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Tootoo presents NJ High School Player of Year awards

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Devils forward Jordin Tootoo, the team's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey, presented the New Jersey High School Player of the Year Awards to junior defenseman Ryan Bogan (l.) of Christian Brothers Acadamy, named the boys' Player of the Year, and senior forward Kendall Cornine of Morristown Beard School, the girls' Player of the Year, prior to Monday's game against Los Angeles at Prudential Center.

Bogan becomes the second Christian Brothers Academy student to be honored in the 23-year history of the award.  He led the Colts with 12 goals and 42 assists, compiling 54 points. In this year’s state tournament games, he posted the game-winning goal against Bergen Catholic in the state semi-finals before leading CBA to the Non-Public Championship over Delbarton.

Cornine is the seventh Morristown-Beard School student to be honored in the 11-year history of the award.  She led the Crimson with 34 goals, 32 assists, compiling 66 points in the regular season.

Award winners and their guests receive tickets to a Devils' game, a plaque presented by a Devils' player, and dinner, compliments of the Devils.  This marks the 23rd season that the Devils have honored high school student-athletes.

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