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Three Huskies earn all-Hockey East honors

Maxim Letunov was named to the second team.

UConn's Maxim Letunov (27) during the Northeastern Huskies vs UConn Huskies men's college ice hockey game game at the XL Center in Hartford, CT  on November 28, 2017.
UConn's Maxim Letunov (27) during the Northeastern Huskies vs UConn Huskies men's college ice hockey game game at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on November 28, 2017.
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On Wednesday, Hockey East released the men’s all-conference teams as voted on by the conference’s 11 head coaches and UConn had three players honored.

Junior forward Maxim Letunov (12-16—28) was named to the second team and was a big part of the Huskies’ success this season. He led the team in points, assists, plus/minus and was one of three players, along with Alexander Payusov and Max Kalter, to score multiple game-winning goals.

He was also tied for the team lead in goals with Payusov and Spencer Naas and was tied for eighth in Hockey East in points (9-11—20) and goals. In addition to his second team honor, Letunov was named as the runner-up for the Len Ceglarski Individual Sportsmanship Award behind defenseman Jacob Bryson of Providence.

UConn also had a pair of honorable mentions in senior defenseman Johnny Austin and Naas. Austin (3-11—14) was seventh in defenseman scoring in the conference and was ninth in power play points (2-7—9).

Naas (12-12—24) scored a point in his final eight regular season games and was second on the Huskies in points. He was knotted at 18th in the conference in points (11-7—18) and tied for fourth in goals.

As a team, UConn was the runner-up for the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award.