HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac men's ice hockey freshman Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.), formerly of the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL), was named the 2014 ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year, sharing the award with St. Lawrence's Gavin Bayreuther, as voted on by the league's office.
Anas is the third Quinnipiac player - joining Bryan Leitch in 2006 and Brandon Wong in 2007 – honored as a recipient of the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year award. On Thursday, Mar. 20, Anas was named to the ECAC Hockey Third Team as well as the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team.
Anas was named the National Rookie of the Month and ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month in November. He was the only first-year player in ECAC Hockey to earn three Rookie of the Week (10/29, 11/5 and 11/26) awards.