Ryan Donato and Adam Fox both earned CCM/AHCA Hockey Division I First Team All-America honors.
2017-18 AHCA/CCM Hockey Men's Division I All-American Teams
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Junior forward Ryan Donato and sophomore defenseman Adam Fox were named CCM/AHCA Hockey Division I First Team All-Americans, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced tonight (April 6). Fox is a two-time All-American – the 12th player in program history to achieve that feat, while Donato earned All-America recognition for the first time.
In total, Harvard men's ice hockey has earned 42 first and second team All-America selections in program history, with 28 players earning one of college hockey's highest honors.
The ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and a Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick finalist, Donato became the 32nd player in program history to top the 100-point mark, finishing his Crimson career with 104 points (60 goals, 44 assists) in 97 games played. The Scituate, Mass. native had 43 points (26 goals, 17 assists) in 2017-18, leading the Crimson in scoring. A First Team All-ECAC Hockey and First Team All-Ivy selection, Donato led the nation with an average of .90 goals per game and had a conference-leading .89 points per game in ECAC Hockey contests. He recorded three hat tricks on the season, with three goals in Harvard's Game 3 series-clinching 4-2 win over Dartmouth in the ECAC Quarterfinals. Donato played for the U.S. men's ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, leading the team with six points (five goals, assist) before returning to complete the season at Harvard. He is continuing his studies at Harvard while a member of the NHL's Boston Bruins.
Fox was a First Team All-ECAC Hockey selection and First Team All-Ivy honoree after another fantastic year on Harvard's blueline. The Jericho, N.Y. native finished the season fifth in the nation among defensemen, averaging .97 points per game, with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 29 games, including the first hat trick by a Harvard defenseman (Feb. 16 vs. St. Lawrence) since Jan. 28, 2011 (Danny Biega). Fox had 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in his last nine games to close the season. He won a bronze medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA in January before returning to Harvard to finish the season.