ALBANY, N.Y. – Senior Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, British Columbia) of the Brown men's hockey team was recently named ECAC Hockey Co-Best Defensive Defenseman of the Year, as selected by the league's 12 coaches.
Robertson, who shared the honor with Union's Shayne Gostisbehere, is the fifth player in program history to earn the award and the first since Scott Ford won in 2004. The Third Team All-ECAC selection recently signed a professional contract with Carolina Hurricanes and finished his Brown career with 17 goals and 53 assists for 70 points in 128 games played. He ranks in the top-10 in program history for both points and assists by a defenseman.
A two-time team captain, Robertson is coming off another impressive all-around season for the Bears. He started 29 games on left defense and logged substantial minutes as one-half of the team's top defensive pairing, finishing with 17 points on six goals and 11 assists. He scored all six goals during ECAC contests and was named First Team All-Ivy for the second straight season.
A reliable defensive presence throughout his four-year career, Robertson led the team with 55 blocked shots and finished with a +11 rating as a senior. Robertson was a large part of Brown special teams, playing on both the penalty kill and power-play units, and finished tied for the team-high with five power-play goals and a conference-high two game-winning goals.