April 8, 2004
Brown University senior Yann Danis (Saint Jerome, QUE) has added seven more honors to his growing list of accolades for the 2004 season. Most notably, Danis was named a First Team Jofa All-American, earning All-America honors for the second time in his career. A top-three finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, Danis has also earned INCH.Com First Team All-America honors, All-USCHO First Team honors, New England Hockey Writers Association All-Star honors. In addition, Danis was named the INCH.Com Goaltender of the Year, the USCHO Defensive Player of the Year, and the New England Hockey Writers Association Leonard Fowle Award recipient, which goes to the MVP of New England.
The 2004 ECAC Player and Goaltender of the Year, Danis was also named the Ivy League Player of the Year, earning both First Team All-ECAC and First Team All-Ivy. Danis helped lead Brown to its best ECAC finish since 1995, while leading the team to back-to-back winning seasons (15-11-5) for the first time since 1995. A five-time ECAC Goalie of the Week and one-time ECAC Player of the Week, Danis led the ECAC in save percentage and is second in the nation in that category (.942). He is also third in the country in goals against average at 1.81.
He holds several Brown and ECAC records, including career shutouts (13), shutouts in a season (5), goals against average in a season (1.81), save percentage in a season (.942), career wins (43), career save percentage (.930), and career goals against average (2.20). In the ECAC, Danis holds the record for career shutouts (13), save percentage in a season for league games only (.948), and career shutouts for league games only (11).
Danis, who is currently playing for the AHL affiliate (Hamilton) of the Montreal Canadiens, is the first player from Brown to earn either the Payer or Goaltender of the Year award. In addition, he is Brown's first-ever hockey player to be recognized as a Hobey Baker Finalist.
The 2004 recipient of the Hobey Baker Award will be announced at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 9, at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The announcement will be televised on six regional cable sports networks: Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports New England, and Empire Sports Network.