Vesey Earns Third ECAC Rookie of the Week Award

Jimmy Vesey is Harvard's top scorer with 10 goals and 14 points (Gil Talbot).

For the third time this season, Harvard freshman forward Jimmy Vesey has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. As a team, the Crimson has earned four league Rookie of the Week awards this season.

Vesey has been Harvard’s biggest offensive threat in the 2013 portion of the schedule, and his finishing touch was on display in three games last week. Vesey netted Harvard’s only goal at No. 19 Union Jan. 22, slipping home a quick shot off a Colin Blackwell faceoff win. The rookie struck again in his next game, giving Harvard a 1-0 lead at home against Clarkson Friday. A night later, Vesey collected a pair of goals against St. Lawrence, including a power-play tally and a goal just 11 seconds into the second period.

The North Reading, Mass., native leads the team with 10 goals and 14 points. His 0.62 goals-per-game average is tops among freshmen nationally, and he also ranks ninth nationally in points per game among rookies with 0.88. He is the leading rookie scorer in ECAC contests with 11 points (8g, 3a) in league games.

Vesey and the Crimson travel to Rensselaer Feb. 1 for a 7 p.m., showdown before taking on No. 5 Boston College in the 61st annual Beanpot Feb. 4.