Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey's Sam Anas Named ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year

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.

On the year, Anas is one of three 20-goal scorers in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey after tallying 22 to date. In the process he became just the fifth Quinnipiac freshman in the Division I history to reach the 20-goal mark. In addition, he is just the second Quinnipiac freshman – along with Brian Herbert – to tally 20 goals and 20 assists in his first season. Anas' 22 goals and 43 points lead all NCAA Division I freshmen and he is the only freshman with 40 points for the year.

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.