Patrick McNally Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Defenseman Patrick McNally of the Harvard men’s hockey team has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

The freshman from Glen Head, N.Y., had a hand in three of Harvard’s goals in the Crimson’s 4-3 win at Princeton Saturday. McNally gave Harvard the lead in the game’s first two minutes and helped the Crimson double its advantage with an assist on Marshall Everson’s second-period goal. In the third period, he assisted on Danny Biega’s goal, the eventual game-winner.

It was the second straight three-point game for McNally, who has totaled three goals and nine assists in 10 games. He ranks third nationally among defensemen, first out of freshman defensemen, in scoring at 1.2 points per game. He is also a key part of a Crimson power-play unit that leads the nation with a 32.1-percent conversion rate.

McNally is the third Crimson player to earn an ECAC Hockey weekly this season. Alex Killorn was named Player of the Week and Colin Blackwell was selected as Rookie of the Week Nov. 29.