Rask Named 7th Player; Bruins Announce MIAA Sportsmanship Award Winners
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BOSTON, MA - The Boston Bruins and NESN announced today that Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was named the winner of NESN’s Seventh Player Award. Voted on by Bruins fans online at NESN.com, NESN’s Seventh Player Award is an annual award presented to the Bruin who went above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans during the 2009-10 season. This year, in his first full season with the Bruins, the 23-year-old Rask has compiled a 19-11-4 record with a 2.02 Goals Against Average, a .929 Save Percentage and five shutouts. As of Thursday, April 1, Rask led all NHL goaltenders in Goals Against, ranked tied for first in Save Percentage with Ryan Miller and was tied for seventh in shutouts. Rask was acquired by the Bruins from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Andrew Raycroft on June 24, 2006. He was originally drafted by Toronto in the first round (21st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
In addition to the Seventh Player Award trophy, Rask will be given $5,000 to donate to the charitable organization of his choice.
The Boston Bruins organization is also proud to announce the 2010 winners of the Boston Bruins/Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Ice Hockey Sportsmanship Award. For eight years, the MIAA and Boston Bruins have partnered to honor one worthy student-athlete from each boys and girls ice hockey league in the state. These student-athletes were selected by representatives of their league for best exemplifying the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship in high school ice hockey. Here is the complete list of recipients:
Joe Ackil (Southborough, MA/ Algonquin Regional) Dan Ahlstedt (Plymouth, MA/ Plymouth North) Mark Brennan (North Chelmsford, MA/ Nashoba Valley Technical) Matt Brown (Stow, MA/ Nashoba Regional) Andrew Budz (Williamstown, MA/ Mount Greylock Regional) Michael Catanzariti (Hopedale, MA/ Marian) Cal Ciarcia (Dennis, MA/ Sacred Heart) Daniel Concannon (Everett, MA/ Everett) Daniel Cotton (Pembroke, MA/ Archbishop Williams) Evan Cutelis (Tewksbury, MA/ Tewksbury Memorial) Chris Dedinas (Greenfield, MA/ Greenfield) Tyler Dias (Attleboro, MA/ Attleboro) Luke Dilisio (South Hadley, MA/ South Hadley) Michele Doherty (Chelmsford, MA/ Chelmsford) Amanda Donato (Arlington, MA/ Arlington Catholic) Rylee Elliott (Tewksbury, MA/ Shawsheen Valley Technical) Christopher Flaherty (Braintree, MA/ Braintree) Anna Gannett (East Sandwich, MA/ Sandwich) Justine Hasson (Braintree, MA/ Braintree) Katie Hildreth (Hingham, MA/ Hingham) Steve Hole (Bellingham, MA/ Bellingham) Dylan Koundakjian (Bedford, MA/ Bedford) Tom Krysil (Leominster, MA/ St. John's Shrewsbury) Murphy Lester (Dartmouth, MA/ Bishop Stang) Matthew McCarthy (Merrimac, MA/ Pentucket Regional) David McCauley (Westborough, MA/ Westborough) Maria Menconi (Canton, MA/ Canton) Anthony Pascucci (East Boston, MA/ East Boston) Dan Reardon (Billerica, MA/ Billerica Memorial) Richard Salve (Dighton, MA/ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional) Michael Seward (Winchester, MA/ Winchester) Adam Silva (Fall River, MA/ Durfee) Jenna Vercollone (Lincoln, MA/ Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) Mariah Wentworth (Peabody, MA/ Peabody Veterans Memorial) Samantha Woodward (Lexington, MA/ Lexington)