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STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut freshman Max Letunov (Moscow, Russia) was named to the Hockey East Pro Ambitions All-Rookie team announced by the league on Wednesday. Letunov becomes the first Husky to garner all-rookie accolades after a record setting freshman season.
Letunov led the Huskies in scoring in UConn’s second season of play in Hockey East and in the process set new school records for rookie scoring. Letunov became the fourth Husky in the program’s Division I history (1998-present) and the first since Cole Schneider in 2011-12 to post a 40-point season. He finished the season with 40 points coming on a team-high 16 goals and 24 assists.
He set new UConn Division I rookie records for points, goals and assists. He finished second on the all-time rookie scoring list to Dave L’Ecuyer who posted 43 points during the 1978-79 season. His 40 points this season ranks as the fourth-highest total by a Husky since the 1998-99 season.
The rookie sensation averaged 1.11 points per game this season and had at least a point in 22 of the team’s final 25 games. He finished the year tied for fifth in Hockey East in scoring and is tied with Boston College’s Colin White for the league lead among rookies. Letunov and White are tied for fourth in the NCAA among freshmen in scoring.
On the power play, Letunov was one of the country’s top-playmakers collecting 22 points on three goals and 19 assists. He ranks second in Hockey East and the NCAA in power play points. His 19 assists is the-top mark in the league and the country.
Letunov is joined on the All-Rookie team by fellow freshmen Casey Fitzgerald and White from BC, Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson from Boston University and Bobby Nardella from Notre Dame. Letunov along with the other award winners will be honored at the league’s annual banquet Thursday evening prior to the Hockey East Championship weekend at TD Garden in Boston.
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