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Heinen Named Denver University Male Athlete Of The Year

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Sophomore hockey forward Danton Heinen was voted DU Male Athlete of the Year as the University of Denver held its 81st annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet on Monday night in Hamilton Gymnasium. 

Heinen was named the recipient of the Bill Masterton Award as Team MVP as well as the Dallas Guame Award as Offensive Player of the Year. The Langley, B.C. native decided to forgo his junior and senior seasons on April 11 to sign an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins (NHL). He recorded two assists in four games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League before the team lost their first-round playoff series to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. In 81 career games as a Pioneer, Heinen registered 93 points on 36 goals and 57 assists. He earned NCHC Freshman of the Year honors in 2014-15 and was named the conference's Forward of the Year for 2015-16. The 20-year-old playmaker was named the inaugural recipient of the ASN Player of the Year Award on April 6 after recording 20G-28A-48P as a sophomore and captured All-Tournament honors at this year's NCAA West Regional, tallying 1G-5A-6P in two games played in helping DU reach its first Frozen Four since 2005.
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