarkson Defensemen, While Career Assists (117) Rank Third All-Time in School History ... Led ECAC Hockey Defensemen in Scoring in 1976-77 with 71 Points ... Member of 1977 Regular-Season Champions ...One of Only Six Clarkson Defensemen All Time to Record 100-Plus Points ... Co-Captain of Clarkson's 1978 Squad

 

Cornell, Brian

Cornell, Forward, 1966-69

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Two-Time All-America (1968-69) ... Two-Time All-Conference (First Team 1969; Second Team 1968) ... Two-Time ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team (1968-69) ... Two-Time NCAA First-Team All-Tournament (1968-69) ... Co-Captain of Cornell's 1969 Team ... Member of 1967 NCAA Champions ... Three-Time League Champion (1967-69) ... Big Red Record-Holder for Consecutive Games with Point (32 -- March 1968 to March 1969) ... Amassed 148 Career Points in 67 Games ... Cornell All-Time Leader for Points in Season by Senior (74 in 1969) ... Two-Time Recipient (1968-69) of Cornell Hockey Association Award -- Presented to Player Displaying Enthusiasm, Dedication, Desire and Unselfish Willingness to Give Team an Extra Ounce of Energy ... Inducted into Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982

 
 

MacDonald, Lane

Harvard, Forward, 1985-87, 1989

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Two-Time All-America First Team (1987 and 1989) ... 1989 ECAC Hockey Player of Year ... 1989 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner ... Two-Time All-Conference First Team (1987 and 1989) ... 1987 ECAC Hockey Tournament Most Outstanding Player ... 1989 ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team ... 1989 NCAA All-Tournament ... 1980-89 ECAC Hockey All-Decade ... Captain of Harvard's 1989 Team ... Harvard's All-Time Goals Leader (111) ... Netted a School-Record 52 Power-Play Goals During Career ... Ranks Second to Scott Fusco (240 Points) on Harvard's All-Time Scoring List with 225 Points ... One of Only Two Crimson to Amass 200-Plus Career Points ... 1987 ECAC Hockey Goals (37) and Points Leader (67) ... Member of 1987 League Champions ... Member of 1989 NCAA Champions ... Two-Time Honoree (1987-89) of Harvard's John Tudor Memorial Award as Team Most Valuable Player ... 1989 Recipient of Harvard's William J. Bingham Award (Honoring Harvard's Top Male Athlete in Any Sport) ... MVP of 1989 Beanpot ... Member of 1986 U.S. Junior National Team ... 1988 U.S. Olympian Competing at Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta ... Competed with U.S. National Team in 1987

 

Thomas, Tim

Vermont, Goaltender, 1993-97

Flint, Michigan

Two-Time All-America (First Team 1996; Second Team 1995) ... 1996 ECAC Hockey Goaltender of Year ... Two-Time All-Conference First Team (1995-96) ... 1994 ECAC Hockey All-Rookie ... 1990-99 ECAC Hockey All-Decade First Team ... 1996 NCAA All-Regional Team (East Regional) ... Vermont's Record Holder in Games Played (37), Saves (1,079) and Save Percentage (.924) in Season ... Vermont's All-Time Leader in Games Played (140), Wins (81), and Saves (3,950) ... Two-Time ECAC Hockey Goals-Against Average Champion (1995: 2.68; 1996: 2.05) ... 1996 ECAC Hockey Save Percentage Champion (.934) ... Two-Time ECAC Hockey Annual Goaltending Leader (1995-96) ... Inducted into Vermont Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007 ... 1997 Recipient of Vermont's John C. Cunningham MVP Award ... Currently a Member of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) ... Compiled 150-Plus NHL Wins During Seven-Year Career with Boston ... Has Netted 24 Shutouts in Nearly 300 NHL Regular-Season Contests ... Appeared in Three Consecutive NHL All-Star Games ... Awarded 2009 Vezina Trophy as NHL's Outstanding Goaltender ... Co-Recipient of 2009 William M. Jennings Trophy -- Presented to Goalkeeper(s) of Team with Fewest Goals Allowed in Regular-Season Play

 

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