ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey has announced the winner of this year’s Best Defensive Defenseman Award, and Alex Green (Cornell University) has been honored.
This is the third straight season that a Cornell defenseman has been honored with this award, as Matt Nuttle (2019), and Alec McCrea (2018) were the previous two recipients.
Green (Jr. - Chicago, Ill.) led a Cornell blue line that ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 1.55 goals per-game in 2019-20. He was second on the team in +/- rating, boasting a +19 mark through 29 games. He also blocked 35 shots, and contributed on the offensive end with 16 points.
The Big Red finished the season as the No. 1-ranked team in the country.
The remainder of this year’s ECAC Hockey men’s major award winners will be announced throughout the week.