Stony Brook Captain J.T. Hall awarded country’s Most Valuable Player!

The 2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division I Player of the Year Award, goes to the Captain of Stony Brook University#17 J.T. Hall, as selected by the Head Coaches of ACHA Men’s Division I.
JT, a junior captain from Lake Grove, NY, becomes the first ever Seawolf to win the ACHA Men’s Division I Player of the Year Award after leading the team to a 30-3-2 record, spending 4 weeks as the #1 ranked team in the country, earning a #2 seed at the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, and ending the year with a #3 final ranking.
J.T. was consistently near the top of just about every meaningful statistical category in ACHA Men’s Division I this season: 3rd in scoring with 71 points in 34 games played, an average of 2.09 points per game; 7th in goals scored (30); 4th in shorthanded goals (2); 9th in game winning goals (4); 3rd in assists (41); and 5th in power play assists (13). As well, J.T. collected some hardware for his efforts: Most Valuable Player of the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL); ACHA Men’s Division I Nationals 1st Team All-Tournament; ESCHL 1st Team All-League; and Most Valuable Player Award for Stony Brook University.
J.T. has directed the Seawolves to three straight Top 4 finishes at the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, including an ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Runners-Up finish during in the 2014-2015 season.
In his 3-year career, J.T. has 102 games played, 48 goals, 88 assists, 136 points (1.33 Pts/GP), 10 power play goals, 2 shorthanded goals, and 107 penalty minutes. Moreover, Stony Brook has won both the ESCHL Regular Season and Playoff Championships each of those 3 seasons, and he served as an Assistant Captain during the 2014-2015 season.
J.T. is a role model to the rest of his teammates because of his work ethic, commitment, passion, and dedication to the game. His team first attitude combined with his leadership skills has made him into the player he is today.