This post will be continually updated as Cornellians win ECAC end-of-season awards.
Matt Galajda: ECAC Goaltender of the Year
Galajda posted a 15-2-2 record and allowed just 1.34 goals per game in ECAC play, the best performance by an ECAC goaltender since Cornell’s David McKee ’05 and enough to earn him the Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year Award, named for the legendary Cornell netminder.
The rookie has played 27 games and anchors the country’s best defense. His nine shutouts are more than any other goaltender. He beat out the likes of Colgate’s Colton Point and Clarkson’s Jake Kielly for best goaltender honors.
Matt Galajda: All-ECAC First Team
Fresh off allowing just one goal in two games in a playoff sweep of Quinnipiac, Galajda was named to the ECAC’s first team on Tuesday.
Anthony Angello: All-ECAC Second Team
Joining Galajda on the conference honor roll is junior forward Anthony Angello, whose 13 goals and 26 points lead the team. The six-foot-five Pittsburgh Penguins prospect has a +20 rating, the highest among Cornell forwards.
Yanni Kaldis: All-ECAC Third Team
One of the Red’s best defensemen and a key factor in the offensive attack, sophomore Yanni Kaldis was named to the conference’s third team Tuesday. Kaldis’ 19 points are fifth-most on the team and most among defensemen. The blueliner regularly sees time on the Red’s power play and on the penalty kill. This is his second time in two seasons earning ECAC honors — he was named to the all-rookie team last season.
Matt Galajda: ECAC Rookie of the Year
Fresh off his ninth shutout of the season, freshman phenom Matt Galajda earned conference honors on Sunday. Galajda sports a 1.43 goals against average and .943 save percentage, good for best and third best in the nation, respectively.
Alec McCrea: ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman
The ECAC named junior blueliner Alec McCrea its best defensive defenseman on Friday. McCrea was tied with defensive partner and classmate Brendan Smith for best on the team with a +20 rating. He was second on the team in the regular season with 43 blocked shots — only three other Cornell skaters had more than 27.
McCrea has played a key role on the Cornell penalty kill, and has also seen time on the power play unit, tied for the team lead with four power-play goals.