Maine Hockey Journal

Hockey East Announces All-Decade Team

The University of Maine had four players named to the Hockey East All-Decade Team, announced on Friday, March 19 during the third period of the Boston College vs. Vermont Hockey East semifinal game at the TD Garden. Jimmy Howard
(2002–05), Niko Dimitrakos (1998–2002), Michel Léveillé (2003–07) and Greg Moore (2002–2006) were all named to the team. Maine’s four selections trailed just Boston College, who had seven players selected to the team.

Howard had a record-setting career in goal for the Black Bears. He played in 82 career games and posted a record of 47-23-10 with a 1.84 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. He ranks first all-time in Maine history in both goals against average and save percentage. His 1.19 goals against average and .956 save percentage that he posted in 2003-04 are both NCAA records. He holds the Maine record with 15 career shutouts and had a 193:45 shutout streak that is also a Maine record. As a freshman in 2003, Howard was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year, in addition to being named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Howard was named an All-American in 2004. He earned a spot on the 2004 Hockey East First Team, in addition to being named to the 2004 Hockey East All-Tournament Team. Howard also earned All-New England honors in 2004. Howard is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He ranks fifth in the NHL in save percentage, eighth in goals against average and 14th in wins on the season.

Dimitrakos played in 139 career games for the Black Bears. He scored 50 goals and added 80 assists for 130 career points. He was named an All-American in 2002. As a freshman, he earned a spot on the 1999 NCAA All-Tournament Team leading Maine to its second NCAA Title. In 2002, he was named to the Hockey East Second Team. Dimitrakos was named Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2000, after scoring the game-winning goal in the title game with just 2.5 seconds remaining in regulation. He was also named All-New England in 2002.

Léveillé saw action in 153 career games for the Black Bears. He tallied 53 goals and dished out 96 assists for 149 career points. Léveillé earned All-America honors in both 2006 and 2007. He was named both the Hockey East and New England Rookie of the Year in 2004. He was a two-time Hockey East All-Conference selection, earning First Team honors in 2007. Léveillé was selected All-New England in 2007 and also earned CoSIDA All-District Second Team honors that same year.

Moore tallied 107 career points on 66 goals and 41 assists in 154 career games for the Black Bears. He was a finalist for the 2006 Hobey Baker Award. Moore was named an All-American in 2006 and also earned Hockey East First Team honors that same year. He was also selected All-New England in 2006. Moore was instrumental in leading Maine to the 2006 Frozen Four.

In addition, each team selected an All-Decade Fan Favorite. Jimmy Howard was selected as Maine’s Fan Favorite.

Courtesy of the University of Maine

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