ECAC Rookie of the Month Goes to Harvard’s Vesey

Jimmy Vesey leads all league rookies in points per game with 1.14 (Photo courtesy: Justine Agaloos).

Freshman forward Jimmy Vesey of the Harvard men’s hockey team got off to a stellar start in his first full month of action, earning Hogan Hockey/ECAC Rookie of the Month honors for November, the league announced Tuesday. It is Vesey’s third league award of the 2012-13 season as he has claimed a pair of rookie of the week honors already this year.

The award marks the first time a Harvard player has taken home the honor since sophomore Patrick McNally was named rookie of the month for December 2011. McNally went on to be named a finalist for the league’s rookie of the year award. Vesey bested Clarkson’s Greg Lewis and Quinnipiac’s Travis St. Denis for the November honor.

The North Reading, Mass., native led all Harvard players in the month of November with five points on three goals and two assists. He ended the month ranked seventh in the nation and fourth in ECAC Hockey in goals per game (0.71) and he also ranks third in the nation and first in the league in points per game among rookies (1.14). His two unassisted goals against Rensselaer Nov. 10 helped him claim his second rookie of the week award, and he capped his November with an assist in a 4-1 upset of No. 10 Cornell on the road.

Vesey and the Crimson get back to action Friday when Harvard takes on Merrimack on the road at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast locally on WBIN and nationally on Fox College Sports.