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Steven Whitney wins Walter Brown Award as New England’s best American college hockey player

03.20.13 at 12:33 pm ET
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BC senior forward Steven Whitney has won the 61st Walter Brown Award, given annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.

Whitney beat out Eric Hartzell of Quinnipiac and his BC teammate, Johnny Gaudreau, for the honor. He is the 19th BC player to earn the award, the most recent Eagle to win it being goalie John Muse in 2011. BC head coach Jerry York and associate head coach Greg Brown also received the award, in 1967 and 1990.

Whitney leads Hockey East with 25 goals this year and ranks second, after Gaudreau, with a career-high 43 points. His six game-winning goals and 0.69 goals per game rate both rank second in the country.

A native of Reading and a graduate of Lawrence Academy, Whitney has 126 points over 158 career games at BC.

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