Jr. Coyotes alum, Phoenix native Burgess tabbed ECAC Hockey Player of the Month
ECAC Hockey has announced its monthly award winners and Rensselaer senior forward Todd Burgess has been named Player of the Month.
A Phoenix native and Jr. Coyotes graduate, Burgess led the Engineers to a 6-3-0 February, including a 5-1 mark in ECAC Hockey play.
Netting a league-best nine goals to go along with three assists for a league-high 12 points, he had the second-highest plus-minus among conference skaters at plus-10, with three power-play tallies, 28 shots and six blocks at the defensive end.
His month was highlighted by a four-goal outing against Princeton on Feb. 22 – registering his first collegiate hat trick in a 7-1 win.
Burgess posted a six-game point streak during the February in which he scored eight goals and added three assists for 11 points. He produced three power-play tallies and one game-winning assist during the stretch, with a plus-8 rating.
In six conference games in February, he posted a team-high seven goals with two assists for nine points and a +10 rating.
Playing in 32 games for the Engineers this season, Burgess has a team-high 14 goals and six assists for 20 points. The team-leader in goals per game (0.44), power-play goals (5), hat tricks (1) and shooting percentage (17.7%).
Defensively, he has 12 blocked shots, while being assessed 10 minor penalties for 20 minutes.
In 102 career games with the Engineers, Burgess has 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points.
(March 3, 2020)