Ice Hockey


Jaakko Heikkinen Named NCHC Rookie of the Month

Jan. 3, 2018


Jaakko Heikkinen has been named National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Rookie of the Month for December, the NCHC announced on Wednesday.

Heikkinen finished the month with seven (7) points (3-4-7), 10 shots and a +1 rating through eight (8) games. The Helsinki, Finland native finished the month second in scoring among NCAA freshmen and led all freshmen with two (2) power-play goals and four (4) power-play points.

In his first collegiate season, Heikkinen has registered 10 points (6-4-10), 26 shots and a -2 rating through 20 games.

The league honor marks the fifth for the Pioneers and first for Heikkinen this season.


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