Harvard’s McNally Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month

ECAC Hockey Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Freshman defenseman Patrick McNally of the Harvard men's hockey team has been voted ECAC Hockey/Fischer Hockey Rookie of the Month for December, the league office announced Tuesday.

McNally paced Harvard with eight points and six assists in four December games, leading the Crimson to a win and two ties. He tied for fifth nationally, first among defensemen and first among freshmen, with two points per game during the month and tied for third with 1.5 assists per game. He was honored as ECAC Rookie of the Week Dec. 13.

The Glen Head, N.Y., native began the month with consecutive three-point games, the first two of his career. McNally logged three assists in a 4-4 tie at Massachusetts Dec. 2 and added a goal and two helpers in the Crimson's 4-3 win at Princeton Dec. 10. In last weekend's two-game series at No. 18 North Dakota, he scored a first-period goal to help Harvard tie UND, 4-4, Friday and registered an assist in Saturday's loss.

For the season, McNally is the national scoring leader among freshmen at 1.17 points per game on four goals and 10 assists in 12 games. He ranks third in scoring among all Division I defensemen.