Tim Taylor Award (NCAA)

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Tim Taylor Award (National Rookie of the Year)
SportIce hockey
Given forThe most outstanding freshman in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey.
First award2006
Most recentJoel Farabee

The Tim Taylor Award is an award given out to the NCAA Division I player judged to be the most outstanding freshman. The annual award was first received by Andreas Nödl after the conclusion of the 2006–07 season.

Shortly after his succumbing to cancer, the NCAA renamed the 'National Rookie of the Year Award' after long-time Yale head coach Tim Taylor. Starting in 2013–14 the honor was renamed the 'Tim Taylor Award'.[1] ECAC Hockey already confers an award with the same name, given each year to the conference Coach of the Year. It was renamed in Taylor's honor in 2007.[2]


Year Winner Position School
2006–07 Andreas Nödl Right Wing St. Cloud State
2007–08 Richard Bachman Goaltender Colorado College
2008–09 Kieran Millan Goaltender Boston University
2009–10 Stéphane Da Costa Forward Merrimack
2010–11 T. J. Tynan Forward Notre Dame
2011–12 Joey LaLeggia Defenceman Denver
2012–13 Jon Gillies Goaltender Providence
2013–14 Sam Anas Center Quinnipiac
2014–15 Jack Eichel Center Boston University
2015–16 Kyle Connor Left Wing Michigan
2016–17 Clayton Keller Center Boston University
2017–18 Scott Perunovich Defenceman Minnesota–Duluth
2018–19 Joel Farabee Left Wing Boston University

All-Tournament Team players by school[edit]


  1. ^ "National top rookie award renamed in honor of the late Tim Taylor". USCHO.com. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  2. ^ "ECAC Hockey Loses Legendary Coach". Union Athletics. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.