HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac senior Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been named to the 2012-13 AHCA/CCM Men's Division I Hockey All-American First Team, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday, Apr. 12.
Hartzell is the second AHCA All-American in the program's Division I history, joining current assistant coach and former captain Reid Cashman. Cashman was a three-time honoree by the coaches association and was an InsideCollegeHockey.com All-American along with Brandon Wong.
This season, Hartzell was also part of the Hobey Hat Trick as one of three finalist in contention for college hockey's most prestigious honor, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Hartzell was honored by ECAC Hockey as its 2013 Player of the Year and ECAC Hockey Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year, while also earning all-league first team honors. Additionally, Hartzell was named an All-New England All Star and was also named to the CollegeHockeyNews.com's First Team.
The senior goalie is currently 30-6-5 with a 1.53 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage. His win total, GAA and save percentage are all single-season program records. For his career, Hartzell is 58-26-17 with a 1.95 GAA and a .924 save percentage. His 58 career wins rank second at Quinnipiac all-time while his other two figures also rank first on the career charts. Hartzell is coming off an incredible 32-save performance in a 4-1 win against St. Cloud State in the Bobcats' Frozen Four Semifinal Game.
Hartzell was also a three-time ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month as well as a two-time ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week. He was also featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces In The Crowd".
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