Dornbach Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year

Zach Webster / Harvard Athletics
Zach Webster / Harvard Athletics

First-year Casey Dornbach was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year.

First-year forward Casey Dornbach was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year, the conference announced today (March 20). Dornbach is the second Harvard player recognized as the league's rookie of the year in the last three seasons (Adam Fox, 2016-17) and the seventh player in program history to earn the award. 

Dornbach (seven goals, 22 assists) is one of the top-scoring freshmen in the nation, fourth in the country among first-years in per game scoring (.94 points per game). In ECAC Hockey contests, he was the top scoring freshman, with 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 22 conference games. A native of Edina, Minn., Dornbach was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year last week. He has the most points by a Harvard first-year forward since Tim Pettit '04 recorded 31 points in 2000-01. Dornbach was particularly effective on Harvard's power play (No. 2 NCAA), leading all ECAC Hockey freshmen with 16 power play points (goal, 15 assists).

Harvard will take on Clarkson on Friday night (March 22, 7:30 pm) in a ECAC Hockey semifinal contest at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. The game will air on ESPN+. 

ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year (Harvard History)
2019 – Casey Dornbach, Forward
2017 – Adam Fox, Defense
1997 – J.R. Prestifilippo, Goalie
1980 – Mark Fusco, Defense
1977 – Jack Hughes, Defense
1969 – Joe Cavanagh, Forward
1966 – Kent Parrot, Forward