|Odeen Tufto, bottom left (photo copyright BobcatsHockeyBlog)
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey freshman Odeen Tufto has been named a finalist for ECAC Rookie of the Year as announced by the league office in a press release. The other finalists are Cornell goaltender Matthew Galajda and Clarkson forward Jack Jacome. The award will be announced next week prior to the start of championship weekend in Lake Placid
The Chaska, Minnesota native has exploded onto the scene in Hamden with a team leading 41 points (9 goals, 32 assists) in 36 games played. His 32 assists lead Quinnipiac and are most among freshman in NCAA Division I play. He has 15 multi point games which includes last week's Game 2 victory against Yale. He is the 11th Quinnipiac freshman to reach 30 or more points as a freshman and the first Quinnipiac freshman to reach the 40 point plateau since Sam Anas had 43 points back in the 2013-2014 season.
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