Men’s Hockey Tabbed Fifth in Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll; ASN TV Dates Announced at League’s Media Day
The Hockey East Association held its annual Media Day on Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston.
Nine Friars from 2015-16 will participate in various NHL camps beginning this week.
18 former, current, and future Friars have been invited to NHL Development Camps this month.
Mayotte will serve as an assistant for the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships
Seven other team awards were announced at the season-ending banquet on Friday night.
Schneider Arena (12/10/15)
2015-16 Honors and Awards
- Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star (3/17)
- Mike Richter Award nominee (2/26)
- Hobey Baker Award nominee
- 2x Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (Dec. & Jan.)
- Hockey East Player of the Week (11/16)
- 2x Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (2/22, 3/14)
- 3x Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (10/19, 12/14, 2/8)
- Lou Lamoriello Award (Team MVP)
2015-2016: Posted the greatest single-season goaltending performance in Providence College history with a 1.80 GAA and .936 save percentage … finished with a 25-7-4 record in 36 games played … recorded four shutouts: Nov. 21 at Northeastern (21 saves), Dec. 5 vs. Merrimack (31 saves), Feb. 5 at Maine (19 saves), and March 12 vs. Merrimack (20 saves) … 26 games of allowing two or fewer goals … finished third nationally in both GAA and save percentage … stopped 39-of-40 shots in a 1-1 tie against Boston University (Nov. 13) … recorded 42 saves at Brown (Jan. 3) … also recorded 42 saves in a triple overtime loss against UMass Lowell in the Hockey East Semifinals (March 18) … set a NCAA Northeast Regional recorded with 54 saves against Minnesota Duluth (March 25) … from Feb. 1, led the NCAA with a 1.11 GAA and .958 save percentage … signed an entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers (April 7) … recorded an assist at Vermont (Jan. 15) … earned the team’s Lou Lamoriello Award as Team MVP … earned Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star accolades.
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (11/24)
• Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (10/20)
2014-15: Played in five games, posting a 2.22 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage to go along with a 2-0-0 record ... Made his season debut in the exhibition game against the U.S. National U-18 Team (Oct. 16), making 38 saves in the 3-3 tie ... Made his regular-season debut at third-ranked North Dakota (Oct. 24) ... Recorded his first career shutout and first career Hockey East win in his first start of the season, making 29 saves in Providence's 1-0 win at New Hampshire (Nov. 22) ... Stopped 19 shots in PC's 5-3 win over Colorado College (Jan. 4) in his second start of the season ... Played the first 16:14 of the third period in Providence's 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7).
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• HEA Rookie of the Week (12/23)
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (12/31)
2013-14: Made his Friar debut in the 10-4 win over AIC (10/19) to earn his first career victory (made 20 saves) ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week (12/23) after making 19 saves in a 4-1 win at Army (12/20) ... Started four straight games (12/20 - 1/4) ... Made a career-high 30 saves versus Merrimack at Frozen Fenway (Jan. 4) to help the Friars to a 1-1 tie.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played the 2012-13 season for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL ... Posted a 12-12-4 record and a 3.41 goals against average in 37 games ... Made 1,065 saves on the year and recorded a .909 save percentage ... Led the Buccaneers in GAA, save percentage and total saves ... Prior to joining the Buccaneers, played in the NEPSIHA for the Pomfret School (Pomfret, Conn.).
PERSONAL: Nicholas T. Ellis ... Born January 18, 1994 ... Son of Russell and Bona Ellis ... Has an older brother, Chris, who attends Lehigh and plays club hockey ... Finance major.
Saves: 54 (3/25/16 vs. Minnesota Duluth, NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinal)
Goals Allowed: 5 (1/8/16 at Boston College)
Points: 1 (1/15/16 at Vermont)
1. 11/22/14 at New Hampshire (W, 1-0; 29 saves)
2. 11/21/15 at Northeastern (W, 3-0; 21 saves)
3. 12/5/15 vs. Merrimack (W, 4-0; 31 saves)
4. 2/5/16 at Maine (W, 1-0; 19 saves)
5. 3/12/16 vs. Merrimack (W, 2-0; 20 saves)
113:48 (11/20/15 vs. Northeastern - 11/28/15 vs. Yale)
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