Feb. 11, 2009
BOSTON, MA - Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Tim Whelan announced that Brown junior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) is one of sixteen NCAA Division I players who are semi-finalists for the 57th Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
The candidates include 11 players from Hockey East, four from ECAC Hocky, and one from Atlantic Hockey. The slate includes 12 forwards, one goalie, and three defensemen. Also included in the group are four repeat nominees, including Rosen, who was a semifinalist in 2007. Other players from ECAC Hockey include Dartmouth sophomore Adam Estoclet, Quinnipiac senior David Marshall, and Yale junior Sean Backman,
Rosen has played in 15 games this season and has posted a 3.93 goals against average and a .900 save percentage, while accumulating 484 saves. A Second Team All-Ivy selection in 2007, Rosen has played in 67 career games and has earned a 3.18 GAA to go along with a .910 save percentage. In addition, he recorded his 2,000th career save earlier this season to become just the third goalie ever at Brown to make at least 2,000 career saves, joining Chris Harvey '90 and Yann Danis '04.
The Gridiron Club will announce the finalists and winner of the 57th Walter Brown Award in March, following league playoffs and before the start of NCAA Tournament play.