Quinnipiac men's ice hockey freshman stand-out Sam Anas was announced as a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year award.
Anas was recognized as a finalist for the league's top rookie award along with St. Lawrence's Gavin Bayreuther, Colgate's Charlie Finn and Union's Mike Vecchione. The first-year Bobcat had a productive year in league play for the Bobcats totaling nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points. He was named the HCA National Rookie of the Month and ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month in November. He was the only first-year player in ECAC Hockey to earn three Rookie of the Week (10/29, 11/5 and 11/26) awards. Anas is one of three players in ECAC Hockey, and 23 in the nation, with 40 or more points for the year. He currently leads all freshmen in the nation in goals (19) and points (40). Anas registered a point in 16 of the 22 league contests and recorded the most points on the road (16) among all ECAC Hockey freshmen, leading all ECAC Hockey freshmen with six game-winning goals.
Bryan Leitch (2006) and Brandon Wong (2008) were previous ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year award winners.