List of Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman

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Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
Sport Ice hockey
Given for To the best defensive defenseman in the conference.
First award 1999
Most recent Casey Fitzgerald

The Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Hockey East regular season to the best defensive defenseman in the conference as voted by the head coaches of each Hockey East team.[1]

The Best Defensive Defenseman was first bestowed in 1999 and every year thereafter.

Brian Dumoulin is the only defenseman to have won the award more than once, doing so in 2010–11 and 2011–12. The vote for the honor has been split once, in 2003–04. (As of 2013)

Award winners

Year Winner School
1998–99 Steve O'Brien New Hampshire
1999–00 Mike Mottau Boston College
2000–01 Bobby Allen Boston College
2001–02 Chris Dyment Boston University
2002–03 Cliff Loya Maine
2003–04 Andrew Alberts Boston College
Prestin Ryan Maine
2004–05 Tim Judy Northeastern
2005–06 Peter Harrold Boston College
2006–07 Sean Sullivan Boston University
2007–08 Joe Charlebois New Hampshire
2008–09 Louis Liotti Northeastern
2009–10 Justin Braun Massachusetts
2010–11 Brian Dumoulin Boston College
2011–12 Brian Dumoulin Boston College
2012–13 Patrick Wey Boston College
2013–14 Josh Manson Northeastern
2014–15 Mike Paliotta Vermont
2015–16 Steve Santini Boston College
2016–17 Dennis Gilbert Notre Dame
2017–18 Casey Fitzgerald Boston College

Winners by school

School Winners
Boston College 9
Northeastern 3
Boston University 2
Maine 2
New Hampshire 2
Massachusetts 1
Notre Dame 1
Vermont 1

See also



  • "Hockey East Awards". Hockey East Online. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  • "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  • "Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2013-08-18.


  1. ^ "UMaine's Abbott named Hockey East Player of the Year, Hobey Baker finalist". The Maine Campus. 2012-03-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-18.

External links

  • Hockey East Awards (Incomplete)
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