The junior trio of Max Véronneau, Ryan Kuffner and Josh Teves have been named to the ECAC Hockey all-league teams it was announced by the league office this evening.
Véronneau was named first-team All-ECAC Hockey, the first Tiger to earn first-team honors since Taylor Fedun in 2011. Véronneau leads Princeton in scoring with 53 points on 16 goals and 37 assists. He ranks second in the nation in points per game (1.61) and is first in the nation in assists per game (1.12). Véronneau led the league in conference games with 37 points in 22 games. A second-team selection as a sophomore, Véronneau currently has 105 career points, which ranks him 14th all-time at Princeton. He is one point shy of tying the school record for points in a season, and one assist away from the record for assists in a season.
Kuffner was named second-team All-ECAC Hockey. Kuffner finished second in the ECAC in scoring with 32 points in 33 games and had more goals in ECAC games than any other player in the league. He is second on the team in scoring with 50 points on 29 goals and 21 assists. His goal on Friday at Union gave him the Princeton record for goals in a season, surpassing Jeff Halpern’s 28 from the 2007-08 season. Kuffner is fourth in the nation in points (1.52) and is second in the nation in goals per game (0.88). With 106 career points, Kuffner is 11th all-time at Princeton in scoring, and ninth all-time in goals. Kuffner was a 2016 ECAC All-Rookie Team pick. Kuffner was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for February with a 16 points in 10 games. This season he had a 13-game point scoring streak and a seven-game goal scoring streak.
Teves was named third-team All-ECAC Hockey. Teves leads the nation’s defensemen in points per game, averaging 1.11 ppg. He has 31 points on six goals and 25 assists and overall ranks 27th nationally among all skaters. Teves currenly sits seventh in Princeton history in points in a career by a defenseman with 63 and has the third-most points in a season with 31. Teves led the league’s defenders in points per game with 17 points in 17 ECAC games. Teves is the first Princeton defender to be named all-league since Michael Sdao earned league honors in 2012.
Princeton, now 17-12-4 overall, has gone 4-0 in the ECAC playoffs to earn a spot in the ECAC Championship this weekend. The Tigers will face No. 1 seed Cornell in the semifinals on Friday, March 16 at 4:05 p.m., in Lake Placid, N.Y.